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Title: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 25, 2016, 09:19:21 pm
The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

Peppermint is playing with the big boys again :)

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2016/07/the-top-5-linux-distributions-for.html (http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2016/07/the-top-5-linux-distributions-for.html)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: VinDSL on July 25, 2016, 09:46:09 pm
WoW !!!

Nice !   ;D
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: scifidude79 on July 25, 2016, 11:02:08 pm
That's great.  Nice list too.  I may have shuffled it a bit, but not bad.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: zebedeeboss on July 26, 2016, 02:16:54 am

Congrats Team Peppermint :)

We all knew it was good  - now other peeps are slowly finding out  :)

Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 26, 2016, 02:29:12 am
The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

Peppermint is playing with the big boys again :)

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2016/07/the-top-5-linux-distributions-for.html (http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2016/07/the-top-5-linux-distributions-for.html)
What, only 3rd on the list  :o!!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: rjm65 on July 26, 2016, 08:08:56 am
you can shorten that list down to 2 distros, 1. mint 2. peppermint...  Sorry guys I just love linux mint cinnamon,however i like peppermint also....
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: Bloch on August 15, 2016, 10:07:55 am
He's wrong...
1- Peppermint OS 7
2-Peppermint OS 6
3-Ubuntu
4-Fedora (my first linux distro)
5- Korora (sorry... :-*)

Peppermint OS...Best OS ever!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2016, 10:24:45 am
You'll hear no argument from me, at least for the top two :)

AmigaOS was my favorite OS of all time .. if only that had been ported to x86 and kept current .. but alas....
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: scifidude79 on August 15, 2016, 11:00:09 am
"Best" is, of course, relative.  Peppermint is the only OS I don't immediately find fault with.  In fact, I rarely find any faults with Peppermint and many of the issues I find are upstream issues.  However, that's not to say I don't like other Linux distributions, I just don't like any others well enough to run on a daily basis.  Peppermint is my go-to for everything I need in computing.

In my opinion, Ubuntu is only good as a base for other operating systems these days.  It's not all that beginner friendly these days, as it requires a lot of tweaks using third party tools to make it workable.  (reminiscent of another overrated OS)  It has a lot of issues its spinoffs don't have.  Case in point: I see a lot of users on the Steam forum having issues with Ubuntu 16.04, while Steam works like a dream on Peppermint 7.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: Bloch on August 15, 2016, 11:06:08 am
Amiga OS...Old School Linux.  :)

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In my opinion, Ubuntu is only good as a base for other operating systems these days.  It's not all that beginner friendly these days, as it requires a lot of tweaks using third party tools to make it workable.

Yes, but is more beginner friendly than microsoft windows.

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as it requires a lot of tweaks using third party tools to make it workable

I feel the same with Linux Mint and Fedora.
Yes, Peppermint OS is my go-to for everything I need in computing. +1
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: VinDSL on August 15, 2016, 11:59:34 am
AmigaOS was my favorite OS of all time .. if only that had been ported to x86 and kept current .. but alas....

I loved AmigaOS, too !

For years, local TV stations, in this area, used Amigas for their genlock (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Genlock&oldid=725489049) capabilities.

Sometimes the engineer would be asleep at the console, and when you turned to one of these TV station, The Amiga logo would be on the screen.

I wouldn't be surprised if they're still using Amigas ...   :D
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: scifidude79 on August 15, 2016, 01:24:06 pm
I feel the same with Linux Mint and Fedora.
Yes, Peppermint OS is my go-to for everything I need in computing. +1

To be honest, I prefer anything not running Gnome 3.  I find Xubuntu to be a much more enjoyable vanilla -untu experience than Ubuntu.  Again, I prefer the XFCE release of Mint over the Cinnamon or MATE releases.  Though, I've never really cared for Cinnamon.  And MATE, while it has the look and feel of Gnome 2, is still Gnome 3 underneath, as is Cinnamon.  I'm just not a fan of Gnome 3.  It's a buggy piece of crap, in my opinion.  I have a feeling it's one of the reasons so many people have issues with Ubuntu and Mint.

One of the things that irks me about Mint is how they handle everything "in house."  With only so much server room and bandwidth, they always prioritize their Cinnamon and MATE releases which, as I said, I think are actually the worst ones because of Gnome 3.  Their XFCE Beta doesn't even release until the final Cinnamon and MATE releases have been out a while.  Then, their KDE release follows whenever they get around to it.  If I remember correctly, their 17.X release got a 17.1 release for Cinnamon and MATE (possible even for XFCE) before they even released a single Mint 17 KDE .iso.  It's irksome if you like the KDE release to have to wait for everything else and even updated releases before you can even update to the latest version.  To me, this makes them a less than ideal OS anyway.  If you split things up to different groups (and servers) and release simultaneously, like Ubuntu and Fedora do, then you're pleasing everyone at once.  Otherwise, it's best to focus on a single desktop environment like Peppermint and many other distros do.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2016, 01:46:36 pm
Amiga OS...Old School Linux.  :)

But think where it would be if they'd continued and ported it to x86 .. I mean here's a pic of AmigaOS 4.1 which basically looked the same as 4.0 which was released 15 years ago

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3f/AmigaOS_4.1_Update_2.png)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: emegra on August 15, 2016, 01:56:01 pm
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What, only 3rd on the list  :o!!

