Datamation: Best Linux Distro

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Datamation: Best Linux Distro

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 19 Mar 2016 07:03

This Datamation article is already a few days old, but according to one of the "experts" (I have no idea who these experts are :oops: ) SolydXK comes at a very good sixth place!

Here's the article: http://www.datamation.com/open-source/b ... ros-1.html


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Re: Datamation: Best Linux Distro

Postby ilu » 23 Mar 2016 16:52

That's nice feedback. You 2 people managed to outrun some of the big players there. :clap:

He seems to not like the community editions. It should be obvious but maybe it would be a good idea to add "If you are in doubt stick to the official editions" to the ce download page.

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Postby Nuke » 23 Mar 2016 22:54

Matt Hartley is clearly a Ubuntu fan, with Ubunu top and two out of his next three based on it :-
Obviously, Ubuntu was going to be at the top of the list. But why did I put it at the top of the list? First, look at the distro's history. Ubuntu has done more to put desktop Linux into the hands of the common man than any other distribution out there.
Doesn't sound obvious to me, just self-fulfilling. As someone else commented there, didn't think this was supposed to be a popularity contest, or that its history should be a factor.

As Ubuntu is based on Debian, I have never understood the point of basing other distros (such as Mint) on Ubuntu rather than directly on Debian. Why the middle man? Seriously, can someone explain this? (I understand that SolyXK iseld was once based on Ubuntu)

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Re: Ubuntu

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 24 Mar 2016 07:02

Nuke wrote:I understand that SolyXK iseld was once based on Ubuntu
Here's some history for you: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic. ... 7&t=103839
Which resulted in this: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic. ... 1&t=106426


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Re: Datamation: Best Linux Distro

Postby troypulk » 24 Mar 2016 14:35

How did you come up with Solyd as the name of this distro?

I looked around on the forum but didn't find anything.

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Re: Datamation: Best Linux Distro

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 24 Mar 2016 15:25

Well, it's simple, really. I wanted to make a "solid" operating system and I only wanted to use Xfce and KDE. So, I came up with SolidX and SolidK and a combined name for the site: SolidXK. A good friend who knows a lot about marketing told me to change the "i" in "y" to make it stand out more so that you can easily find it on the internet.


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Re: Datamation: Best Linux Distro

Postby troypulk » 24 Mar 2016 16:19

That's cool,

That's funny because I have been pronouncing it as Solely-d this whole time.

You learn something new every day :mrgreen:

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Re: Datamation: Best Linux Distro

Postby kurotsugi » 31 Mar 2016 17:48

I'll try it.

they use ubuntu because:
1. debian stable is considered as "old". they can use the newer testing, but.
2. testing (and sid) is rolling so it can't be used on point release base.
3. not everyone can handle the workload to maintain a distro based on testing.

compared to that,
1. ubuntu offer newer packages based on debian sid minus breakage issues.
2. ubuntu is user friendly and famous. simply saying "my distro is based on ubuntu" will easily attract user.
3. ubuntu offer a bi annually point release which suitable to used for a base of another point release. you only need to think how to improve your distro while all the dirty work is done by ubuntu people.

PS: the reasons above are subjectively mine. the distro maintainer perhaps have other reasons.


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