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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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#46 Mindovermaster

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:13

I've tried all versions of Ubuntu, and Lubuntu has to be my favourite.  My god is my netbook ever fast on Lubuntu (it uses LXDE gui).  

 

I tried Linux Mint (Olivia, with Cinnamon GUI), on my desktop gaming PC, and it was just too damn slow.  I have no idea why it was so slow, since my PC is more than capable enough for any operating system.  It must have been running in 2D-mode, or didn't have HW acceleration turned on, or something.  But the Linux Mint forums are completely dead, and there wasn't anyone there willing to reply to my posts about the issue.

 

Just a wild guess, but did you try asking on here? Being that Mint is based off of Ubuntu, I'm sure we could help you.




#47 Aergan

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 18:41

At home, Mint 15 at the moment.

 

At work, Ubuntu 10.04.1LTS.



#48 guitmz

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 19:07

Elementary OS, Fedora and Arch for me. Nothing against the others, I really like Debian, Gentoo, Slack, etc but this is what I run at the moment (and I change a lot so my answer may not last a few weeks haha) :)



#49 fusi0n

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 19:37

Ubuntu with a lot of heavy customization 



#50 sean.ferguson

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 16:33

Still Arch for me here, does everything and anything you need it to and so long as your sure to read the homepage before upgrading very few breakages happen. :)



#51 Growled

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:02

I think I finally may have found the one for me. It's been a long road and I've used a lot of distros, but I am using LXLE right now and I can't say enough good things about it. Never thought I would end up on an "old" LTS release. :)



#52 ViperAFK

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 22:46

I always end up coming back to arch linux. Just love having the very latest stuff to play with :) I also like how all the software is 'upstream', no weird distro patches causing unexpected bugs (**cough ubuntu **cough) And I've actually found it to be surprisingly stable, considering its uncompromising rolling-release nature. I tend to have less problems/bugs with arch than I do with ubuntu.



#53 Growled

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 00:26

^ My only experience to date with Arch has been Manjaro and it was a very disappointing experience.



#54 ViperAFK

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 00:41

^ My only experience to date with Arch has been Manjaro and it was a very disappointing experience.

I tried it recently too, the installer silently crashed mid install for no reason, wasn't impressed either :p

 

Manjaro struck me as being quite amateurish, I don't get how its gotten so popular.

 

Regular arch is much better, but its definitely not for everyone :)



#55 astropheed

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 00:57

Have been using Mint 14 for a while now, installing Mint 15 on VMware as I type this to see how it goes. It's a big contender for a straight up Windows 7 replacement OS.



#56 cork1958

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:39

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...

 

 

And I thank you xorangekiller for being half responsible for turning me onto Debian even if you didn't know you did!

 

Fantastic, stable distro. :)

 

I've tried many other distros, but have just about always wiped them out within a month at the most. Have Debian solely on 3 of my machines, and they have been for a few months now, while the other 6 are Windows 7. Isn't any Linux distro ever going to make me get rid of Windows 7 though.



#57 Mindovermaster

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:32

Yeah, cork. Xorangekiller got me into Debian as well. Ubuntu was good, but way too bloaty.



#58 Growled

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 16:25

 I don't get how its gotten so popular.

 

 

I've thought the same about many distros, including Mint. 



#59 Walid W.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 19:38

I actually use Ubuntu at the moment but I like Arch more but the problem is that I couldn't set it up myself that was too much for a Linux n00bie and my vote went for Arch now.



#60 remixedcat

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 19:40

Redhat devs... so that makes it RHEL/CentOS/Fedora