Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

The 2013 Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You

Filed under
Linux

Back in 2010 Linux.com published a list of the year's top Linux distributions, and the popularity of the topic made it an instant annual tradition. There have been several shifts and shakeups on the lists presented since then, of course, and -– as you'll soon see – this year's offering holds true to that pattern. In fact, I think it's safe to say that the past year has seen so much upheaval in the desktop world – particularly where desktop environments are concerned – that 2013's list could come as a surprise to some.

Best Desktop Distribution

There are so many excellent contenders for desktop Linux this year that it's become a more difficult choice than ever – and that's really saying something.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues

Valve's Pierre-Loup A. Griffais has begun publicly listing known issues with AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics support. Via this Steam Community discussion page, known issues with the AMD Linux graphics support as it pertains to SteamOS are listed. The page is to be updated as Valve discovers more issues. The issues listed right now include black/flickering screen when full-screen mode is enabled for certain games, lower performance compared to desktop distributions, and crackling sound over HDMI. Of course, already in the comments are many Linux gamers chiming in with their AMD Linux graphics troubles. Read more

Flowhub Kickstarter delivery

It is now a year since our NoFlo Development Environment Kickstarter got funded. Since then our team together with several open source contributors has been busy building the best possible user interface for Flow-Based Programming. When we set out on this crazy adventure, we still mostly had only NoFlo and JavaScript in mind. But there is nothing inherently language-specific in FBP or our UI, and so when people started making other runtimes compatible with the protocol we embraced the idea of full-stack flow-based programming. Read more

Windows vs Linux: Which OS is best for your business?

Choosing an operating system may seem simple but can result in restrictions on what applications you can run, and if not executed properly, can result in slow running services and websites which will not load. Read more

Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary

Digia has spun off a subsidiary called “The Qt Company” to unify Qt’s commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers. The Linux-oriented Qt cross-platform development framework has had a tumultuous career, having been passed around Scandinavia over the yearsfrom Trolltech to Nokia and then from Nokia to Digia. Yet, Qt keeps rolling along in both commercial and open source community versions, continually adding support for new platforms and technologies, and gaining extensive support from mobile developers. Read more