If you look at the resources available to the 2 distros above us I'd say we were top of the list, I don't know much about Manjaro but as far as i know PCLinuxOS has a big reputation so it's good to see us above them

I think keeping Peppermint light and letting the user choose what to install is definitely paying dividends because almost every review I've saw so far has mentioned that and seen it as a plus

However one thing i think PCLinuxOS might have over us is rolling release which raises the question is rolling release something worth considering ?


Graeme

 
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: AndyInMokum on August 15, 2016, 02:43:34 pm
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What, only 3rd on the list  :o!!

If you look at the resources available to the 2 distros above us I'd say we were top of the list, I don't know much about Manjaro but as far as i know PCLinuxOS has a big reputation so it's good to see us above them

I think keeping Peppermint light and letting the user choose what to install is definitely paying dividends because almost every review I've saw so far has mentioned that and seen it as a plus

However one thing i think PCLinuxOS might have over us is rolling release which raises the question is rolling release something worth considering ?


Graeme
I think for a rolling release we'd have to change the base distro.  For example, Debian Testing or even Arch/Manjaro.  That'll freak new users out for sure.  A rolling release is inherently more unstable than the fixed release ones.  They're also a lot of work to maintain.  Linux Mint found this out with their original LMDE.  That was based on Debian Testing.  They didn't have the time or the personnel to keep it maintained.  I think the success of PCLinuxOS and also SparkyLInux, is they only offer a rolling release.  They're not combining fix and rolling.  If they did, I'm sure the overall quality of the products would suffer  ;).
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2016, 02:49:24 pm
Personally I see no benefit to a rolling release only problems .. at first it "sounds" like a good idea, but they inevitably go wrong somewhere down the line and more so as time goes by.

I've always liked the idea of a FRESH/CLEAN install every now and then to blow out the cobwebs (think all the little hacks, and dependencies, etc.)

Personally I think ANY desktop OS needs a reinstall at least biannually if not sooner .. a server where you're not making tons of changes not so much, but then an LTS will give you five years anyway.
(not to mention Ubuntu server edition nearly always upgrades cleanly and reliably .. simply because it doesn't have all thre UI stuff to contend with)



This situation is likely to change soon anyway .. snap packages are effectively going to isolate the OS from the apps to the degree where ubuntu will effectively be a rolling release anyway.

Not that I'm a fan of snap and its stupid use of disk space ::)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: SantaFe on August 15, 2016, 03:04:17 pm
you can shorten that list down to 2 distros, 1. mint 2. peppermint...  Sorry guys I just love linux mint cinnamon,however i like peppermint also....
I prefer Cinnamon on Grits myself. ;)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: SantaFe on August 15, 2016, 03:09:10 pm
I'd have Ubuntu-MATE as 1'st & Peppermint OS 7 2'nd.  But then, I always liked the old school Gnome 2 look & feel a tad better than XFCE. :D
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2016, 03:19:20 pm
I'm just happy we're now in the big boys playground :)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: scifidude79 on August 15, 2016, 04:00:35 pm
you can shorten that list down to 2 distros, 1. mint 2. peppermint...  Sorry guys I just love linux mint cinnamon,however i like peppermint also....
I prefer Cinnamon on Grits myself. ;)

I have Acid Reflux, so I prefer to not have cinnamon at all.  ;)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2016, 06:23:04 pm
Acid reflux sounds like some kind of cool audio editor.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: scifidude79 on August 15, 2016, 09:56:35 pm
Acid reflux sounds like some kind of cool audio editor.

No, that's Audacity.  Great program.  Though, Acid Reflux does sound similar to Avidemux, which is a cool video editing program.

Acid Reflux, meanwhile, is nowhere near as fun.  That's where certain things you eat make the acid in your stomach want to come up.  Not a great feeling.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: zebedeeboss on August 16, 2016, 12:44:49 am

Acid Reflux, meanwhile, is nowhere near as fun.  That's where certain things you eat make the acid in your stomach want to come up.  Not a great feeling.

Rather like the feeling I get when I try and digest anything from the Arch Forum  :P
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 16, 2016, 06:32:48 am
LOL :))
Title: Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
Post by: scifidude79 on August 16, 2016, 09:50:33 am
They have a forum?

(note:  EXTREME sarcasm)