Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:59 UTC
Google If you ever needed evidence that no, people don't want a browser as an operating system, it's this: Google has updated Chrome OS to pretty much turn it into a traditional desktop operating system. This does raise the question - does anybody actually use Chrome OS?
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RE[4]: Hmm...
by Spiron on Wed 11th Apr 2012 11:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hmm..."
Spiron
Member since:
2011-03-08

People ALWAYS forget Arch and Gentoo. Much better than those Debian, RH and SuSE based variants. If you're missing my point by any chance, each person chooses the distro they use for different reasons. I personally never liked the Fedora dev team and their decisions, the debian team take too long to release a good stable and I never got on with OpenSuSE after somehow it managed to delete some important files by mounting the NTFS partition. What may be better for you isn't always what is good for everyone to use.

In case you're wondering I use arch and would recommend it to everybody if I thought everybody could handle it, but I know that most people don't want to go to that amount of trouble

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RE[5]: Hmm...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 11th Apr 2012 12:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Hmm..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

If I had time to much about with those things these days I might as well use on of the BSDs which have a better package and ports systems then Arch and Gentoo combined.

Anyway I thought it was pretty clear that the OP wanted a more popular/easier to use distro.

I've been using Fedora lately and it is pretty solid on everything I have ever thrown it on.

Arch and Gentoo tbh aren't worth the hassle and it is arguable whether they are actually any better.

Edited 2012-04-11 12:46 UTC

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RE[6]: Hmm...
by drcouzelis on Wed 11th Apr 2012 13:26 in reply to "RE[5]: Hmm..."
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

If I had time to much about with those things these days I might as well use on of the BSDs which have a better package and ports systems then Arch and Gentoo combined. Anyway I thought it was pretty clear that the OP wanted a more popular/easier to use distro. I've been using Fedora lately and it is pretty solid on everything I have ever thrown it on. Arch and Gentoo tbh aren't worth the hassle and it is arguable whether they are actually any better.

My personal opinion about Arch Linux is very different from your personal opinion.

If the DistroWatch list has any merit, then Arch Linux is very popular. I suppose Arch Linux was a "hassle" when I installed it two and a half years ago, but hasn't been since then.

As for Arch Linux not being "better" than other options, I wanted to use Linux (for the hardware and software support that I desire) and I wanted rolling release software updates with a good binary-based package manager. For those reasons, Arch Linux is not only a better operating system compared to others, it's the best operating system for me.

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RE[5]: Hmm...
by BluenoseJake on Wed 11th Apr 2012 15:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Hmm..."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Debian takes a long time, but when they are done, it kicks ass. Gentoo is too baroque, it's like a bad clone of FreeBSD's port system, and why go for the bad clone when you can just run FreeBSD?

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RE[5]: Hmm...
by aliquis on Wed 11th Apr 2012 19:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Hmm..."
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

People always argue Linux distributions when they should had installed FreeBSD.

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