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Topic # 145473 19-May-2014 12:21
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Just curious here, but I was wondering what Linux distro do you use and what do you like about it? 
As for me, using ElementaryOS. Seems to perform very well and to me is visually appealing. The only thing I don't like is not being able to put icons on the desktop, apart from that its great and should be even better when Isis comes along. 

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  Reply # 1047946 19-May-2014 12:23
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My favourite that I've come across so far is Xubuntu.
I like the somewhat simple looks as well as the good performance.

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  Reply # 1047948 19-May-2014 12:27
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Mint, unity was driving me nuts on duel screens and mythbuntu | Search NZ streaming sites


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  Reply # 1047949 19-May-2014 12:27
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Game of Thrones is my favourite Linux distro right now.

oh wait,  you are talking about actual Linux distros.

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  Reply # 1047957 19-May-2014 12:39
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I've got a couple of old eeepc's in the workshop running on mint instead of the original .. Xandros?

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  Reply # 1047965 19-May-2014 12:50
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  Reply # 1047974 19-May-2014 13:05
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Fedora(LXDE) and centos for x86 systems Debian for ARM boards.

I have found them to be rock solid.

I use fedora where I want more edge packages that are unlikely to be included in centos 

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  Reply # 1048008 19-May-2014 14:04
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Plan on putting open suse on a box some time soon, want to set it up as a mail, file and web server. Otherwise I like Free BSD (not linux I know)

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  Reply # 1048212 19-May-2014 16:36
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Ubuntu 12.04.3
Mint 16 in VM to play.

At some stage I'll try 14.04 in a VM to see if unity takeover is as bad as people say.


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  Reply # 1048299 19-May-2014 18:21
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Debian for being smaller. I must make another donation sometime.

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  Reply # 1048336 19-May-2014 19:01
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Ubuntu 14.04, Xubuntu 14.04, waiting on the LTS releases of Mint and Elementary. I think I prefer Xubuntu at the moment but Mint xfce is normally really good. Probably need to try and just use one for a while.

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  Reply # 1048370 19-May-2014 20:15
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I use Mint 15 Cinnamon on one old computer and Mint 16 Cinnamon on 2 other more recent ones. Now waiting for Mint 17 to come out. I love Mint but don't like the way you have to re-install when upgrading to a newer version. I would rather have a rolling upgrade policy, or even the way Ubuntu upgrades.  I like the way it just works, with no errors or bugs.

I have tried Ubuntu Unity, but the desktop is just too difficult to master - much like the reason I have rid myself of Windows 8.

On my little old netbook, I have installed LXLE which is a souped up version of Lubuntu LTS (12.4).  It runs really well on the Atom processor and am really impressed with its speed and light weight. I am now waiting for the 14.4 LTS version to come out. I have given the netbook to my 15 year old granddaughter and she needed no learning at all.

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  Reply # 1048426 19-May-2014 21:45
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Kubuntu on my main desktop; KDE has the right attitude (Gnome 3 and Unity plainly do not, at least the last time I looked), and the Ubuntu infrastructure is really helpful.
Lubuntu as an XP replacement on an old uniprocessor.  Runs in 150 MB, if lacking in eye candy.

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  Reply # 1048450 19-May-2014 22:19
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Lubuntu, simple and stable it does what I need it to.

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  Reply # 1048480 19-May-2014 23:52
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Fedora on my laptop to play with the bleeding edge

RHEL + Centos on my server for stability

Mythbuntu for myPVR running MythTV

A micro debian instance for one of my websites

I tend to prefer RPM over DEB day to day, while I've probably built far more .deb packages due to things like myPVR.

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 1048481 19-May-2014 23:53
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Me: Mint 14 XFCE, looking to go with Mint 17 LTE Mate once it's out.
She: Mint 15 Mate
Print server: Mint 11 (if I remember correctly)

We were Ubuntu users from its inception until spring of 2011.  She didn't like Unity because it was too much of a change with no benefit.  I couldn't get the then current versions of Ubuntu to work on my new Macbook Air (4,2).  So she got Mint and I put up with OS X for a while until I had the time to get Mint 14 running.  There are a few tricks to getting Linux running on a Mac.  On the other hand, using rEFInd and EFI booting, bypassing grub completely, Mint boots like greased lightning.

XFCE is OK except that it doesn't allow the keyboard to illuminate. 

I honestly don't see what was gained by moving on from Gnome 2.

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