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Which Linux Distro is Best?
on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees for "best distro" in specific categories.
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RE: Best Linux distro
on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 21:34 UTC in reply to "
RE: Best Linux distro
general users tend not to play around with router software
General users tend not to run Linux.
(and those that do, would only interact with a web interface anyway; which is little better than calling someone a Linux user because they use social networks which are Linux powered).
I disagree, though only through anecdotal evidence. Many people I know who would never remotely consider installing Linux on their desktop computers have replaced the crappy default firmware on their routers. They learned that DD-WRT/OpenWrt will not crash at the sight of bittorrent traffic or from giving it an odd look. Or spoiling their Skype conversations and online games through sudden latency increase or Wifi connection loss.
The web interface argument is as valid as discounting users who only use the GUI of their desktop distro. If DD-WRT or Tomato allow to install and configure everything through the web interface, many people have no reason to open a shell on their routers.
If I extrapolate from this, it makes me wonder whether the *wrt could be
single most underappreciated distro family in handing control over hardware back to the users and freeing them of the whim of the manufacturers to provide updates.
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