HomeDistro (www.homedistro.com) has announce the top 10 list for the best Linux distributions for the home user. The purpose of HomeDistro is to put more focus using Linux on home computers. The home PC makes up over 70% of the desktop market and should not be ignored by developers and remaster geeks. The HomeDistro site reviews Linux distributions and ranks them for home PC use. This would include Notebook computers too.
There are some surprises on this years top 10 linux list. The top Linux distributions are ranked by the best combinations of reliability, simplicity, features, and speed. This is the first year we have “speed” as a major factor in the rankings. There are still millions of computers still in use that were sold when the economy was booming. Many of the recent major Linux distros with the KDE and Gnome desktop environments are sluggish on Pentium III and Pentium IV Celeron class computers from years ago.
The real surprise on this years list is ArchISO. Arch linux has always been a difficult distribution to install and configure. ArchISO makes Arch Linux a very user friendly distribution. The top distros on this years list are: Vector Standard, Linux Mint Xfce Community Edition, ArchISO Live CD, CrunchBang, DreamLinux, PCLinuxOS LXDE Edition, Zenwalk, PC/OS Linux, Salix OS (Bansai Linux), and SimplyMepis 8.0. You may have noticed that three of the distributions are based on Ubuntu, and three are based on Slackware Linux. Of course Ubuntu is based on Debian.
To see all the mini reviews, visit www.homedistro.com