Which Linux distribution do you prefer? (2015)


Which Linux distribution do you prefer?  

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zhangm

The 2015 edition of the Neowin distribution poll.

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Mindovermaster

I'd say Debian or Arch. Like Debian most of all, though.

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Gerowen

Ubuntu.  I've just gotten used to it, there's lots of main stream 3rd party software support, and it "just works" for me.  I don't mind getting down and dirty when I have to, but when I just need to get work done, being able to just download a .deb file and double click it, or being able to do 99% of tasks through the GUI is awfully useful.  It's based on Debian so you get all of the apty goodness and they do contribute things back to the Debian project, plus the IRC chat channel is generally fairly active and helpful.

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simplezz

Arch without a doubt. Happy new year all :)

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duoi

Debian on my server, Elementary OS on my workstation.

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+Frank B.

Fedora.

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Mindovermaster

I thought you were a Ubuntu guy, Frank. Learn something new every day. ;)

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Gerowen

I thought you were a Ubuntu guy, Frank. Learn something new every day. ;)

We all bounce around from time to time, :p

 

I've used Fedora Core (Before it was renamed to just Fedora), Mandrake (Before it was Mandriva), Ubuntu, Debian and a few others.  Sometimes I'll get curious and re-format, then go back to what I'm comfortable with.

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ncc50446

Started with Mandrake, moved to Debian, moved to Fedora Core, moved to Mandrivia, moved to Fedora, moved to Debian...Still on Debian lol

Have two servers..One is Debian, the other is Fedora (Will be moving it to Debian shortly).

With 2015, I'll be getting into Linux again on the desktop. Going to go with Debian most likely..might try Arch again.

Tried several others, but always used those three as my main OSs.

 

Plan on doing a lot more studying of Linux this year. Mostly just use it for playing around, or servers.

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Kazama Levi

Ubuntu.  I've just gotten used to it, there's lots of main stream 3rd party software support, and it "just works" for me.  I don't mind getting down and dirty when I have to, but when I just need to get work done, being able to just download a .deb file and double click it, or being able to do 99% of tasks through the GUI is awfully useful.  It's based on Debian so you get all of the apty goodness and they do contribute things back to the Debian project, plus the IRC chat channel is generally fairly active and helpful.

 

This :laugh:

Using Kubuntu/Kde however, as especially Gnome 3 is a pain in the anus to use :x

 

I've tried out many distros as well (Mandriva, Fedora, OpenSuse...) before I eventually settled on Kubuntu.

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Aergan

Ubuntu & Ubuntu Server.

I run XFCE on Ubuntu over Unity though.

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xxxxxx.xxxxxx

I voted for Arch as its what I use primarily, however in a server environment I always use Debian.

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Haggis

Debian on server and Mint on laptop :)

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guitmz

CentOS on a server, Debian in another server (my seedbox) and Arch on the rest for now :)

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TDT

I like to think that I tried all the (important) Linux distros, starting with Slackware many years ago and ending with openSUSE 13.2 a few days ago (an ugly experience, sadly). I always come back to elementary OS. To me, it's the most polished and clean distro, no bloat, no unnecessary apps and really looks like the most professional Linux OS out there. To those who say that it's too "elementary", I say ######, you can add whatever app you want and customize it the way you want and still looks beautiful. Mine has a Numix circle icon theme, that's the only thing I changed, since I want all the icons to look similar. Other than that, I installed all my apps, plus a few Windows apps via Crossover and that's it. This thing is fast as lightning and absolutely beautiful to look at. The only thing that I hate is that it takes so much to release new versions, but I guess you have to take your time to have a high quality product.

 

Mark my words, if these guys keep up their work, this will be the Linux distro that will make a lot of people switch.

 

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Art_X

Gentoo for me, lets me build what I need and don't need, and also helps me learn Linux :)

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TDT

I got to play with some more distros over the last few weeks. I tried Deepin and Fedora 21. Deepin runs like crap, but I do like the design (I even tried to use Deepin's theme, icons, media player, etc., on elementary, but it looks horrible). Fedora 21 is clearly not for newbies, the installer is quite dangerous if you don't know what you're doing (why on Earth can't they do a simple installer like 99% of the other distros??) and the overall font of this distro is like Comic Sans. Horrible. Another annoying thing, it takes ages to update, it seems. There were about 900 packages that needed update after the installation (about 400MB in size) and it took more than 30 minutes to get it done. And no, it wasn't the download that lasted so long, that was done in a couple of minutes, the "Installing", "Updating", "Cleaning" and "Verifying" crap took the longest time.

 

So, back to elementary for now. I still want to try Ozon when it's out, even if it's based on Fedora.

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firey

I've used many distros.  Starting with Mandrake (like 10 years ago), then ubuntu for a while (various flavors k,x,l,u), then used Arch for a really long time.  I liked it but I broke it a lot.  There was a lot of incompatibilities with certain programs, and a few times I'd have to go into the programs source and edit files then recompile.

Then used debian for a bit.. really liked it but at the time it didn't have good cinnamon support which caused me to break gnome a few times.  Last week I installed Mint as it is the one that cinnamon comes with and so far it's worked 100%.  So my vote is for Mint 

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+longgonebn

I have always been an Ubuntu guy. 

 

Though Elementary looks so nice. I am no expert and do enjoy when apps and things have .deb files. Would I have any issues accomplishing things on Elementary compared to what I am used to with Ubuntu?

 

If I want to accomplish something I normally Google it and have no issues doing it. Worried if I try another distro that won't be such easy to do.

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wickedlester

Arch Linux. Have been using it since 2004.

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+JHBrown

Mint

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Pam14160

None of them. . .will stay with my Mac. . . :D

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Ruti

I have always been an Ubuntu guy. 

 

Though Elementary looks so nice. I am no expert and do enjoy when apps and things have .deb files. Would I have any issues accomplishing things on Elementary compared to what I am used to with Ubuntu?

 

If I want to accomplish something I normally Google it and have no issues doing it. Worried if I try another distro that won't be such easy to do.

Elementary os is based on ubuntu, so all your .deb files work on elementary!

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Krome

Awh... I am the only one that "roll my own distribution" lol

 

TDT can you give me that wallpaper?  Looks very... (dang can't find the word for it)... mesmerizing...

 

I am starting to re-learn my *nix system so it may take time... I am here to check which is the best choice for people here... but on that thought tho, I like to share something with you Linux people... Be aware that the NSA is targetting you guys...

Just a warning... here's the read https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/07/nsa_targets_pri.html

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TDT

 

TDT can you give me that wallpaper?  Looks very... (dang can't find the word for it)... mesmerizing...

Sure. Here it is :)

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