The OS that is “just about to change the world” (not my words, definitely not my belief), as soon as it stops being associated with the leetnix and zealot crowd that believe it to be the answer to all computing-related problems.

After ten years or so, it hasn’t made a single sizable dent on the incumbent PC desktop environment, and it doesn’t look like it will anytime soon.

Not having learned anything from the UNIX Wars of the previous generation, Linux is split into several different factions/sects/distributions.

When I must use it, prefer RedHat and derived works. I’ve used Fedora since version 4.2, and find it to be the most stable, organized and sensible distribution – but your mileage may vary, especially if you’re into the bleeding edge. I just prefer to use what works properly the first time, every time.


Original Stuff:

  • Symphony – a different desktop environment
  • PuppyLinux – a nice, compact mini-distribution

Stuff that will never come true:

See Also

Microsoft's foray into SDN using LinuxOneNote To Rule Them AllThe Linux Graphics StackEditing Time
LollipopRunning Sublime Text on a Raspberry Pi 2Scaling Docker with Swarm2014 in Review
A new, transactionally updated “snappy” Ubuntu CoreCoreOS is building a container runtime, RocketThe Instant Mess We're InAcer C720 Chromebook
Reviving a dead synth with a Raspberry PiCygwinPHPDiving into Inferno
Time MachineOver-Extended Metaphor for the daySteamOSSetting up NFS exports to Linux clients
Desktop Streaming to the Raspberry Pi using VLC and H.264Air on a Mac stringElementarySummer Hardware
Python Patterns, Take OneElementary OS LunaLeap of FaithHOWTO Run Vagrant with LXC on your Mac
Wanted: Network ComputerFinal TermAn Idiot Detection SystemDebian 7.0
MathematicsAn ARM On Four CylindersA Chequered PastThe X Window System
Testing made easier in Internet ExplorerThe Switcher's Application GuideHow to Switch to the MacMarkdown
UbuntuCommon DenominatorsTileMilliptables
A Big Slice of Raspberry PiDown the Rabbit HoleSkype for Windows, Mac and Linux all get updates on the same dayAndroid Rising
BackstageThreeBada BingWhat ails the Linux desktop?
MySQL and Python on LionARMing for the futureNotes on ioquake3MacFUSE
Hello, AndroidXubuntu 11.10 releasedNot TetrisDesign & Code Credits
PyPy 1.6 - kickass pandaAirVideo on a Synology DS411jCalibreLoki Render, Rebooted
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NSLU2 UpdateKupferDamn Small LinuxXcode and Expandrive/git Workaround
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