Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 25th Jun 2013 04:12 UTC
Linux The Linuxed - Exploring Linux Distros website has over 170 reviews of distros and common Linux programs by Arindam Sen. What makes it special is that Mr. Sen puts his experiences together in useful charts, such as this one that compares RAM usage for twenty different GUI versions, or this one that compares CPU and RAM usage for 20 KDE distros (page down to see the chart). While the site says it's merely "A non-techie's view of the Linux world," many techies will find it useful as well.
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by ilovebeer on Thu 27th Jun 2013 16:27 UTC
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I questioned whether or not all this "analysis" serves a real purpose or does actual good to the reader. For example, I can't honestly say I've known anyone who factors in how much ram usage there is. Just the sheer number of distros is enough to turn people away, much less throwing all these mostly useless comparisons at them.

If a user is looking for a linux distro to try and they don't know exactly what they want, that person should just go to and pick one off their 'most popular distros' list.

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