“Among the hundreds of Linux distributions, only a handful get
much media attention, and only a small segment of those have become
household words in the Linux community. At Distrowatch.com, one of
the better known Linux ranking sites, you’ll see the same names
week after week in the top 20–Ubuntu, Mepis, Fedora, Slackware,
etc. So who is using the bottom 80? And why?
“Of course, many distros are created for special needs. One
example is SME Server, designed as a plug-and-play file server and