"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..."