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Which of these distros would you choose as the ‘Best Linux Distro’ in 2022?

  • Fedora (33%, 1,507 Votes)
  • Pop!_OS (19%, 874 Votes)
  • MX Linux (11%, 489 Votes)
  • elementary OS (9%, 399 Votes)
  • Ubuntu (8%, 354 Votes)
  • Linux Mint (5%, 237 Votes)
  • Debian (4%, 201 Votes)
  • EndeavourOS (4%, 190 Votes)
  • openSUSE (3%, 154 Votes)
  • Manjaro (4%, 140 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,545

Start Date: January 12, 2023 @ 12:24 pm
End Date: January 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Which of the GNU/Linux distros listed below would you choose to win the FOSS Force ‘Best Desktop Distro’ Award for 2022?

  • MX Linux (17%, 125 Votes)
  • Linux Mint (13%, 96 Votes)
  • Fedora (13%, 95 Votes)
  • Other (11%, 86 Votes)
  • openSUSE (11%, 80 Votes)
  • Debian (8%, 61 Votes)
  • elementary OS (5%, 38 Votes)
  • Ubuntu (5%, 37 Votes)
  • Manjaro (4%, 28 Votes)
  • Pop!_OS (4%, 27 Votes)
  • EndeavourOS (3%, 22 Votes)
  • KDE Neon (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Garuda (1%, 11 Votes)
  • AlmaLinux (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Zorin (1%, 7 Votes)
  • PCLinuxOS (1%, 4 Votes)
  • ArcoLinux (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Kali (0%, 3 Votes)
  • antiX (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Linux Lite (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 749

Start Date: January 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am
End Date: January 11, 2023 @ 12:14 pm

What distro are you using to replace CentOS?

  • AlmaLinux (52%, 103 Votes)
  • Rocky Linux (27%, 53 Votes)
  • I don't use CentOS (6%, 12 Votes)
  • RHEL (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Something else (4%, 7 Votes)
  • EuroLinux (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Oracle Linux (2%, 4 Votes)
  • openSUSE Leap (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 197

Start Date: May 9, 2022 @ 4:24 pm
End Date: May 30, 2022 @ 1:05 am

What is your reaction to Elon Musk becoming the sole owner of Twitter?

  • I welcome the change in ownership. (29%, 26 Votes)
  • I will continue to use Twitter, but I don't like it. (29%, 26 Votes)
  • I will quit using Twitter. (18%, 16 Votes)
  • I don't use Twitter and I don't care. (16%, 14 Votes)
  • I use Twitter and I don't care one way or the other. (8%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

Start Date: April 25, 2022 @ 3:37 pm
End Date: May 9, 2022 @ 3:37 pm

What do you think about vendors licensing their software under "fauxpen" proprietary licenses?

  • It's fine with me (32%, 14 Votes)
  • Depending on the circumstances, it could be okay (32%, 14 Votes)
  • Never! Fauxpen licenses are too easily confused with open source (30%, 13 Votes)
  • I don't know (6%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

Start Date: December 22, 2021 @ 6:08 pm
End Date: January 5, 2022 @ 6:03 pm

GitHub or GitLab?

  • GitLab (48%, 15 Votes)
  • Something else (26%, 8 Votes)
  • GitHub (26%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

Start Date: November 17, 2021 @ 4:43 pm
End Date: December 1, 2021 @ 4:52 pm

Would you install Microsoft's Edge browser on Linux?

  • No (76%, 42 Votes)
  • Yes (18%, 10 Votes)
  • I don't know (6%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

Start Date: November 12, 2021 @ 5:22 pm
End Date: November 26, 2021 @ 5:22 pm

Should the Linux Foundation be making efforts to advance the cause of desktop Linux?

  • Yes (95%, 72 Votes)
  • No (5%, 4 Votes)
  • I don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 76

Start Date: May 4, 2017 @ 10:18 am
End Date: November 18, 2021 @ 11:30 am

Which of the GNU/Linux distros listed below would you choose to win the FOSS Force ‘Best Desktop Distro’ Award for 2016?

  • Arch (20%, 1,621 Votes)
  • elementary (15%, 1,251 Votes)
  • PCLinuxOS (10%, 857 Votes)
  • Slackware (8%, 678 Votes)
  • Solus (8%, 616 Votes)
  • Linux Mint (7%, 576 Votes)
  • Manjaro (5%, 431 Votes)
  • Ubuntu (5%, 393 Votes)
  • Debian (4%, 327 Votes)
  • Fedora (4%, 296 Votes)
  • Antergos (3%, 274 Votes)
  • openSUSE (3%, 242 Votes)
  • Ubuntu MATE (1%, 118 Votes)
  • MX Linux (1%, 113 Votes)
  • Xubuntu (1%, 99 Votes)
  • KDE neon (1%, 98 Votes)
  • Gentoo (1%, 92 Votes)
  • Devuan (1%, 53 Votes)
  • BunsenLabs (0%, 27 Votes)
  • OpenMandriva (2%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 8,176

Start Date: January 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End Date: February 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

What was the best Linux desktop distribution in 2016? (qualifying round)

  • Arch (15%, 931 Votes)
  • Linux Mint (12%, 765 Votes)
  • PCLinuxOS (9%, 577 Votes)
  • Ubuntu (8%, 520 Votes)
  • Manjaro (8%, 500 Votes)
  • elementary (8%, 483 Votes)
  • Solus (6%, 397 Votes)
  • Debian (6%, 360 Votes)
  • Fedora (6%, 353 Votes)
  • openSUSE (5%, 329 Votes)
  • Ubuntu MATE (5%, 280 Votes)
  • None of the Above (4%, 264 Votes)
  • Antergos (4%, 258 Votes)
  • Linux Lite (1%, 58 Votes)
  • Lubuntu (1%, 40 Votes)
  • Mageia (0%, 31 Votes)
  • Zorin (0%, 30 Votes)
  • deepin (0%, 24 Votes)
  • LXLE (2%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,217

Start Date: January 20, 2017 @ 12:55 pm
End Date: January 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

5 Comments

  1. […] Fedora, which placed second in the qualifying round didn’t do so well this time, making a ninth place showing with 120 votes. Linux Mint was the number three vote getter in the final round, after a fourth place showing in the first round. The complete results of the second round poll can be seen on ourpoll archives’ page, with a complete listing of round one in the FOSS Force article announcing the second round. […]

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