Morning my friendly readers (all two of you),
remember how I was scourging Tom for making a best Linux distros list of the year 2018 already in February? Ya, that was something, right? Well, this time he approached his list already now, early January; not giving us the bestest distros for 2019 but looking back at 2018. Yeah! That’s how it’s done.
Lookywatchy his comprehensive video about all the distros he thoroughly tested, not in VM but on the metal, and for longer than five minutes. Should be good:
The distros he mentions in the video are …
Hm, yes, the usual suspects, the most talked about, the most scandalous, the bestest. Most of the candidates I had installed and even wrote about myself. But contrary to Tom I’m not a good christian person and lack the angelic patience and have a very low tolerance level for bullshit.
As most people I love seeing my own assesssment being confirmed by a professional and my thoughts about those distros are mostly congruent with Tom’s. What I can’t understand is his tolerance and patience for sub par distros. Anything I don’t like? Be gone, baibai. No second chances with Orca. We are on the best code, we have many desktops to cover all our needs, we are spoiled. So we can be very discrimatinating and make the hard decisions.
So, Elementary can be usable after you fiddle around with it like a real geek? Fedora became better during the year? Deepin disabled the spyware in their software store? Solus ran into trubbelz but sorted them out? Excuse me, but why should I care? Why should anyone care? Why would we install that shit a second time? Peepels, once again: The GNU/Linux realm is big, it’s yuuuge, it gives us choices for the most exclusive and elusive tastes, workflows and usage scenarios. And in this blog we care about ease of use, low maintenance, maximum freedom. We care about Linux for housewifes, kidz and the elderly. Why would we tolerate weaknesses? We don’t!
And that’s why my year’s best list contained two distros, and two only. And not even to choose from but for two different user types. Linux is easy, Linux is fun! Why make it complicated?
Now I’ve listened to Tom for 24 minutes, even twice in a row. Only to find out that I was right all along. Thank you Tom, you could have made it shorter, you know? For example like so:
Elementary OS: Crap. Don’t use.
Ubuntu Budgie: Nice and easy Ubuntu full of rainbows and unicorns … for little girls.
Linux Mint: Da Bomb! Highly recommended!
Fedora: Quality is something else. Stay away from this crap.
Solus: See Fedora.
Deepin: So, you stopped spying on me? Congratz. Now bugger off to China and don’t come back.
Manjaro: Great distro for great people!
LMDE: Mint on steroids, try it out!
And that wraps it up. You know what to do, what to think, how to be a real spoiled brat and unbelievably sexy and smart. Welcome. 😉