Open Ballot: Best Distro 2012
As 2012 nears its cold, wet conclusion*, we're asking you to look back over the past year and let us know which distro you think deserves the award "Best distro 2012". If you're nominating a distro that's had more than one release, let us know which one.
Raspbian and Android Jelly Bean are a couple of less-conventional ones that have caught our eye. Security-focused distros such as Tails and Qubes are becoming increasingly important in a digitally-hostile world. Mint continues its relentless march towards world domination. Mageia has had a great year while Ubuntu has had it's ups and downs. System Rescue CD protects you from Zombies (honest). Fedora and OpenSuse have continued to deliver. Zorin seems to be attracting interest, as does Rosa. Arch continues to be perfect (if you believe Graham). Gentoo earned a perfect 10 in an LXF review ... the list goes on.
Here at LXF towers, we're divided. There's a rainbow of different distros on display and no clear favorite. Or, rather, there are five different clear favorites depending on who you ask.
Use the comments below to let us know your feelings and we'll
use them to gloat when our preferred distro wins discuss them in the podcast.
We'll put our 2012 distro roundup feature online once voting closes (Thursday morning).
*Unless you're south of the equator where it's nearing its warm, sunny conclusion. We're not jealous.