Alternative Linux distros that deserve the limelight

“Ubuntu might be the most popular Linux, but there are two other
desktop distributions which have a lot to offer but aren’t getting
the publicity they deserve, says Ashton Mills.

“Despite Ubuntu’s mainstream popularity, it’s not the only
desktop distribution out there. Other luminaries include Fedora,
OpenSUSE, Debian and Mandriva and they are all, certainly,
excellent. But what about the lesser known alternatives? While
there are many distributions tailored for specific tasks – such as
security, web serving, education and so on – there are also quite a
few desktop-orientated distributions that so far haven’t reached
the limelight. There are at least two distributions that are worth
your time. And, who knows, you may even choose one to be your new
default desktop.”