7 Linux Distros reviewed
February 18, 2009
I’m a little late in posting this article, since most of the Distros mentioned here are out with newer versions.
But since it was so informative, I thought I’d post it anyways.
I thought I was the only jobless person interested in trying out Linux Distros on my VirtualBox or sometimes triple booting. But it turns out there are actually others who do 7 of ’em at a time and, as if that wasn’t enough, they make it a point to document it too.
The folks at Informationweek have done a Shootout of 7 popular Linux Distros. They did it on 5 different machines as if to prove a point or something.
Does it live a lot to be desired ? Have they left some very notable cadidates like the fanatically followed Kubuntu or the geeky Gentoo ? Did they miss out on a coupla hundred tests ?
There are obvious answers to the above questions, but that’s not the point.
The point is, Ubuntu is arguably the best Ditro around and I use it !!! 🙂
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I had written briefly about Virtualisation and the different avtaars currently available.
I recently found this article comparing the four leading Virtualisation techniques on Linux.
Although I had covered the popular ones ...
One of my former colleagues and friend, Pranav Peshwe, pointed me out to this company called MPC Data who has developed a solution called swiftBoot.
Using swiftBoot, these people have managed ...
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