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The Year Of The Small Distro

Aug 12, 2007, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Articles about Linux and mainstream Linux news tends to be dominated by the big Linux distributions, those with large corporate backing and/or large development teams. I'm primarily talking about Red Hat Enterprise Linux and it's free clone CentOS, Novell/SuSe, and Ubuntu on enterprise servers and Ubuntu, Fedora, Linspire, and Mandriva on the desktop. Throw in two venerable and widely respected distributions, Debian and Slackware, and you've got about 90% of the industry chatter covered, maybe more.

"These distributions also have something else in common: with the exception of Linspire/Freespire, which I haven't tried, they have all frustrated me on one level or another..."

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