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..."