Top 5 Best Linux OS Distributions

Here is a list of the top 5 best linux OS according to user reviews on geek stuff.

Number 1 on the list is Ubuntu. was not a surprise to see it as top of the list. First linux OS I tested was Ubuntu because of the positive reviews from the users.more about Ubuntu.


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

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Number two on the list is 

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.,

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Read more about Debian Distribution at wikipedia.
At the 3rd spot is 


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.

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Read more about Fedora Distribution at wikipedia.
4th spot goes to

If your organization does not want to spend money on purchasing Red Hat support, but still want all the benefits of the red-hat distribution, this is obviously the best choice, as this is totally based on the red-hat enterprise Linux.

As you can imagine the Nort American Enterprise Linux vendor mentioned in the quote below is Red Hat.
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.

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Read more about CentOS Distribution at wikipedia

the last spot goes to 
On a side note, one of the reason I like Red Hat Linux for mission critical production application is that Red Hat tends to take some of the new features from Fedora, which is well tested by the community.

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Read more about Red Hat Distribution at wikipedia


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