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September 15, 2012

2012 Best Linux Distributions

Filed under: Linux Desktops — admin @ 4:12 pm

SoftwareInReview covered what we believed to be the top Linux distributions in 2011. Clearly it’s time to review our findings. A lot of people did not agree with the choices, and, to be fair, it is hard to name a “best” version of Linux because the distributions are developed for many different purposes.

  • Want an easy-to-use desktop?

Maybe Mint or Ubuntu are the choices for you.

  • Want an enterprise server?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLESE) have a lot of great features.

  • Want a Linux distribution that lives in memory?

Puppy is a small distribution , ( with a live-CD around 85MB) that can load completely into RAM.  This distribution is very fast and now makes the top ten list of visited Linux distribution sites.

  • Want a Linux distribution for gaming?

SuperGamer, based on VectorLinux, is a live DVD this is written for gaming on Linux.  linuX-gamers Live DVD, based on Arch Linux, is another choice.

Our list of the best Linux distributions of 2011 was the most commented-on post we have had and it stirred up a lot of debate.

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