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How the GNU/Linux Community Ranks Distros: Giants, Challengers, Petty Officers

Feb 19, 2008, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"At first, ranking GNU/Linux distributions seems alien to the spirit of free software. After all, free software is all about choice. What should matter is that your distro suits you, not how others judge it.

"Yet, in practice, community members judge distributions all the time. They don't use a single metric, and at times a distro's appeal is as simple as the fact that it is new or has released a new version. Yet, whenever community members choose a distribution to download or to build their own distribution upon, or to borrow a tool from, they are making a verdict on it..."

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