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Which version of Linux do you use?

Posted 08 Jan 2014 by 

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Which is your Linux distribution of choice?

Mint
6% (621 votes)
Mint
6% (621 votes)
Fedora
5% (613 votes)
Fedora
5% (613 votes)
Debian
7% (759 votes)
Debian
7% (759 votes)
Ubuntu
10% (1116 votes)
Ubuntu
10% (1116 votes)
Mageia
1% (69 votes)
Mageia
1% (69 votes)
openSUSE
7% (788 votes)
openSUSE
7% (788 votes)
PCLinuxOS
3% (364 votes)
PCLinuxOS
3% (364 votes)
SparkyLinux
0% (17 votes)
SparkyLinux
0% (17 votes)
elementary
2% (214 votes)
elementary
2% (214 votes)
Arch
9% (1063 votes)
Arch
9% (1063 votes)
Total votes: 11248

We did this poll over a year ago and felt it was time once again to ask our readers: Which Linux distro do you use? And, once again, we pulled our list of choices from DistroWatch.com's page hit rankings. These are the top 10 Linux distributions over the last month.

The DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking statistics are a light-hearted way of measuring the popularity of Linux distributions and other free operating systems among the visitors of this website. They correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on DistroWatch.com was accessed each day, nothing more.

A lot of you may use many different versions of Linux on a regular basis. Or, maybe you don't see your choice here. Vote for the one you use the most or the one from this list that is your favorite.

Start a conversation below about your Linux distribution of choice. Tell us what you use it for and why.

 

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65 Comments

JanLS

Mine choice is Debian (stable) with KDE (nearly full suit) ;)
- It might have more hassle with setting it up, but when it's done, it runs rock-solid for years, never met something competitive for it.

Before settled with Debian I've been tried out others to:
* Fedora had great level of things working out-of-box and software very up-to-date and really nice web pages, forums, etc (official home) but it wasn't for me, as I found it be to unstable (for me - I like to test and tweak things).
* Same goes for Ubuntu, but as extra negative parts, it had horrible DE GUI (unity - ?tweaked gnome?) and a waterfall of adds everywhere inside OS it self.
Also tried in past thing like centos, dsl, puppylinux and many more. But Debian has remained mine trustworthy and loyal companion.

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Dominic

Please Add
Pear OS

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Alinda

Ubuntu for daily use (I like Unity).
I experiment with other linux distros in VBox.
Will install Linux Deepin (Or Linux Mint) for Windows refugees.

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anglophony

I use now , Solydx , a light Debian distro heavily integrated , and very well.
It came with Xfce , but I changed it to Enlightenment ( not a current version).
I find myself in no hurry to change from this

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anglophony

I use now , Solydx , a light Debian distro heavily integrated , and very well.
It came with Xfce , but I changed it to Enlightenment ( not a current version).
I find myself in no hurry to change from this

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Unidentified

To pity authors keep only abpreselected list here. Wouldn't it be better having an add your distro if not in list feature, so also the poor unnamed ones can be mentioned, as state of now, I can only advise to not take part, cause that resultbis biased.

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Unidentified

The only distribution that works for me for 10 years (since I'm on Linux) is openSUSE. Rock solid, stable, flexible and it just works! And quite a great experience with KDE, which I mostly use, but perfect for the times when I wish to use GNOME, XFCE, Enlightenment, LXDE etc. also!

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Robin Jacobs

Is it possible something is wrong with this poll?
I chose OpenSUSE, submitted, and it says I chose Mint (it's in bold and has the pollfield-chosen class applied to it in the HTML...

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Lizzard

Gentoo rocks!

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streaky

LMDE all the things - desktop distro that hasn't had Ubuntu's greasy mitts all over it.

Debian on servers, naturally.

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osvander

Eu uso pclinuxos br lxde

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Anonymous

Open Source or Free Software?

I recommend Free Software and fsf.org
GNU-Linux is FS
No matter the distribution, choose one and you'll be happy for your choice.

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rlh100
Newbie

A rather biased survey. It leaves off one of the more popular, if not the most popular Linux distro, RHEL, or its free versions CentOS and Scientific Linux. And don't tell me that Fedora is the same as RHEL or CentOS. It is not. I run both CentOS and Fedora and the two are very different.

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osvander

Pclinuxos BR lxde

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Gonzalo

Debian derivatives (SolydXK, MiniNo, Xubuntu), and PCLinuxOS.

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