Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Linux 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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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 Android 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 other distros decreased. Ubuntu is the only one really growing - it seems that Unity becomes the desktop Linux UI know, unifying the mess.

(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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