Linux Desktop Compared – 7 Distribution Shootout

by on May 5, 2008 · 1 comment· LAST UPDATED May 5, 2008

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Informationweek tested openSUSE, Ubuntu 8.4, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva Linux One, Fedora, SimplyMEPIS, and CentOS 5.1. All performed well, and each had at least one truly outstanding feature. From the article:

In the last couple of years, desktop-friendly Linux distributions have taken enormous leaps -- they're easier to install, better maintained, and more powerful than ever before. There's also that many more of them -- which means that many more possibilities to sift through.

In this roundup I've looked at seven Linux distributions, all mainly aimed at desktop users. Some ought to be household names; some are less widely sung but still worth looking at. All are meant to be top-of-the-line, "throw-and-go" distros for general use, so I paid careful attention to how they behaved on a fairly broad range of hardware -- how display, networking, or other default configurations were set to behave both out of the box and after an update (if one was available).

Related: Which Linux Desktop Distribution is the best for me?

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1 BusinessGeeks May 6, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Sir,

I think you may made a type. Your article states “Ubuntu 8.4″ shouldnt it be “ubuntu 8.04″.

Cheers!

BusinessGeeks

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