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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depends on the individual
by osrocks123 on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 07:07 UTC
osrocks123
Member since:
2010-05-09

I use these 3 distributions:
Linux Mint KDE (desktop)
Bodhi Linux (Older Laptop)
Debian Squeeze (Sun Blade 1500)

Any Debian / Ubuntu derivative that can use apt-get to install packages is great ... I am a big KDE fan and really don't like unity but appreciate what Ubuntu does for software center ...

If you consider all the factors, I think, Debian is the best distro:
[1] support a lot of processor architectures
[2] supports all the desktop environments
[3] supports a lot of packages

Edited 2012-10-22 07:19 UTC

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RE: depends on the individual
by tidux on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 14:29 in reply to "depends on the individual"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Absolutely. Debian "just works" and has a bigger selection of binary packages for non-x86 architectures than any other OS. Whether it's PowerPC, amd64, or ARM, it's the same Debian. That really fulfills the promise of Unixlikes to abstract away the hardware.

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