Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 28th Mar 2013 21:49 UTC
Linux Like many OSNews readers, I use Ubuntu. I also use several less popular distros. What is it like to use these lesser-known distros compared to the dominant systems? How does running, say, VectorLinux or Puppy or PC-BSD, differ from using Ubuntu or Fedora? This article offers a few ideas. Obviously, it broadly generalizes about distros for the purpose of discussion.
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RE[3]: Not a distro
by acobar on Fri 29th Mar 2013 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not a distro"
acobar
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I think it depends on whether you miss/want Mint artwork, extensions and Cinnamon/Nemo or not. Like with lots of Debian derivatives it is all about details, and most of the times they are really "subtle".

Anyway, my time trying a lot of distros is over now. I settled around openSUSE (my main option mostly) and LMDE for desktop. On servers I use the usual suspects, CentOS and Debian. For NAS it is OpenMediaVault or FreeNAS. And for a media center is XMBC + Debian.

I really like the fact that with Debian there are lots of stable applications pre-packaged and ready to use but I like also the up-to-date nature of openSUSE for development and yast to easy configuration.

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