The OS that is “just about to change the world” (not my words, definitely not my belief), as soon as it stops being associated with the leetnix and zealot crowd that believe it to be the answer to all computing-related problems.
After ten years or so, it hasn’t made a single sizable dent on the incumbent PC desktop environment, and it doesn’t look like it will anytime soon.
When I must use it, prefer RedHat and derived works. I’ve used Fedora since version 4.2, and find it to be the most stable, organized and sensible distribution – but your mileage may vary, especially if you’re into the bleeding edge. I just prefer to use what works properly the first time, every time.
- Small Linux – useful for turning very old machines into X clients.
- Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
- Four Head Linux
- Zenwalk – the new name for Mini-Slack, a distro that I’ve used occasionally for old laptops.
- Slax – another Slackware variant
- Installation without removable media