Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

The Worst Linux Distro of 2007

Filed under
Linux

Another year has passed in the Open Source Community and there has been many Successes. The release of the great new looking Debian, the sold out release of the eeePC and everex, and a top 100 award for Ubuntu 7.04. However just like their competitors they have had some failures in 2007. In this review I shall pick my top 2 (out of the 23 tested) worst Linux Distros for 2007.

Runner Up: Fedora 7

The Fedora linux project’s main aim is to be at the rapid forefront of Open Source. However with the release of Fedora 7 in May 31 2007, and version 8 only 6 months and 7 days later was there a real need for Version 7? If you take a look at the Microsoft world, they took 6 years between OS’s, and Mac took 3 years. So how much can an OS grow in 7 months?

More Here




Update on the Kubuntu issue

Thanks srlinuxx for the post (you are fantastic), atang1 for the great comment, and all the commentators (people who left comments) and viewers on my site.

Just in regards to Kubuntu issue.
The constants are:
- the internet connection
- 3 different eeePC's
- and the Kubuntu for eeePC cd from November 2007 (as the review was for 07)

When you are on youtube! and don't stop or pause a flash video before changing the page (e.g. new site, back or forward) then the browser just locks up and you have kill it and reopen the whole browser. However if you have 1 paused youtube open in any tab, you wont have the issue.

However, when using the standard Xandros from AsusTek, it doesn't freeze up at all (no matter when you move away from the video).

Conclusion:
This issue seems to be Kubuntu based (even if it is ISP lag, the OS should handle it...just like Xandros can). So it's a shame with their very high standard that the Ubuntu/Kubuntu developers didn't pick it up before release.

Also, atang1 some good points raised in regards to development, so anyone interested don't forget to help out your distro in 2008.

Thanks all Smile

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Leaked videos, screenshots reveal an HTC One running Android Lollipop

No, you won’t get this gift in time for Christmas, but perhaps seeing an HTC One running Lollipop may make the wait slightly less painful. A batch of videos and screenshots show HTC’s flagship with the newest build of Android, though of course it’s merged with the Sense 6.0 user interface (the HTC One currently runs Sense 5.0). We got a small hint of how Lollipop looks on the One in November, but this leak lays out what the entire operating system makeover looks in clearer detail. Read more

The winning Linux kernel live patch: All of the above

Life's choices often amount to one of two options: Linux or Windows? Android or iOS? Kgraft or Kpatch? That last pair consists of the two major contenders for the technology Linux could use for live kernel patches. Now a winner is in, and it amounts to all of the above. According to a post on the official Linux kernel developer's mailing list, a kernel patching system that works with both Kgraft and Kpatch and uses "core functionality abstracted out of [those] already existing implementations" has been proposed as an addition to the Linux 3.20 kernel. Read more

UNIX Industry Banks on Linux Strategies

Struggling UNIX server makers are strengthening their Linux strategy in line with the open-source application environment. The move is aimed at maintaining remaining customers, since users are increasingly abandoning UNIX servers. However, it is receiving a lukewarm response from the market. According to industry sources on Dec. 22, server vendors such as IBM and HP are concentrating on the development of products so that the Linux operating system and related applications can be used as UNIX servers. Read more

Mageia Beta Delayed, Christmas Quiz, and 7 Best Alternatives

Today in Linux news the Mageia project announced another delay in version 5 Beta 2. The Linux Voice is running a Linux quiz for Christmas and Gary Newell offers up his list of the seven best alternative Linux distributions of the year. The Register says 2015 will be the year of Linux - on mobile. Three reviews need to be highlighted and, finally today, Matt Hartley says everyone should switch to Ubuntu MATE. Read more Also: Linux Bloat, Linux Lite, and Devuan Update