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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: Actually.... fragmentation is not good
on Sat 27th Oct 2012 19:53 UTC in reply to "
Actually.... fragmentation is not good
Just look at ourselves... each to his own favourite distro. Unfortunately distro fragmentation is one of the top problems in Linux. The guy who said
was winning is probably right. It's the only "distro" that made it. I wouldn't consider Ubuntu since it never left the 1% of market share barrier, let alone now with Unity defecting thousands of users.
Android does take the top spot. But also...
...Ubuntu seems to be the only one which really registers on the radar, with over a billion hits on all Wikimedia services in September stats (while for example Mint, the distro which supposedly stole droves of Ubuntu defectors, barely registers - 11.2 M,
two orders of magnitude less
Ah, but what about trends, you'll say? Let's check the beginning of the year:
Ubuntu 947 M, Mint 18.9 M ...yeah, how about that?
In fact Ubuntu is almost the only non-Android distro which increased in that time (when the push to Unity got really under way), most of the
distros decreased. Ubuntu is the only one really growing - it seems that
becomes the desktop Linux UI ...you know,
(or just go ahead and rely on some loud web "pundits" and their meaningless Distrowatch hits)
Edited 2012-10-27 19:56 UTC
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