Top 10 Linux Distributions of 2008

According to Distrowatch's hits-per-day ranking system, the top 10 Linux distributions of 2008 thus far are:

1. Ubuntu
2. Mint
3. openSUSE
4. PCLinuxOS
5. Fedora
6. Mandriva
7. Debian
8. Dreamlinux
9. Sabayon
10. Damn Small

I'm more of an underdog fan myself so here's a list of the bottom 10 (of 100 featured in total):

100. DeLi
99. SaxenOS
98. Ark
97. AUSTRUMI
96. IPCop
95. Linux From Scratch
94. Pentoo
93. Ultima
92. GeeXboX
91. Gentoox

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Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.

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'Damn Small' links to freebsd

tarbrush's picture

uh, Damnsmall links to freebsd... afaik damn small linux has zero to do with freebsd

whats with damn small anyway? puppy linux 3 is the best minimal linux dist hands down, using it now.. full slackware 12 compatible 100 megs big, what more could you want?

you can get it here http://puppylinux.com/download/index.html

Debian is the best !

Caraibes's picture

I just wanted to say that Debian is the very best out there !

I use Testing on some boxes, and Stable on others ! Wonderful !!!

As of live-cd's, I always have DSL, Puppy, Ubuntu & Mandriva with me, plus the fantastic "SuperGrubDisk+Gparted+SystemRescueCD" !!!

Damn Small is Damn Cool

lapubell's picture

I love damn small. I used to use it a ton at my old job, they had a bunch of trashy old toughbooks and it worked great. I tried puppy back in 2.something and it wasn't as nice as I had hoped. I think it's cause I'm used to Debian based systems and can get pretty comfortable behind any debian system, after playing for a bit. Never tried 3 though so I can't compare the two.

oops -- fixed

carlie's picture

Sorry about that. Link fixed.

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