OSNews: Linux Desktop Distro Shootout: Parts I & II
Dec 02, 2003, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Smith)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
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
Story (Part I)
Story (Part II)