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Which Linux distribution do you prefer? (2014 edition)

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Which Linux distribution do you prefer?

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#1 zhangm


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:30

The 2014 edition of the Neowin distribution poll.

#2 ~Neowin~



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:45

Voted. Welcome 2014 - The year of Linux :p

#3 Xahid


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:47

Server CentOS

Desktop UBUNTU

#4 The_Decryptor



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:48

I've taken quite a liking to Arch recently, there's a fair bit of involved setup (Which I actually enjoy, for some reason), but selectively building up a system is great.

#5 McKay


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:50


#6 +Frank B.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:50


#7 Matthew_Thepc



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:57

Used to be a huge fan of OpenSUSE, but, after getting into Arch this year, I can't go back. It runs great on everything from my desktop to my Raspberry Pi, and it's got a great wiki & community around it.

#8 B0mberman


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:17

elementary OS

#9 OP zhangm


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:57

elementary OS


#10 InTheSwiss



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:37

Debian. As always :yes:


Not happy with how Mark/Canonical are taking Ubuntu so I am not using it anymore out of principle. Recent Fedora is also really nice but I am too comfortable on a Debian system to make the switch.

#11 +DonC



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:15

I would have placed a vote on RHEL for server use but I voted Fedora as it's what I use personally.

#12 Nick H.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:18

Just a suggestion, but could people explain why they prefer their choice of distribution? I only ask because I have a spare machine lying around and am going to start messing around with Linux, so it would be good to hear why each person went for the distribution that they did.

My vote for the moment is Ubuntu, due to its easy setup. But that's because I haven't completely dived in to Linux yet so I just use it to test things.

#13 tiagosilva29


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:07

I don't know, to be honest. This last week was spent trying to install a decent, modern distribution in my laptop and so far I have been unsucessful.

#14 vetJames7


    Fixed tentatively

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:49

As I noted elsewhere, I like Ubuntu Unity and now have installed KDE to form an erotic concoction that works well both ways. :D

#15 Max Norris

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:51

Still use Debian on my servers for stability, but still prefer Arch overall.   Mostly because I don't have to rely on it, if it were my main OS I'd probably pick Debian there as well.  Fun to work with though.  (When it works.)