Which Linux distributions do you prefer? (2016)


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T3X4S
18 minutes ago, Royalty said:

Ubuntu! :)

There is really no point in posting twice, mentioing it 4 times - that goes way past weird.... its just software

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Ravensky
On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2015 at 10:33 PM, Unobscured Vision said:

Mint here for Desktop. Windows for Dev work, only because I have software that requires it and WINE has been problematic with said software. Otherwise it would be Mint exclusively.

try Sublime text for Linux coding... its beautiful...

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Gibblets

Combination of Linux Mint and Ubuntu Mate.

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Unobscured Vision

Still dual-booting Mint and Win 10 for the same reasons as previously. Nothing's changed.

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SoCalRox

Xubuntu, but have a number of others in VM just for fun. I like XFCE since it is quick and I can use low resource VMs, but there are a number of desktop managers I really like.

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cmcgregor

Gentoo. I tried other distros but I always find myself going back to Gentoo.

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Jazmac

Mint is beating Ubuntu? I've always been on the fence with both of these and I dig Mint but I thought Ubuntu would be on top of this poll. Interesting.

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Royalty
23 hours ago, T3X4S said:

There is really no point in posting twice, mentioing it 4 times - that goes way past weird.... its just software

Did I post twice in this thread? Whoops, my bad.

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firey

Mint for anything desktop related.  Been using Debian as a server though.

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imort
On 01.01.2016 at 11:32 AM, zhangm said:

The 2016 edition of the Neowin distro poll.

 
 
 

Looks like Ubuntu + Debian is holding about a third of the market, not bad

I'd used a Mint a few years ago but went from the ship after that(

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ultimate99
On 2016-01-01 at 11:37 AM, Barney T. said:

Xubuntu currently. Clean and fast with XFCE-4.

Impressive to see a healthcare professional into this kind of stuff!! :)

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