And Now for Something Completely Different

Well it's a good thing that we here in the Linux community recently had a refreshing and refocusing break courtesy of and Karla Schroder, as it was back to hot coals once again last week.

Systemd's conjecture - which Linux Girl is beginning to think of as "The Blaze That's Not Been Name" - has spread even further, with your trusted reporter having been discharged to report, now the entire FOSS community Is expanded to include.

Accelerator at this time? "Quite a sick place" is how Red Hat engineer and Systemd developer Lennart Poettering described the open source community in a recent post on Google+.

Poetering wrote that not only is the community "full of [les * les]", but "I am probably one of his favorite goals more than most others." "I get hate mail for hacking on open source. People have started many 'petitions'. .... asking me to stop working. Recently, people hired Hitman for me Started collecting bitcoins for (it actually happened!). "

Smoke and flames can be seen from miles away. Emergency supplies have been requested. Meanwhile, the elderly and infants are encouraged to seek shelter elsewhere. For those who appreciate tequila, Linux Girl recommends Penguin Penguin, the seeded punch of the blogosphere.

'Who is leading the charge'

It was at Punch Penguin at the end of last week, in fact, that a twist finally arose, and Linux Girl captured it with enthusiasm - and with both hands.

"Best Distro 2014" is the title of the post that appeared in Linux Voice magazine, and is a juicy one.

"You can use the wrong Linux distribution," announced Linux Voice's Brave Voice. "Or to put it more diplomatically, you can't run the distro that's best suited for you."

Keeping this in mind, "we decided to look at the current state of play in the Linux distro world," he wrote. "We wanted to see which distros excel in certain key areas, in order to find out who is in charge in the mid-second half."

The rowdy Slashdot public picked up on the subject in no time, followed shortly by dialogue and debate in Blogobars and watering holes across the country.

'Great for use'

"For me it's a mix - Ubuntu and Fedora - because I work in two main areas: mentoring and training," offered Google+ blogger Rodolfo Saenz.

"Both distros serve my need, and they have two of the more commonly used package systems in the Linux world," Sainz said. "Also, the two distros are great to use, and for my students - they usually come from Windows - it's easy to customize."

The answer - Alessandro Ibersol, a Google+ blogger working on PCLinuxOS distribution - was not surprising at all.

'Fastest to fix shellshock'

"It must be PCLinuxOS," Ebersol said.

"The most solid Linux distro: check," he said. "Most DESs available: I make seven different PCLinuxOS versions, not counting Cinnamon, Windowmaker, and E-19."

Also, "the fastest distro to fix shellshock," Ebersole said. Specifically, "two days after the security hole was made public."

In short? "Call me biased, but PCLinuxOS is da bomb," he said.

'The one that do the job'
"The real point for me is diversity and choice," Google+ blogger Kevin O'Brien told the Linux girl.

"While some may have complaints about fragmentation, I love the idea that I can select a distro to fit my needs," O'Brien said, "if I have many different needs."

"Right now I have three different * nix systems on my home network — two of them Linux and one BSD," he said. "The best distro is the one that does the work you need to do."

'Philosophical question'

Likewise, "There is no better answer than any distro that works for you", there are more than two users and good information and forums online, "" suggested Google+ blogger Gonzalo Velasco C.

For fans of free and open source software, he said, "the current year has been one of philosophical inquiries about the future of GNU / Linux, freedom of choice and part of the 'market'," he reported. "So, the answers will reflect this."

Gonzalo Velasco c. Has been using four different distros in the past year, he told Linux Girl.

"I found some update glits in some, not in others" he said. "They all worked for me on more than one computer, and I can only vote for them all: PCLinuxOS, MiniNo, Xubuntu and SolydXK."

'2014 disappointed'

Last but not least, "I wish I could say that Debian GNU / Linux was the best distro of 2014 as usual, but I can't," blogger Robert Pogson lamented.

"I switched all my machines to Debian Testing / JC months ago, when the bug count was happening like a stone, and then they moved in with Systemed," he explained. "I have been updating dozens of packages every day since then and the bug count has gone sideways.

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