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Experiences of a software consultant with various Linux distributions

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I like reading comments under the posts of my Linux blog. I decided to re-publish a comment by Balaji Neelakantan to the post "What would be my own ideal Linux distribution?" as a separate story.


I have read very positive comments about OpenSuse, Mageia, PCLinuxOS, but I have had problems with them in the past, which is why I had to erase them and re-install something else.

My journey to Linux started with RedHat 5, but I used it to just learn and get a feel of it. I have been using several distros on and off while I was a Windows user. In 2011, I ditched Windows completely and started using Linux as my developer OS for full time.

I am a software consultant with varying needs like Cisco Anyconnect, Citrix, Pidgin with Sipe plugin etc. Below are some of the experiences that I have had with various distributions.

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