Seaumas2 wrote:Since MInt does not come with xterm (and I don't know why)
Mint comes with a much more feature rich terminal emulator.
If you are into idol worship, no less that Richard Stallman likes it. Mint is a child of the Free Software Foundation which stallman created.
This is not correct. RMS and the FSF do not endorse Mint or Ubuntu. Check out FSF: "Explaining Why We Don't Endorse Other Systems" and FSF:"GNU/Linux Distros" for explanations on why the FSF and RMS do not endorse them.
Arch Linux is not like anything you have ever come across.
Arch takes it's inspiration from the BSDs.
For the highly adventurous there is an OS that is so new and odd that it will take time to know. Its called "Haiku" and its a live distro.
Haiku is a MIT licensed re-implementation of BeOS R5. BeOS was, and really still is, an amazing OS.
You know, many of didn't go to Linux because we got sick of Microsoft, but many did. We got into Linux because it was fresh, revolutionary, small and wiry and 'in your face'. and, of course, its free, but not as in "free beer".
Most servers in the world are now Ubuntu.
Surprisingly this isn't entirely false. Debian still has the top spot for marketshare, but Ubuntu is in second. Amazingly, Gentoo has been on an up swing since April '13. Who are these companies using Gentoo, and will they hire me?
Historical trends in the usage of Linux versions for websites
http://w3techs.com/technologies/history ... s/os-linux
Usage statistics and market share of Linux for websites
http://w3techs.com/technologies/details ... ux/all/all