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.

Not having learned anything from the UNIX Wars of the previous generation, Linux is split into several different factions/sects/distributions.

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.


Original Stuff:

  • Symphony – a different desktop environment
  • PuppyLinux – a nice, compact mini-distribution

Stuff that will never come true:

See Also

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