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#1 2013-07-06 06:18:41

KrunchTime
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From: Not Where I Belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 1,847

Linux Distro Picker Tool

I agree with some of the commenters...this is a nice start.  Hopefully they'll improve upon it.

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/distro-picker-0

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#2 2013-07-06 06:45:06

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
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Re: Linux Distro Picker Tool

Your TuxRadar distro match is CrunchBang
Linux Format says:
This Debian-based distribution ships with the lightweight Openbox window manager. It's got Gnome Mplayer, Gimp, VLC and its web browser is equipped with flash plugin. The distro has AbiWord and Gnumeric, and scripts to install LibreOffice and Dropbox in its menus. It uses the Synaptic package manager and a modified Debian installer.

Verdict: Snappy Debian-based distro that works well on older machines, and can be easily fleshed out for relatively newer ones.


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#3 2013-07-06 06:53:30

KrunchTime
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Re: Linux Distro Picker Tool

Yeah, CrunchBang was one of the many distros recommended for me.

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#4 2013-07-06 07:26:22

intoCB
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Re: Linux Distro Picker Tool

Yeah but I found it interesting though that CrunchBang came top but not really surprising.


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#5 2013-07-07 14:54:03

anonymous
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From: Arch Linux Forums
Registered: 2008-11-29
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Re: Linux Distro Picker Tool

It is very interesting to see how each option affects your distro choice. If I want a completely bleeding edge distro and leave the "Ease of use or ultimate configurability?" option in the middle, I get Debian. If I move the option a little closer to Ultimate configurability, I get Arch. If its a little closer to Ease of use then I get Manjaro. I get Ubuntu if its completely to the right and Gentoo if its completely to the left. The choices seem to make sense except I think Fedora should replace Ubuntu. IMO, the former is more bleeding edge.

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#6 2013-07-07 17:17:34

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Re: Linux Distro Picker Tool

An interesting exercise. I got Slackware first, then SalixOS after making some adjustments, then Debian after tweaking it more. 

I would agree with anonymous on the Ubuntu/Fedora thing.


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#7 2013-07-07 21:58:45

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: Linux Distro Picker Tool

Very interesting, I get Arch when I say I do not care about the package manager what is not really true as I would prefer apt I think. Then Gentoo (ouch), Slackel (why not), Debian (yay).

Let's change that to apt: the winner is Debian! (perfect) I have to say the tool is not bad.
I think it would be really like this. I am a Debian guy but if I would not care about apt I would indeed opt for Arch.

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#8 2013-07-08 20:13:05

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Re: Linux Distro Picker Tool

I came up with Debian. lol, what a shock! big_smile

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