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Linux There are hundreds (at least!) of different Linux-based operating systems. Most people will be familiar with some of the big names - distributions like Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Debian and Mandriva. Most of the well-known Linux distros are designed to be used as general purpose desktop operating systems or installed on servers. But beyond these distros are hundreds of others either designed to appeal to very specific audiences or to fulfill the somewhat niche needs of some users. We rounded up some of the most interesting Linux distros out there that you might not have heard of.
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Not so easy anyore
by soulrebel123 on Thu 1st Jul 2010 07:50 UTC
soulrebel123
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2009-05-13

A few years ago was quite easy to roll out a complete linux distro and a skilled user could get by with any of them.
Today the complexity and the number of components have gone up. So has the manpower needed to run a distro.
Finally Ubuntu has raised the bar for hardware support and packages avalability to a level that is hard to match.

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RE: Not so easy anyore
by gilboa on Thu 1st Jul 2010 23:41 in reply to "Not so easy anyore"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Finally Ubuntu has raised the bar for hardware support and packages avalability to a level that is hard to match.


I do not wish to troll, but Ubuntu raised the bar... in hardware support? Packages availability?

Does it have more drivers (...) than say, Fedora?
Does it have better hardware detection than say, OpenSUSE?
Does it have more packages than say, Debian?

I believe you'll find it -very- hard to put actual numbers behind these claims.

- Gilboa

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