Readers' Choice Awards 2014

Best Linux Distribution

Although this year the Debian/Ubuntu-based distros took the lion's share of the votes, the "Best Linux Distribution" category is a bit like "Best Kind of Pizza"—even the bottom of the list is still pizza. It's hard to go wrong with Linux, and the wide variety of votes only proves how many different choices exist in our wonderful Open Source world.

  • Ubuntu 16.5%

  • Debian 16.4%

  • Linux Mint 11%

  • Arch Linux 8.5%

  • Fedora 8.3%

  • CentOS 6%

  • openSUSE 5.3%

  • Kubuntu 4.1%

  • Gentoo 2.9%

  • Slackware 2.7%

  • Xubuntu 2.5%

  • Other 2.3%

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1.6%

  • NixOS 1.4%

  • elementary OS 1.3%

  • Lubuntu 1.2%

  • CrunchBang 1%

  • Mageia .7%

  • LXLE .4%

  • Tails .4%

  • Android-x86 .3%

  • Bodhi Linux .3%

  • Chakra .3%

  • Kali Linux .3%

  • PCLinuxOS .3%

  • SolydK .3%

  • Mandriva .1%

  • Oracle Linux .1%

It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux Journal! The format last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places, but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's Readers' Choice Awards!

We'd like to make Readers' Choice Awards even better next year. Please send ideas for new categories and any comments or feedback via http://www.linuxjournal.com/contact.

Please see the December 2014 issue of Linux Journal for the complete list of winners.