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I've been working with Linux professionally for almost a decade now and think I've kept pretty much on top of the interesting distributions out there. I haven't even heard of less more than a percent of the names you mention

Well. I guess you aren't the expert that you think you are. Every single one of those is a freely available, downloadable, current, *nix-like distribution. If you do not believe me, then go to google and type in "Linux XXXX download" and follow the links.

The fact that you, a self-proclaimed expert haven't heard of them doesn't mean they don't exist, or that they aren't worthy of consideration. And petty distinctions that half a dozen of the aren't "linux" distributions doesn't dilute the point at all.

Maybe you should have tried.

If I had tried, that list would have been two or three times longer. Most of those distribution are available in LiveCD, "normal", "enterprise" and any number of other variants.

If "nanny" wants to decide which Linux distribution she wants to use she's got about a half-dozen good candidates to choose from

Fine. Your 3 part challenge, should you choose to accept it (which I know full well you won't), is:

  1. Go through that list above, and justify why each is not worthy of consideration until you arrive at your mythical "half-dozen" remaining.
  2. Construct the decision tree that "nanny" should use to chose between that half-dozen.
  3. And now the toughy: Get 10 acknowledged *nix experts to agree with your choices.

I eagerly await the results of your research and expertise should you choose to accept this challenge.

But either way, before you respond, please try to raise the Level of Disagreement above say, DH4, because, as my tagline notes; In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

Update: In other words: You dismiss the 99% (along with all their hardworking, selfless OSS developers and user base) that you haven't heard of, in favour of the 1% you have heard of, on the basis of what criteria?

Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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