Linux distribution review-o-rama

New to Linux? Maybe you are just looking for a change of distros? Well then my friend, I have the article for you. Below, Paul Thurrott gives us a great round up of some of the most popular distros out there.

For some reason, a bunch of Linux distribution reviews were posted in various places today. Let’s take a look:

OS News – Review: Ubuntu v5.04 Hoary

Ubuntu is described as “a free, open source operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should “Just Work”, TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.”

Ubuntu is good enough for me to continue using for a while, possibly indefinitely if the next release continues the same pattern of improvement that version 5.04 had over its predecessor. With what seems to be true dedication to the open-source market, Canonical has a very solid operating system with Ubuntu, and I’ll gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a great beginner’s system. [Read the rest]