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Definitive: Which Linux distribution do you prefer? (2013 edition)

  

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  1. 1. Which Linux distribution do you prefer?

    • Debian GNU/Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • Arch Linux
    • {K-, X-, L-}Ubuntu
    • Linux Mint
    • Gentoo
    • Slackware
    • Mandrake
      0
    • Mageia
      0
    • openSUSE
    • Other (specify below)
    • I'm rolling my own distribution.


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+Frank B.    7,104

The 2013 edition of the Neowin distribution poll.

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Nothing Here    450

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.

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hid3y0shi    5

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.

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Circaflex    3,018

ubuntu with gnome 3

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Art_X    85

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

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Max Norris    2,071

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.

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rwx    17

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

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wickedlester    4

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.

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Mindovermaster    920

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

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Kreuger    104

Lubuntu

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Beyond Godlike    135

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.

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Growled    3,880

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

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Karl L.    275

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...

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Mindovermaster    920

:rolleyes:

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CaptainBeno    1

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 .

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f0rk_b0mb    698

Crunchbang Linux here. It's based on Debian, so I choose that in the survey. :)

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Mindovermaster    920

Actually, it's based off Ubuntu that is based off of Debian.

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soldier1st    40

Linux Mint 13. I'm running it on my t43 and it runs great.

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Javik    3,977

Kubuntu. Not a big fan of Gnome.

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Growled    3,880

Kubuntu. Not a big fan of Gnome.

You tried the new release yet?

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+fusi0n    1,569

I am back and forth.. going to give Ubuntu another shot with 13.04

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xxxxxx.xxxxxx    46

I voted for Arch Linux from a personal desktop point of view. Its my primary OS on all my machines at the moment.

From a server point of view I would have chosen Debian however.

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guitmz    103

I'm not a fan of Ubuntu since 10.04 but I'm in love now with Elementary OS (based on 12.04 LTS - but the interface is what matters to me, looks amazing...). Other than that, I like Arch, Gentoo and Fedora ones

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Sputnick    1

For the looks:

Elementary

Pear Linux

For the stability & support:

Ubuntu & derivatives

Linux Mint

I love new editions, so at this moment I?m going to try Ubuntu & derivatives and Elementary

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Karl L.    275

Actually, it's based off Ubuntu that is based off of Debian.

Were you correcting Tyler R.'s post immediately above you? If so, he did not need correction. Crunchbang proudly proclaims that they are a Debian derivative. (They use the phrase "proudly powered by Debian" repeatedly on their website and in their documentation.) Crunchbang was once based on Ubuntu, but the authors became unsatisfied with the direction Ubuntu was taking and switched to Debian a couple of years ago. The current release - Crunchbang Linux 11 - is based on Debian Wheezy. The previous release - Crunchbang Linux 10 - was based on Debian Squeeze. The previous release was the first one to be based on Debian directly.

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