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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RE: GoboLinux
by No it isnt on Wed 7th Oct 2009 23:23 UTC 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[3]: GoboLinux
by Slambert666 on Thu 8th Oct 2009 06:18 in reply to "RE[2]: GoboLinux"
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

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.


I second that, it is really only 3 to 4 guys doing most of the work in their spare time. With a solid team behind it this distro could really fly.

Emotionally it is the distro I would like to see succeed, because it is different in a good way, and there are just too many respins of debian and fedora.

1 Good is in my opinion better than 200 kinda ok but still sucks.

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