Linux Distribution info

Rick Moen rick at
Thu Jun 24 14:58:33 PDT 1999

Quoting Martin Hillyer (hillyer at

> Does anyone know a source for a comparison of different distros such
> as RedHat, Slackware, Debian, Suse, Mandrake, Stampede?

If you found one, how would you know you could trust it to be current, 
accurate, and reasonably unbiased?

The best way to arrivate at a comparison of the distributions is 
install a few and compare.  You might consider one of those jewel-case
CD-ROM collections of multiple distributions available from such
vendors as Infomagic.

More at:

> Failing that, any opinions that people have would be welcome (reasoned
> opinions, of course, I can come up with unreasoned ones for myself :)
> ).

Naturally, the unreasonable people will, being cooperative sorts,
disqualify themselves upon reading that request.

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