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View Poll Results: Which of these distros would be best for a desktop?
Fedora 2 15.38%
OpenSUSE 5 38.46%
Debian Testing 3 23.08%
CentOS 2 15.38%
SLED 0 0%
Debian Stable 1 7.69%
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:13 PM   #16
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I started out with Mandrake, then went with Debian based distros for years. I recently went to Mageia and am super happy with it.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:13 PM   #17
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I would recommend Arch by the looks of your wants. By the looks of your wants in software it looks like youre into graphics design. Arch is good but only if you have experience, it's very minimal, no defualt install, and most customizations are done manually in text files (based on research). Since you probably want something good looking and works with all those programs i recommend Ubuntu, but since your graphics is only 128MB maybe Xubuntu or Kubuntu. Theyre the same as Ubuntu but with different desktop enviroment. Im using Xubuntu 11, since I have a much older video card the newest Ubuntus dont support it any more. Xubuntu uses XFCE enviroment which is simple and good looking. Check out to see even more options instead of limiting yourself to the 6 in your poll.
Arch would go on my own personal hardware, while Debian Stable or CentOS would go on a family computer, since stability would be a bigger concern there than being bleeding-edge.

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #18
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For stability purposes, I've went with Mageia & Salix OS. Both have been very good for my family to use, but mostly Mageia.

I'm a long time Debian Testing user, but haven't ran it for a bit.
Old 12-08-2013, 07:00 PM   #19
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I use Arch so that's what I would put on my desktop. My father-in-law gets LTS Ubuntu because I don't have to think about it.
Old 12-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #20
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Any of them would work, none of them would be my first choice, except maybe Debian.


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