Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Linux Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees for "best distro" in specific categories.
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Best Linux distro
by WorknMan on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:58 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

My favorite Linux distro is Android. Wait, does that count? ;)

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RE: Best Linux distro
by darknexus on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 05:15 in reply to "Best Linux distro"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

My favorite Linux distro is Android. Wait, does that count? ;)

I'll second that. It's the only one that has actually gotten anywhere with the non-techies.

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RE[2]: Best Linux distro
by przemo_li on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 08:31 in reply to "RE: Best Linux distro"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

Seen Maemo in coffee machines ;)

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RE[2]: Best Linux distro
by Laurence on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 08:42 in reply to "RE: Best Linux distro"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


I'll second that. It's the only one that has actually gotten anywhere with the non-techies.

I'm not really sure where you want to draw the line when discussing "Linux distros", but if we're including non-GNU OSs like Android then surely we have to include all embedded Linux OSs too. Thus I'd argue that TomTom was the first Linux distro to be adopted by non-techies. :p

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RE: Best Linux distro
by shmerl on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 16:50 in reply to "Best Linux distro"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I won't count it, since Android diverged from conventional Linux on a deep level - incompatible core C library (bionic) and as result incompatible drivers and totally different architecture which doesn't share effort with the rest of the Linux world. I'd consider Android a completely different breed than what you call a Linux distro.

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RE[2]: Best Linux distro
by chithanh on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 17:31 in reply to "RE: Best Linux distro"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

I won't count it, since Android diverged from conventional Linux on a deep level - incompatible core C library (bionic) and as result incompatible drivers and totally different architecture which doesn't share effort with the rest of the Linux world. I'd consider Android a completely different breed than what you call a Linux distro.

Well Android is not GNU/Linux for sure. But it is as much Linux as most distros. Don't forget that there are uclibc based distros out there and these are generally considered Linux too. The whole embedded Linux world probably dwarfs the desktop installs in numbers.

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