Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Please vote in latest Poll

Filed under
Site News

Almost everyone likes to tell their chosen Linux distribution. It's like your favorite football team or music group. It's a matter of pride. Please let tuxmachines visitors and Linux Format readers know your favorite distribution by voting in our latest poll.

Polls usually need about 1000 votes to be considered even roughly valid, so I need about 250 more votes at this point. If you haven't voted yet, please consider voting now!

Thanks!

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

top linux

I am using Linux Mint 5 64 bit right now. PCLOS and elive would be close second.

I have used the above distros for about a year each; and each have their strong points. Elive is unique with its use of enlightenment and runs on almost any computer of any vintage! PCLOS does its job and doesn't get in the way...and both are FAST; PCLOS is also using the rolling release for updates, which I really prefer. But both PCLOS and elive are (almost) one person developer distros...and for me, there is some concern in that.
LinuxMint because of its Ubuntu ties is strong in hardware recognition, instant availability of restricted and non-free codecs and package availability. Mint's work on presenting Gnome in a KDE like desktop won me over, as well. However, like Ubuntu, it also holds you to almost static 6 month package versions, until the next update. And it is not as quick as the others (to me, it is slightly faster than Kubuntu.)
On a side note: I still watch and test DreamLinux and Mandriva...DreamLinux (with XFCE) for its potential and Mandriva because it is pretty and a wonderful overall package...but I am still not used to kde4...yet.
God bless
Doug

More in Tux Machines

Is your company an open source parasite?

Getting involved in the open source projects that matter to a company, in other words, gives them more ability to influence their future today, even as dependence on a vendor results in putting one's future in the hands of that vendor to resolve on their timetable. It's simply not smart business, not if an open source alternative exists and your company already depends upon it. In sum, the GitHub contributor counts should be much higher, and not merely for those in the business of selling software (or tech, generally). Any company defined by software—and that's your company, too—needs to get more involved in both using and contributing open source software. Read more

LibreELEC Embedded Linux OS Now Compatible with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The LibreELEC 8.2.1 update is based on the latest Kodi 17.6 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center software and it mostly patches some Samba (SMB) "file exists" share errors on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update by updating the protocol to Samba 4.6.10, implementing SMB client options for minimum SMB protocol and an SMB legacy security option with NTLMv1, and disabling SPNEGO. "LibreELEC 8.2.x includes changes that allow the Kodi SMB client and our embedded Samba server to support SMB2/3 connections; deprecating SMB1 to improve security and performance. This is necessary to cope with changes Microsoft introduced in the Windows 10 ‘Fall Creators Update’ to resolve SMB1 security issues," explained the developers. Read more

Canonical Releases Major Kernel Update for Ubuntu 16.04 to Fix 13 Security Flaws

The update is a major one patching a total of 13 security flaws, including race conditions in Linux kernel's ALSA subsystem, the packet fanout implementation, and the key management subsystem, as well as use-after-free vulnerabilities in both the USB serial console driver and the ALSA subsystem. Various other issues were also patched for Linux kernel's key management subsystem, the Ultra Wide Band driver, the ALSA subsystem, the USB unattached storage driver, and the USB subsystem, which received the most attention in this update as several security flaws were recently disclosed. Read more

Graphics: NVIDIA and AMD