Linux distributions have been evolving since the very beginning. They’ve moved from just reliable Operating Systems for high priority servers to the play OS for geeks and hackers. In recent years, they’ve jumped leaps and bounds ending up on desktops as operating systems for everyday computer users.
Being open source, Linux and its other *nix flavours have spawned many more variations. The user on the other hand is left more confused than ever before. Instead of having to choose between Windows and Linux, now he has to decide whether he should install Redhat, Slackware, Debian, Ubuntu, SLAX or one from the hundreds other distributions out there.
As part of a yearly practice at Digit and ThinkDigit, we try our hands at all kinds of distributions and tell you which one is the best. We’re looking for the best Linux distribution for the loyal Windows user. Those who are looking for specific tasks and requirements will already figured out which distributions suites them the most.
This year, we’ll be looking at 15 distributions which will include one or two flavours from the BSD and OpenSolaris family as well. We’ll be going through all these distributions through the coming days.
These are some of the distributions we’ll be covering through the coming week or two
Watch this space closely for more Linux reviews. We'll be updating this page very often.