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Re: [News] Building and Choosing GNU/Linux Distributions

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____/ JeffM on Friday 09 Apr 2010 08:25 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> What's the best lightweight Linux distro?
>>Perhaps you want[...]to run
>>200 virtual machines simultaneously on your desktop.
> Now, I laughed (remembering the old comic)
> http://xkcd.com/350/
> --but is there a real-world usefulness for that?
> ...and this is yet another article
> that doesn't mention Puppy's HORRIBLE security.
> They also failed to mention that
> one reason that DSL is getting long in the tooth
> is because their old developer is now running Tiny Core.
> As the comments indicate,
> they missed antiX, wattOS, and the light spins of Mint.
> They also missed Elive and moonOS
> (i.e. no Enlightenment-based distros tested).
> OTOH, if you can get kmandla to rave about a distro
> that's already a pretty impressive light distro (SliTaz),
> so I won't bitch too hard about their top choice.
> (I only recently realized that SliTaz has several "flavors"
> so you don't need to use Midori, their new default browser;
> there is also a spin with Firefox.)

Several years back, when 'the press' (Old Guard) was still in tact, people would
actually spend days researching and writing articles that compare operating systems or distros.

The upside of the Internet is that sponsors/advertisers no longer play a role. I trust
blogs more than I trust some 'news sites' (with exceptions of course).

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