Users who choose Linux as their OS (not the ‘invisible’ embedded Linux based devices) must be a savvy group. Lets face it, setting up Linux and maintaining it requires more brain power or good search ability to solve its occasional nastiness. Just yesterday while updating Ubuntu on someones laptop it died and said I had to run some arcane shell command, which proceeded to install what seemed like petabytes of stuff, but still later the update app still wanted to update yet more. Jeepers!
Anyway, LinuxQuestions.org site had a poll and came up with an excellent list of stuff you can run to create your dream workstation. It beats searching forums and parsing endless quibbles about which widget is better then another.
At Jeremy’s blog there is a summary list: 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners « Jeremy’s Blog.
It’s good to see that I already used some of the items on the list.