DEFINITIVE: Which Linux Distro? (poll for 2009)


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markjensen

Since the original poll is 2 years old, and even I have switched distros from Red Hat to Xubuntu, I thought that a fresh start was in order for Neowin.

For me, *buntu, fluxbox and desktop. While I have XFCE installed, it is just for the kids to use, and I don't personally boot into an XFCE session for my own use.

P.S. Can a mod lock & unpin the old and replace it with this? Thanks.

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Gabotril

I use to use a Live CD of Ubuntu to play around when a new version is released, or, when I'm bored, download and install ubuntu, opensuse or whatever.

Actually, I'm not a Linux user, but i like to try some distros sometimes.

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Paixao

I love linux. I just don't convert to it totally because of some compatibility stuff,

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brentaal

- Ubuntu CLI

- Openbox

- Desktop/server and just about everything else

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MR_Candyman

I love Slackware (and VectorLinux) and Damn Small Linux. I liek both KDE and Fluxbox. I use it for everything

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Crackler

I've tried various versions of Ubuntu and such but I've never really been able to completely switch from Vista. Having tried Windows 7 I see less of reason to switch even though I really like the customization that can be had with Linux. I do some online gaming so that somewhat seals the deal for me.

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Andre S.

To me Linux remains an obscure and hostile environment, even with Ubuntu. Last week I've been meddling with a Ubuntu install on a Virtual Box vm, and I was litteraly spending 90% on my time on Google trying to find instructions for simple tasks, like get Code::Blocks up and running or install Mono. Maybe some distros are better than Ubuntu, but Ubuntu is supposedly a distro for my grandmother. :blink: I don't hate my grandmother that much, thank you.

So, not voting until I find some distro I actually like.

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ichi

Gentoo on the desktop computer. I haven't reinstalled the OS for... seven years already?

Ubuntu on my own laptop and my laptop at work.

Linpus on the aspire one :p

KDE 3.5 on the desktop and gnome on both laptops (+compiz, which comes really handy to distract client's attention when something goes wrong :p ).

I used to like Enlightenment a lot but got out of touch with it when they introduced the "shelves" stuff.

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DavidM

Slackware, KDE 4.2 at the moment, two day ago it was Fedora 10, KDE 4.1, three days ago it was Kubuntu , KDE 4.1, learning Linux is my main goal right now. That's why I settled on Slackware, so I can get my hands dirty. Gentoo or Linux from scratch are probably in the near future. :)

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Knife Party

OpenSuse + Gnome or Xubuntu (Y)

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Elv13

Is it possible to add tiled windows manager to the pool? This include DWM, xmonad, awesome, poisonrat, ION and some other.

BTW:

Gentoo

KDE/AwesomeWM

Everything (desktop, server, HTPC, workstation, embeded)

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neo158

Well I have Ubuntu 8.04LTS installed via Wubi and although I am a long time Windows User I have to say i'm very impressed with it.

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rson451

Arch + dwm, more than a year now. Arch for over 2 years.

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megamanXplosion

Fedora — Gnome — Desktop, Server

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ViperAFK

I'm a big fan of opensuse 11.1 + gnome.

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spd21
I've tried various versions of Ubuntu and such but I've never really been able to completely switch from Vista. Having tried Windows 7 I see less of reason to switch even though I really like the customization that can be had with Linux. I do some online gaming so that somewhat seals the deal for me.

I switched mainly because i didn't want to pay an inflated price for a Mac so i thought i would switch to Linux i can just do without the hassle of updating anti-virus's, malware/adaware programs etc (yes, i'm very computer savvy and haven't seen a virus in about 10 months)

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teaumaz

ubuntu + gnome on my desktop

xubuntu + xfce on my laptop

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Iian K

I tend to go with Fedora + Gnome, I've been following Fedora since the Fedora Core days back in v1 and 2.

If I had a second choice, I would say Ubuntu.

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Behemoth

Desktop - Debian and Fedora C7, both with Gnome

Laptop - Crunchbang Linux w/ openbox and wmii

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Fred Derf
P.S. Can a mod lock & unpin the old and replace it with this? Thanks.

done

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brentaal

Switched to debian (sid) xfce since last post.

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Behemoth

@rson451- is that the new shift logo you're using for an avatar? That looks pretty sweet. :D

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Growled
I'm a big fan of opensuse 11.1 + gnome.

+1 It's a really great combo.

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