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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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

For handheld, Android.


IMHO MeeGo deserves a mention. It isn't widely adopted and the software selection is lacking, but from everything I've read about it it seems like a really good mobile OS. You can't really find much bad about it on any of the reviews around the Internet.

Then again, I've never used MeeGo myself. I am hunting for an N9 so I could try it out and maybe even write about my personal opinion on it in here, but alas, N9s are really hard to come by.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Regarding MeeGo, I once ran it on an HP Mini 1000 netbook and it was flawless. It actually ran better than the "native" Windows XP as well as any other Linux based OS I threw at it.

Just mentioning it in case an HP netbook is easier for you to acquire.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Netbook Meego and the (proprietary) UI of N9 are quite different... it's like trying to experience Windows Phone 8 (built on NT underpinning after all) by running Windows 8 in old desktop mode.

(plus, weren't all those oldish Atom netbooks pretty much the same?)

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

IMHO MeeGo deserves a mention. It isn't widely adopted and the software selection is lacking, but from everything I've read about it it seems like a really good mobile OS. You can't really find much bad about it on any of the reviews around the Internet.
Then again, I've never used MeeGo myself.

Maybe many of those reviewers hardly used it as well, at most superficially/skin-deep. Because OTOH I happen to know one quite thorough review which isn't that complimentary: http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-n9-2-en.shtml (and note that the site doesn't like the direction of Nokia under Elop; also worth noting is how in editorials they predicted, for 3+ years or so, a bleak future if Nokia doesn't change its course; and while EN version seems somehow neglected lately, I hear its generally the ~mobile site to go in our common Eastern neighbour ...a place which was also one of traditional Nokia strongholds, BTW). Meego, in its shipping N9 form, didn't seem as smooth as some people wish to believe, had issues they apparently don't want to remember.

As it stands, Meego exhibits some properties of vaporware - not the least because there's almost no way to use it (and how hard it is to get one flies right in the face of claims about healthy sales, of supposedly many N9 units sold), also WRT what the faithful want to believe about it.

Oh well, N9 Meego will probably become one of the next Amiga-like mythos...

Edited 2012-10-29 23:56 UTC

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