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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
antiX 7 1.78%
Arch 19 4.82%
Bedrock Linux 2 0.51%
Bodhi 9 2.28%
BunsenLabs 1 0.25%
Condres OS 0 0%
Debian 43 10.91%
Devuan 10 2.54%
elementary OS 1 0.25%
EndeavourOS 3 0.76%
Fedora 28 7.11%
Gentoo 2 0.51%
Linux Lite 1 0.25%
Linux Mint 28 7.11%
Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 1.02%
Mageia 6 1.52%
Manjaro 21 5.33%
MX Linux 32 8.12%
NuTyX 0 0%
OpenMandriva 0 0%
openSUSE Leap 5 1.27%
openSUSE Tumbleweed 11 2.79%
PClinuxOS 5 1.27%
Peppermint 2 0.51%
Pop!_ OS 2 0.51%
Puppy 0 0%
Slackel 1 0.25%
Slackware 69 17.51%
Solus 0 0%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 4 1.02%
Ubuntu 72 18.27%
Void Linux 2 0.51%
Zorin OS 2 0.51%
Garuda 2 0.51%
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Old 01-02-2022, 04:52 PM   #1
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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, 09:19 AM   #2
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I would vote Arcolinux but as it's not in the list, Arch ftw!!
 
Old 01-03-2022, 03:54 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, 04:37 PM   #4
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antiX.
 
Old 01-03-2022, 08:19 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, 06:10 PM   #6
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LMDE but still waiting for LMDE5 to emerge...
 
Old 01-04-2022, 07:15 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, 08:03 PM   #8
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Bodhi Linux wins in my book.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 08:29 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, 09:00 PM   #10
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Feren OS is the best in my book.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 09:11 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 01-04-2022, 11:10 PM   #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, 02:24 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, 04:44 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, 07:35 AM   #15
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I would have voted Garuda, surprised it didn't make the list.
 
  


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