Top 5 Best Linux OS Distributions
As part of the contest that was conducted a while back, I got around 200 responses from the geeky readers who choose their favorite Linux distributions.
Based on this data, the top spot in the best Linux distribution list goes to…
My personal favorite was Ubuntu for desktop (#1 in this list) and Red Hat for servers (#5 in this list).
If you are new to any of the distros listed in the top 5, read the rest of the article to understand little bit more about those distros and find out whether your favorite Linux distribution made it in the top 5.
Favorite Linux Distribution Voting Results
Like most of you, Ubuntu is my #1 choice for desktop Linux. I use it both at home and work. Ubuntu is the #1 in the Linux desktop market and some use Ubuntu for the servers also. Ubuntu offers the following three editions.
Ubuntu Desktop Edition
Ubuntu Server Edition
Ubuntu Notebook Remix
Home Page: http://www.ubuntu.com
Ubuntu Download Page
Debian is also called as Debian GNU/Linux, as most of the basic OS tools comes from the GNU Project. Lot of other famous distributions are based on Debian, which includes our #1 distro Ubuntu and many others — such as Knoppix, Linspire, Damn Small Linux etc.,
Home Page: http://www.debian.org/
Debian Download Page
Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat. If you are interested in experimenting with the the leading technologies, you should use fedora, as the release cycle is very short and fedora tends to include the latest technology software/packages in it’s distribution.
Home Page: http://www.fedoraproject.org/
Fedora Download Page
From the CentOS website: CentOS 2, 3, and 4 are built from publically available open source SRPMS provided by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS is designed for people who need an enterprise class OS without the cost or support of the prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor.
Home Page: http://www.centos.org/
CentOS Download Page
Home Page: http://www.redhat.com/
Red Hat Download Page