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What's your favorite linux Linux desktop distribution?

Mint
6 (42.9%)
Manjaro
0 (0%)
Debian
2 (14.3%)
Ubuntu
4 (28.6%)
Solus
0 (0%)
elementary
0 (0%)
Antergos
0 (0%)
Fedora
0 (0%)
OpenSUSE
0 (0%)
TrueOS
0 (0%)
Other (Specify in Comments)
2 (14.3%)

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Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:46:42 AM »
Just curious.  The options are based on the DistroWatch.com ranking for the Last 12 Months as of 19 Jun 2018.
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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 12:17:05 PM »
I am only familiar with Ubuntu, so chose that.

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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 12:44:31 PM »
I've used various different flavors of Ubuntu, primarily.  Currently I'm checking out Ubuntu 18.04 in a VM, I've got Lubuntu installed on an old Netbook for the kids, I've got Ubuntu-MATE installed on my Raspberry Pi 3, and I've got Ubuntu Server installed on my VPS.

I once tried out Fedora, but found the package management system very difficult to grok.
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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 01:30:54 PM »
Kali linux for the coolness factor even though I believe it's built on Ubuntu. It was former know as back track and is built for penetration testing, security and hacking. It comes with a bunch of very light weight tools for all sorts of things and featured on Mr. Robot.

Seconds to either Ubuntu or linux mint. I don't use linux that much any more but whenever I get around to setting up my lab will use it more.

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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 01:48:36 PM »
I've heard of Kali.  I think it's Debian-derived, not Ubuntu (Ubuntu is itself derived from Debian).

I've heard good things about Linux Mint. Which desktop do you use?
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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 03:36:17 PM »
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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 04:23:15 PM »
After years of using mostly Ubuntu (from its earliest days), I have found Mint does most of what I need to do the most easily.

I have fond memories of Puppy Linux, which I carried for several years on a stick for computer repairs and hotel computers while traveling sans laptop. It takes some figuring out, but it reminds me how incredibly small a functional distribution can be, around 200 megabytes. I have used it to get into more than one "dead" computer and extract disk files.

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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 07:31:32 PM »
For linux mint I used cinnamon. I started on it when Ubuntu started with with the side task bar. I just never liked it how it looked or felt and linux mint is very intuitive. The design is simple but for me, makes sense and doesn't feel as much like I have to learn how to use it.

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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 06:46:52 AM »
For linux mint I used cinnamon. I started on it when Ubuntu started with with the side task bar. I just never liked it how it looked or felt and linux mint is very intuitive. The design is simple but for me, makes sense and doesn't feel as much like I have to learn how to use it.

Linux Mint Cinnamon is a great all around, no bullshit desktop distro. It's easy enough for beginners, pretty to look at, super simple to maintain, uses the apt package manager with the well-stocked Ubuntu repos, and best of all it's stripped of all the frilly nonsense and commercial garbage that has made Ubuntu so annoying over the past decade or so.


Arch Linux

Of all the "challenging" distros, I've tried Slackware, Gentoo and Arch. Arch was by far the best. I ran Arch on a laptop for years with zero troubles, but these days I just can't devote an entire day to installing and configuring an OS.
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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2018, 05:31:34 PM »
Overall I would say Mint and checked that in the poll

I use Raspbian much more than Mint.
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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 05:50:30 PM »
Overall I would say Mint and checked that in the poll

I use Raspbian much more than Mint.

Do you use Linux for any video stuff?

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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2018, 06:16:54 PM »
Raspbian constantly

Mint not so much but there have been a few occasions where I didnt want to pay for additional windows licenses so I used mint instead, in these cases I was only dropping Jpg images on the screens.

Edit: I use this quite a bit

https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-video-looper/overview
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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2018, 01:56:55 PM »
Hmm. I've never tried Mint.  Maybe I'll have to spin up a VM and give it a try.
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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2018, 06:25:33 PM »
Hmm. I've never tried Mint.  Maybe I'll have to spin up a VM and give it a try.

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Re: Favorite Linux Desktop Distribution
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2018, 06:54:39 PM »
Raspbian constantly

Mint not so much but there have been a few occasions where I didnt want to pay for additional windows licenses so I used mint instead, in these cases I was only dropping Jpg images on the screens.

Edit: I use this quite a bit

https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-video-looper/overview

In your opinion, what are the best video editing suites for Linux? Are there any decent video SFX applications?

 

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