Friday, February 05, 2010

Linux Distributions Reviewed by Me

Ubuntu - THE BEST and most stable distro. I rarely found a bug while using it. Installation of programs is easy. The best part is the Ubuntu installer which can be used even by a 6 yr old. Ease of use and solid online support are its pros. New versions (after 9.04) boot very fast. Rating: 9/10

Linux mint - Good distro, all media plug-ins are pre-installed and has the stability of Ubuntu. Rating: 8/10

Mandriva- The distro I prefer after Ubuntu. Control Panel provided is good. Network Manager is fabulous. Media plug-ins are pre-installed. Software installer is not good. Rating: 7/10

Slackware – Nothing to like in it. Still with LILO (no GRUB). Rating: 5/10

Debian - Stable but lacking in features. Nothing special about it. Can’t be called a modern distro. Rating: 6/10

Opensuse - No good after version 10.3, because of the KDE4 which crashes frequently. Rating: 7/10

Vixta – One word-Crap. Rating: 3/10

Belenix - Not good, boot time is too high and there is nothing special about it. Rating: 5/10

Linpus Lite – Good for netbooks only. Rating: 4/10

Puppy - Amazing distro with all media plug-ins and useful programs pre-installed.Very good for old machines. Rating: 8/10

Fedora - I never liked fedora. Rating: 7/10

Slitaz – Great Linux – I’d say the best tiny Linux present. Less than 30mb with all useful programs and plug-ins installed!! Default theme and desktop look is also good. Has Firefox pre-installed. Rating: 9/10

Tinycore – Very small at 8mb but practically unusable. Rating: 3/10

PCLinuxOS – Bad looks and nothing special in it. Rating: 4/10

SimplyMepis – Average distro. Nothing special in it. Rating: 6/10

DreamLinux – It has a lightweight desktop manager (XFCE) with a Mac-like dock on bottom of the desktop. Is quite fast and also detects other OS and drives easily. Nice control panel. All media plug-ins are pre-installed. Rating: 7/10

Slax - Lightweight KDE applications with nice customized Firefox theme, but not with a one click installer and still with LILO (no GRUB). Rating: 6/10

Sabayon – Sabayon 4 was a very good distro with many bulky games pre-installed. The only con would be the slow boot time. Now, Sabayon 5 has the best implementation of KDE4.3 so far. Rating: 8/10

My philosophy

I am a computer engineer. I rely on logic. Non-logical things don't go well with me.

Dharma should be logical. Dharma is particular for every being. It is his/her thinking and understanding of what is right or wrong for himself. The essence of dharma is to draw some boundaries and to preach to followers to stay within. Dharma retains discipline and ethics in the society.

When everyone's dharma would be logical, the world would become a better place.

I think because science is logical, so God(creator of science) also must be logical.

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Delhi, India
ME: intelligent yet dumb, demotivated but passionate, impatient yet a lot of patience inside, busy minded yet blank at the same time, loving my self and hating me at the same time, trying to climb the ladder of hope