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Forget Best Distros--Now We Can Argue About Best Distro Reviews

Jul 07, 2008, 23:15 (1 Talkback[s])

Linux.com: How to Write a Thorough Review of a Linux Distribution

"I have never written a review of a Linux distribution, but I've read more than I can count, and many of them have been maddeningly incomplete and not worth the time it took to read them. Here's a list of items you need to talk about in order to write a thorough review, covering every aspect of the distribution from the initial download to the final recommendation and everything in between.

"Not every item below applies to every distribution; you need to choose which items to include and which to ignore. For example, if the distribution is for an embedded device, there's probably not much point in discussing window manager themes. However, the more you include, the better your review will be. You can cover some of this information in a simple table, but many of the points deserve more explanation..."

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iTWire: How to Really Write a Linux Review

"There are some idiots I've encountered in my time but none so crazy as the guy who wants to define what a Linux review should comprise. His qualifications to offer such a definition are perfect--he has never written a review himself but he has read plenty of them.

"We only need a couple more experts like this and you can start rewriting the Ramayana. Or maybe the Mahabharata. Who better to lecture on the writing of a novel than a man who has never written one? There is more than a mite of truth in the saying, 'those who can't do, teach...'"

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