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Examining Alternative Linux Distributions

Nov 04, 2008, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by A. Lizard)

"Have you tried the major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora/RHEL, and OpenSUSE/SLED and found that none of them are quite right for your needs? The major distros are not the only game in town.

"This review discusses lesser-known (but still popular) Linux alternatives. Perhaps one of them will give you what you want from Linux.

"About Reviewed Distributions

"Modern distros handle finding and connecting to the network automatically. Like networking, scanner support can be considered a solved problem for supported scanners on any modern Linux distro. I'll discuss this only where there's a problem. At most, you should need to do an automated repository-based installation of xsane. If a distro has problems with either networking or scanning, you probably don't want it for a primary SOHO environment."

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