Which linux distro are you using?

Discussion in 'polls' started by mattdocs12345, Nov 29, 2013.

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Which linux distro are you using?

Poll closed Jan 3, 2015.
  1. Mint

    23 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. Debian

    7 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. Ubuntu

    24 vote(s)
    27.9%
  4. Mageia

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  5. Fedora

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  6. openSUSE

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  7. PCLinuxOS

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  8. Manjaro

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  9. Arch

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  10. Puppy

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  11. CentOS

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  12. FreeBSD

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Zorin

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  14. CrunchBang

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. elementary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Lubuntu

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  17. Slackware

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  18. Bodhi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Kali

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. SparkyLinux

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Kubuntu

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  22. Simplicity

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Sabayon

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  24. Xubuntu

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  25. Ghost

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. GhostBSD

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Ultimate

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Lite

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  29. antiX

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  30. RedHat

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  31. Antergos

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. LXLE

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  33. Peppermint

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. Chakra

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  35. Other (please specify)

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  36. Im a windows/mac user but I would love to see what distros are popular in here

    19 vote(s)
    22.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Not a lot of linux polls. I thought I would make an interesting one. Which distro are you using. You can make multiple choices if you have extensively used more than one in the past year.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2013
  2. J_L

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    I guess occasional virtual machine use doesn't count as extensive, so Linux Mint XFCE Maya on my netbook.
     
  3. uppreisnarmadur

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    Ubuntu is installed on one machine which is not connected to the Net. Its only purpose is to serve as a backup.
     
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  4. SouthPark

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    Puppy on my archaic laptop, because it doesn't need much RAM :)
     
  5. joshua19

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    I mostly use Qubes OS which is based on Fedora,so I picked for the poll Fedora,but some would argue Qubes is not even a linux distro its more of a Xen distro so I really don't honestly know what to say.
     
  6. guest

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    Mint is the only Linux distro who has caught my interest.
     
  7. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Just curious who uses Arch?
     
  8. Kerodo

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    I'm not using any right now, so I didn't vote, but when I do run linux, I prefer the Mint variations mostly... after years of distro hopping and trying almost everything, it eventually just boils down to ease of use out of the box for me. :)
     
  9. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Yeah I agree.
     
  10. J_L

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    I have Manjaro on VirtualBox. Tried Arch, but OMG. :eek:
     
  11. Osaban

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    Sometimes I load Puppy for fun and to delete some files in Windows that are locked by the system, but normally I don't use Linux (I had a six months stint with Ubuntu though).
     
  12. zapjb

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    Permissions, permissions, we don't need no stink'in permissions!

    Love that any Linux LiveCD can just stomp on M$ Mother may I please BS!
     
  13. Osaban

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    Yes, it is infuriating when it happens, but sometimes it's not always MS's fault, antimalware programs, ISR (instant recovery software), often have files locked to protect them against unwanted termination by malware or unintentional mistakes.
     
  14. UnknownK

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    Debian.

    I have Arch in virtualbox--Installing was sort of an achievement!
     
  15. blacknight

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    Now I'm not using Linux, but I used Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Mint. And, in a geological era, Mandrake :D
     
  16. chrisretusn

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    I use Slackware.
     
  17. aztony

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    Used Ubuntu but I am about to install Zorin on my XP rig, dual boot.
     
  18. NGRhodes

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    Mixture of Debian, Ubuntu and Redhat on the servers and mixture of Ubuntu and Debian (testing) on desktop/laptops.
     
  19. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Interesting only 27 people voted in this poll. I wonder how many people in this forum are actually using Linux.
     
  20. pandorax

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    I use Parabola GNU/Linux. It is Arch based totally free FSF endorsed distro. It has iceweasel-libre, doesn't have social stuff, google stuff etc... It also has nonprism repo, packages that doesn't include google, yahoo, facebook, etc stuff. your-privacy package alerts you if you are installing a package that includes these. You can check your hardware compatibility from http://h-node.org/ It has libre kernel which means it doesn't have non free kernel blobs.

    https://parabolagnulinux.org/
     
  21. crapbag

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    Xubuntu on Acer Aspire One netbook. I would like to say it's a dual-boot, but I accidentally wiped the recovery partition with a prior Ubuntu install. Chalk it up to experience.
     
  22. Balthazar

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    I am afraid the same applies to myself right now. I am still trying to find a system which suits my needs best and which I can work with the way I like it. One example: I am using KeePass on Win7 with a Yubikey (OTP). I tried to use the database on both Windows and Linux (The database is shared between Win7 and WinVista already, without problems). There are several guides saying it would be possible using Mono and/or Wine. I tried it on Mint DE and Ubuntu with no success. So I decided to use an own database for Linux because KeePass is actually working with Linux. All I had to do is import the database from Windows. Easier said than done. The database uses a plugin called OtpKeyProv, which unfortunately is not compatible with Linux. There are a few people saying all they had to do was installing mono-dmcs but it didn’t do the trick for me. In order to export the database to Linux, I have to change the master key in KeePass to a static password I can use with Linux and then reconfigure the database again for Win7 using Yubikey with OTP again. But then again, in order to use OTPs in Linux it looks like I have to use another password safe (without import/export it makes no sense).

    It’s not a big thing but it took me several hours to come to this conclusion. Another example is my music. I have an USB-DAC listening to music in foobar2000 with WASAPI event output. A part of my collection is stored on a 128 GB flash drive formatted in exFat. It shouldn’t be hard to mount the flash drive (didn’t have the time to give it a go yet) but it’s a little harder finding an alternative to foobar and getting the DAC to work.

    To cut a long story short, it will be time-consuming setting up a Linux system even to my basic needs. Don't get me wrong, I like playing around and trying out different distros but at some point I want to get serious, like setting up my VPN, firewall and so on. I am still searching…

    I like Crunchbang and Mint. I don’t feel that Ubuntu is working better than Windows on my machine (also, I don’t like Unity, love KDE). I am planning to try out Manjaro and Parabola. Also, I will do a clean re-install of Qubes R2 Beta 3 when it comes out (****ed up my install with an update).

    I do a lot of the security stuff for learning purposes being aware that there are many things I do thwarting these measures (e.g. running 6 systems in multi-boot on my laptop). I want to consider some of the things I learned when buying a new laptop.
     
  23. Baserk

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    Did you sacrifice some livestock? Afterwards, it all becomes much easier.
    Myself still on Fedora 'Schrödinger's Cat'.
     
  24. dogbite

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    Main PC: Mint 15 xfce and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but both on VMware on W7.

    Mint 15 xfce in my Aspire One netbook

    Xubuntu 12.10 on my daughter's laptop.
     
  25. Krysis

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    I put down Mint – Ubuntu and Fedora (I did play around with Kubuntu a few months back) – however, I'm not sure I qualify as using distros as I install various distros in Virtualbox and mainly just familiarise myself with basic usage – I don't go too deep as mention of repos\ppas..yadda...yadda bores me poopless (my poor brain just switches off!)

    I suppose if I had to wean myself off Windows 7 (my Host) I might get serious about using a distro or two (KDE and Cinnamon are my favourite desktops and I rather like Ubuntu\Unity) :)
     
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