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Poll: Desktop Distribution of the Year
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Desktop Distribution of the Year

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The nominees are:

antiX
Arch
Bedrock Linux
Bodhi
BunsenLabs
Condres OS
Debian
Devuan
elementary OS
EndeavourOS
Fedora
Gentoo
Linux Lite
Linux Mint
Linux Mint Debian Edition
Mageia
Manjaro
MX Linux
NuTyX
OpenMandriva
openSUSE Leap
openSUSE Tumbleweed
PClinuxOS
Peppermint
Pop!_ OS
Puppy
Slackel
Slackware
Solus
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Ubuntu
Void Linux
Zorin OS
Garuda

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Old 01-02-2022, 05:52 PM   #1
jeremy
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Desktop Distribution of the Year


Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop experience?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2022, 10:19 AM   #2
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I would vote Arcolinux but as it's not in the list, Arch ftw!!
 
Old 01-03-2022, 04:54 PM   #3
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Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop experience?
Best (in my opinion): Gentoo.
Best suited (in my opinion): Slackware.

... I chose Void. Good enough.
 
Old 01-03-2022, 05:37 PM   #4
rokytnji
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antiX.
 
Old 01-03-2022, 09:19 PM   #5
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MX XFCE and KDE - it's a toss up.

Both very reliable.
 
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Old 01-04-2022, 07:10 PM   #6
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LMDE but still waiting for LMDE5 to emerge...
 
Old 01-04-2022, 08:15 PM   #7
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Recently did a tour of the other distros I halfway like... wound up back with PCLinuxOS (with KDE).
 
Old 01-04-2022, 09:03 PM   #8
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Bodhi Linux wins in my book.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 09:29 PM   #9
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Desktop Distribution of the Year

Slackware64-current is my choice. Slackware, since 2001
 
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Old 01-04-2022, 10:00 PM   #10
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Feren OS is the best in my book.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 10:11 PM   #11
frankbell
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I must say I've become quite attached to Mageia, though I still quite like Debian. Both of them are quite stable.
 
Old 01-05-2022, 12:10 AM   #12
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Cool Desktop Distribution of the Year

openSUSE Tumbleweed hands down, used it now for 2 years straight on two hi-power workstations and not a spot of trouble
 
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Old 01-05-2022, 03:24 AM   #13
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Every once in a while I get bored and try all sorts of desktop distributions, well established ones, new kids on the block, specialist dists, but in the end I always return to openSUSE, Tumbleweed version last couple of years.
 
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Old 01-05-2022, 05:44 AM   #14
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A list of 33 distros were some are derivates of another distro listed... this makes even less sense than Distrowatch's popularity ranking.

Also I'm a bit unsure what a qualifier for a Desktop distribution is, seeing that most of the choices do not require being used as a GUI distro, and many do not even default to that...

Anyhow, mine's on the list so I voted for that.
 
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Old 01-05-2022, 08:35 AM   #15
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I would have voted Garuda, surprised it didn't make the list.
 
  


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