Hands-on Linux: New versions of Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE push the envelope
,----[ Quote ]
| When you're talking Linux, three big names always
| pop up: Canonical's Ubuntu, Novell's openSUSE
| and Red Hat's Fedora. Ubuntu has ridden a
| groundswell of both consumer and commercial
| support to its current ranking as the most
| popular Linux distribution. OpenSUSE, with
| its business underpinnings, has always been
| popular in Europe and has been making
| inroads in the U.S. And it is largely thanks
| to Fedora that Red Hat has become the biggest
| Linux company with a major role in community Linux.
| To date, none of these Linux distros have
| given me a lick of trouble, and they've worked
| extremely well. Now, more than ever, I can't
| see any general reason why someone wouldn't
| use one of these Linux desktops in place of Windows.
| None of this should be surprising, since these
| distributions are identical at the core --
| all three are built on top of the Linux kernel
| 2.6.27 and use the GNOME 2.24 desktop. While
| their ingredients may be the same, though, the
| dishes made from them are quite different.
| What sets these three and other great Linux
| distributions apart is how they mix their
| ingredients together.