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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.
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RE: hard to decide
on Wed 24th Oct 2012 18:55 UTC in reply to "
hard to decide
Has anyone changed distros to something that wasn't a parent/derivative of your old distro and stuck with it?
Yes. FreeBSD --> Ubuntu --> Fedora
I still try other distros out, and I try them out to see how different lineages do things. A Slackware lineage is different then a Red Hat lineage which is different then Debian, Gentoo, Arch etc.
For me, the sense of newness come from the friction of them not being all the same. I'm well versed in Red Hat derived distros, so running Debian feels like I'm using my left hand instead of the right.
Of course, GUIs do a pretty good job of smoothing out the differences, so it's much easier to feel the differences on the command line.
Edited 2012-10-24 18:59 UTC
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