Nonsense without substance
Jan 16, 2013
3:21 PM EST
|First, his main point seems to be that having a choice of desktop is a problem, which I say is nonsense. Having a choice is one of Linux's great strengths. Then he claims distros that don't offer a choice are a problem and picks on Ubuntu. Thing is, Ubuntu does offer choices, just not all on one disc. Then he lists choices without explaining what they are. Then the article ends. Where's the beef? The cheese? The bread? There's nothing here.|
Jan 17, 2013
8:14 AM EST
|If you are new to Linux then it is worthwhile trying out different distributions and it is also worthwhile trying out different DEs with those distributions until you find one that you are happy with. If you have multiple machines then you might choose a different desktop for each machine because what suits a laptop might not suit a netbook.
However if you know from the start which desktop you want then it is nicer to download a smaller ISO which doesn't include all the DEs that you don't want.
I reckon if you are new to Linux the best thing you can do for yourself is to go to Distrowatch and download a load of live images (if you have a download limit, buy CDs from one of the many sites selling them). Also you could read the reviews of distributions that appear here from many sources but ultimately the choice of the best distro and desktop is down to each individual.
As you have said Caitlyn choice is a good thing. Having all of the choices bundled into one huge download probably isn't so good.
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