http://www.pcworld.com/businesscent...lackware_named_top_desktop_linux_distros.html Slackware Takes No. 2 In the desktop Linux realm, the results were more thought-provoking. In particular, Ubuntu Linux won the desktop distribution of the year award with almost 22 percent of the votes, while Linux Mint was back in the No. 4 spot with just under 12 percent. Rather than Mint, the contender that won the No. 2 spot was none other than Slackware, which also garnered just under 22 percent of the votes. Slackware--listed down at No. 16 on DistroWatch--also took the No. 2 spot on the server side. Debian, meanwhile, ranked at No. 3 on the desktop with just over 13 percent. Results for the top desktop environment were also interesting: KDE took the top spot with just over 33 percent of the votes, followed by lightweight Xfce at No. 2 and GNOME Shell at No. 3. You can check out the overall summary of the winners as well as a detailed breakdown by category on the LinuxQuestions.org site. Surprise here is Slackware but its another sadly overlooked distro that just works outta the box and works fast.