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OSNews: Linux Desktop Distro Shootout: Parts I & II

Dec 02, 2003, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Smith)

From Part I:

"I am a technical writer operating out of my home office. I call myself a Micro-Enterprise. Not a clueless newbie anymore, yet far from a guru. For more than three years I have been jumping from one Linux distribution to another, trying to find my holy grail of the perfect small office/home office distro that just worked. Never found it of course, because the perfect SOHO distro does not exist. Finally I decided to pick out a single distro that I could live with and be done with it. But which one?

"After much thinking and tinkering, I decided that a debian option was the best way to go for me. Not pure debian, I am not quite ready for that yet. I am not a programmer. I like having those handy little user tools that save me time and effort. When they work. I like having a *Commercial* distributor do the grunt work so I don't have to. I am willing to pay for that.

"I am not saying that there is anything wrong with any of the other types of distros. Don't send me any hostile email please. If you like them, use them. I am only saying what I chose for my purposes..."

Complete Story (Part I)

Complete Story (Part II)

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