Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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by marcp on Mon 24th Jun 2013 23:53 UTC
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Why on earth would ever want to choose distro based on other distro for a corporate environment? [or any stable working environment, for that matter]
The only way to establish stable and predictive working environment for the end users is to go with the lowest possible level - which is usually Debian.

And now, when Canonical is planning to go for Mir and other stuff it's better than ever to think about switching to some low-level, predictable distro, which is - again - possibly Debian.

Why? well, it's simple. Arch changes way too fast and unpredictably, crashing some things here and there, and it needs constand maintainance on the lowest level, Suses are quite chaotic and buggy, same goes to RHEL and Co. [Fedora, anyone?]. Slackware is too poor in packages, but it could possibly serve as a good platform for small, embedded projects. Gentoo is way too time-consuming [although it can be used in conjunction with binary packages].

And that's about it, folks. Here you have it.

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