Good morning guyz n dollz
You might have noticed an absence of Linux related content in the blog lately. And I guess you know as good as me why that is: Consolidation. The whole Linux environment and infrastructure has become very mature, easy to use, mainstream-ish, even “professional” in the last couple years. The cream has risen to the top, weaklings have been sorted out and even total n00bs will find a good distro for their needs and support for installing and using it. I’d even go as far as stating that a Linux distro like Linux Mint is easier to get a grip on than Windows. Really. I mean it. If Windows wasn’t preinstalled on 99% of consumer machines it wouldn’t stand a chance in hell to even compete.
And the new Win11 … are they fukn serious?
Bearing that in mind let’s have a peek at today’s DistroWatch website and its (totally insignificant) chart of top hits:
On the left side you can see that the famous Ubuntu just came out with the new interim version 21.10 for all its official flavours. And you can also see that it didn’t even have any impact on the Top 20 of the chart. In fact the only official Ubuntu version in the Top 20 is vanilla Ubuntu on #6. All the other *buntus are ranging far below that position. So much for the world’s mostest famoustest Linux distribution. 😐
The Top 5 is very stable since quite a while. What we have there is one Debian fork, followed by two Arch forks and another two Ubuntu forks. Both of them far advanced over Ubuntu’s standard Gnome desktop. And all 5are very deserving of their places in the spotlight. Because they are truly good and showing their mothership distros how it’s done right. All 5 of them are easy to install and use by non-geeks! That’s what I meant with consolidation.
I’m sorry, geeks, you must be very brave now. Your favourite playground was paved and all the dangerous rides have been taken out and made toddler-frienly. But it’s more secure and accessible, for older kidz and grrlz, too. Look at Orca. She rides Manjaro! In high heels, wearing nothing but a bikini top and micro skirt. And still she feels, like, totally save and secure. ^.^ I hope you’ll feel and experience the same once you dropped Windows and switched to Linux.