My Top Five Favorite Distributions for 2010

Ms. Carla Schroder shared a list of her “bestest distros” recently, so I thought I might follow suit. She called hers “not-usual” and looking at her list, I’d say my choices are probably a little more usual. In any case, here are my top five favorite Linux distributions for 2010, in no real order.

1. MEPIS

SimplyMEPIS has always been one of my favorite distributions for several reasons. SimplyMEPIS was one of the first to understand that looks do matter and so does out of the box functionality. It includes proprietary drivers, codecs, and browser plugins that make using Linux enjoyable. It leans toward the conservative side concerning new version of its components, but that makes for an extremely stable operating system. In all its years I only ran into one release that gave me any trouble, and that was about three or four years ago – possibly when it went through its Ubuntu phase. It is truly one of the best.

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