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Poll: Definitive: Which Linux distribution do you prefer? (2013 edition) (276 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Linux distribution do you prefer?

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#1 +Frank B.

Frank B.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 20:19

The 2013 edition of the Neowin distribution poll.


#2 Nothing Here

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 20:57

Well, I chose Fedora, because it is the best. Barring the fact of the F18's installer, which in my opion is a mess. But I am running Ubuntu and Mint at this time. I am hoping Fedora can fix the installer in F19. If they do, I will start using it again.

#3 Hideyoshi

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 21:05

I voted Ubuntu 'cause I used(and installed for many friends) it for a long time, but I'd like to try Mint as soon as possible.

#4 Circaflex

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 21:10

ubuntu with gnome 3

#5 ArtistX

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 21:34

gentoo for me, when I do feel like using Linux for a bit

#6 Max Norris

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 21:53

Linux isn't my primary desktop, but have a half dozen or so units running Arch in a server configuration, rather like how it's set up, that and it has zero assumptions on what you want installed regardless of the environment, build it from the ground up.

#7 rwx

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 22:03

None of the above as they are - However I'd take an Ubuntu based distribution with Trinity Desktop Environment.

#8 wickedlester

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  • Joined: 13-June 02
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  • OS: Arch Linux,Ubuntu,Windows 8.1, OS X Mavericks

Posted 31 March 2013 - 22:14

Been using Arch since 2004. I always have Arch installed regardless of what other Distro I am trying out at the time. Arch is so easy to customize to my own preferences I couldn't think of not having it installed.

#9 Mindovermaster

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 23:10

I say Ubuntu, but currently playing with Arch and Debian in VM. :)

#10 Kreuger

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 23:24

Lubuntu

#11 Beyond Godlike

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 00:39

If someone wants to learn linux, is Arch a good choice. I have some unix experience through work, just moving around hte filesystem, tcpdump, etc, but that about it.

#12 Growled

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 00:46

I really like the Ubuntu family. It's a great base.

#13 +Karl L.

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  • OS: Debian Testing

Posted 03 April 2013 - 00:00

Ever since getting involved in Debian development I'm not sure I could ever change distributions. From a purely technical infrastructure perspective I believe Debian is far ahead of every other distribution. Although, anyone who has read my posts over the last year probably could have guessed my vote regardless...

#14 Mindovermaster

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:19

:rolleyes:

#15 CaptainBeno

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  • OS: Linux 100%

Posted 20 April 2013 - 20:08

The new Ubuntu - Gnome 13.04 is the best Linux distro I have ever used . Everything I mean everything works perfect 100% on the first boot .