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Which Linux distribution do you prefer? (2014 edition)

Which Linux distribution do you prefer?  

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  1. 1. Which Linux distribution do you prefer?

    • Debian GNU/Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • Arch Linux
    • (K|X|L)-Ubuntu
    • Mint
    • Gentoo
    • Slackware
    • Mandrake
      0
    • Mageia
    • openSUSE
    • Other (specify in reply).
    • I roll my own distribution.
    • Elementary OS


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zhangm    1,210

The 2014 edition of the Neowin distribution poll.

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~Neowin~    134

Voted. Welcome 2014 - The year of Linux :p

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Xahid    4,950

Server CentOS

Desktop UBUNTU

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The_Decryptor    1,105

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.

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McKay    3,695

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+Frank B.    7,104

Fedora.

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Matthew_Thepc    59

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.

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Knife Party    630

elementary OS

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zhangm    1,210

elementary OS

Added.

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InTheSwiss    22

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.

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+DonC    332

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

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Nick H.    7,988

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.

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tiagosilva29    885

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.

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James7    659

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

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Max Norris    2,071

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.)

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n_K    1,658

Christ anything but arch.

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Ambroos    803

Elementary without a doubt.

 

You get the awesome compatibility of Ubuntu 12.04 in a much lighter package with an amazing UI. If Linux didn't have driver issues with my switchable graphics setup I'd have switched over from Windows 7 long ago. I used it at my work computer and it's just a joy to work with, especially once you start to know the keyboard shortcuts.

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sorlag    43

Debian on Desktop/Server

Fedora is also quite nice.

 

As desktop environment i use LXDE.

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Mindovermaster    919

Debian 7 fan here. XFCE :)

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ShMaunder    102

Ubuntu 12.04 (with Unity + Gnome panel for task switching) at the moment. Though depending on the state Compiz is released in 14.04, might be switching to one of its forks.

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Barney T.    2,131

Mint for me, atm. I still love Debian as a primary OS. It works very well and is a solid, stable distro.

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+Fahim S.    906

Still a Linux noob and using desktop Ubuntu 12.04.

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Microsoft BOB™ 10    688

Mint with Cinnamon. Looks gorgeous. Similar usability concepts as Windows :)

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cork1958    1,092

Debian all the way!!

 

Only distro I've ever had installed out of a WHOLE LOT of them, that some update hasn't totally screwed the OS up!

 

Don't know how many times I've had some form of Ubuntu installed that an update totally foobarred that OS. Will NEVER use that bloatware again!!

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123456789A    4,709

Slackware

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