Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 7th Oct 2009 19:44 UTC
Linux Mind your manners, now. We're not saying that they do in general. There's just a good chap who has come up with a list in two parts of varied Linux distributions that he deems use-worthy. He also gives a short description about them and a link to their project websites. Some are the obvious Ubuntu, Gentoo, and other major players, but others you may or may not have heard of and may find useful. Enjoy reading part one from May of this year and part two that was published just recently in October. What are some of the perhaps more obscure Linux distributions that you've found useful and noteworthy?
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GoboLinux
by Zifre on Wed 7th Oct 2009 20:45 UTC
Zifre
Member since:
2009-10-04

They forgot GoboLinux!

GoboLinux is the only distro with a sane file system layout and sane package manager. Unfortunately, it isn't updated that often and doesn't have many packages (although it's better off than most obscure distos, and its pretty easy to package things yourself).

I would really love to see a distro like Ubuntu adopt GoboLinux's ideas. That way we could have a sane and easy to use system.

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RE: GoboLinux
by Bobthearch on Wed 7th Oct 2009 21:02 in reply to "GoboLinux"
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2006-01-27

I'm dying to try that since the file system is one of my primary grudges against Linux. Hope it becomes more popular in the future.

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RE: GoboLinux
by No it isnt on Wed 7th Oct 2009 23:23 in reply to "GoboLinux"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Do you actually use it?

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RE[2]: GoboLinux
by Zifre on Thu 8th Oct 2009 00:18 in reply to "RE: GoboLinux"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

I did use it for a few months about a year ago, but then I moved back to Ubuntu due to the greater package selection (and Ubuntu felt more 'snappy', for some reason).

While GoboLinux is not nearly as nice to use as Ubuntu, they have some great ideas, and I believe that it has the greatest quality to team size ratio of any distro. If they had as many people working on it as Ubuntu, it would easily be the best desktop Linux distro.

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RE: GoboLinux
by Luminair on Thu 8th Oct 2009 02:40 in reply to "GoboLinux"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

gobolinux is fine but it is just a proof of concept for a different file structure, it isnt really something you pick up and use daily for work

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