Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Feb 2009 14:11 UTC
Linux With Linux traditionally coming in many, many flavours, a common call among some Linux fans - but mostly among people who actually do not use Linux - is to standardise all the various distributions, and work from a single "one-distribution-to-rule-them-all". In a recent interview, Linus Tovalds discarded the idea, stating that he thinks "it's something absolutely required!"
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Pretty Clearcut
by TheIdiotThatIsMe on Wed 4th Feb 2009 17:01 UTC
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I think sometimes people way over think these things. For me (and only me, personally) I think the options are pretty clearcut.

If you want Consumer options, take Ubuntu (or Fedora/OpenSuse).

Enterprise: Red Hat / SLE

If you are interested in setting up a home server, than I doubt actually having a choice is going to be bad for you, and you'll probably enjoy tweaking it anyways.

If someone you want to show Linux is thinks it's too complicated, or isn't a tech enthusiast, then don't give them a choice, just install one that YOU can support. For me, it's Ubuntu via Wubi. Why? Because I can install it without them getting worried, they can uninstall it if they don't like it, and since I use Ubuntu I can help with any problems.

Then, all the other little choices won't matter except to the people who want them and need them. Most people using Linux are NOT going to need a Forensic specialized Linux distribution. So don't worry about it, let the people who do need it worry about it.

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