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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orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's only a problem if one particularly cares about market share. A significant portion of us don't. I know I didn't start with slackware all those ages ago because I cared about Linux/FOSS taking over the world. It just happened to be a fun toy that later evolved into a seriously useful set of tools.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

I started using Linux in 1999, with Red Hat 5.2. I tried Slackware. At that time, popular systems like Windows 98 were full of constant crashes and instability not to mention the Win32 applications. We were thirsty for the whole idea of Linux and a total free new userspace. Of course there were already GNU tools but just laid anonymous in Unix systems. It was basically Red Hat that made this achievement to push Linux towards enthusiasts.

Microsoft learned how to battle its virtual competitors, and linux desktop developers have learned recently how to shoot in their foot right on time of a major shift. (Hello GNOME 3 and Unity!)

Edited 2012-10-22 21:33 UTC

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Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

it's a problem all the time. there are uncountable crappy desktop linux distros and hardly 1 good one.

the debate over this question is not because there are too many good linux distros. we are exercising our fingers sifting through turd

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

If I was Red Hat CEO, I would fire GNOME designers, yesterday.

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