Login to OSNews
Username or Email
Which Linux Distro is Best?
on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
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.
Thread beginning with comment 539645
To view parent comment,
To read all comments associated with this story, please
RE: Comment by marcp
on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 01:25 UTC in reply to "
Comment by marcp
Ubuntu may be popular, but it's certainly NOT a best one out there in terms of usability, ease of use, available software, openness [in terms of freedom - libre].
I can't think of an easier to use DE than Unity out there. From a kid to an old person, from a newbie to a pro, it couldn't be more obvious. Usability and ease of use are the two most prominent qualities of Ubuntu according to any review out there.
Software availability is second to none. Almost every app that exists for Linux will be released for Ubuntu (due, precisely, to its popularity), be it open or closed.
It's as open as you want it to be. If you are one of those who gets urticaria when exposed to closed source software, you can use Trisquel, which is the libre-only version of Ubuntu (and was created at my home town's University of Vigo, Spain, by the way). I happily use closed source software, but you can't say there's not an option.
You don't have to like Ubuntu, but these points of yours are rather weak.
Sign Up For The OSNews Newsletter!
Friends & Fans
OSNews Privacy Statement
Notice to Bulk Emailers
© 1997-2014 OSNews Inc. All Rights Reserved. OSNews and the OSNews logo are trademarks of OSNews.
Source Code © 2007-2014,
, except where noted
Reader comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for them in any way.
All trademarks, icons, and logos shown or mentioned in this web site are the property of their respective owners.
OSNews.com uses icons from the
© 2008 John Resig
Reproduction of OSNews stories is permitted only with explicit authorization from OSNews. Reproductions must be properly credited.