We all know about the many choices there are for linux distributions. I basically stick to 10 distro’s and sometimes take a look at some distro’s that just do a really good job. If someone comes up to me like a family member or a friend and tells me they’re interested (Okay yes, I’m lying. That never happens) I’m able to make the choice for them based on their needs. But for people who don’t have someone close to them who they can ask it can be pretty overwhelming. But now comes my idea. I was wondering whether it would be possible for DLN to create a website that people can visit where they can see the best current 5 distro’s for certain levels of proficiency (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced). I guess you could make some sort of board with people from DLN and some other respected members of the community that take part in BDL for example to create this list. You could evaluate it when needed if for example a distro dies or something better comes up. And this would only include desktop distro’s ofc. Not something like Tails, Kali or Raspbian. But you could also make a list for that if you wanted xD. At first I wanted to create this myself but my lists would be too subjective. And a list by more people would not. And my interests change too much so after a month I would probably ditch it already.
What do other people think of this? There’s not something like this at the moment and it would make it so much more structured because at the moment it’s kind of all over the place. Making a video about the top 5/10/15/20/25 distro’s can be useful but a website that can be updated when needed and people can look at all the time would be so valuable. And this is just my idea. At first I thought just one list with the top 5 overall and 20 extra that come close or just a list with 10 or 25 distro’s would be good but maybe with the levels of proficiency it’s better. But whatever, it basically comes down to there having to be a list created by a couple of well respected people in the community from different levels and wether it’s gonna be 5,10 or 25 distro’s doesn’t matter. Even though 25 should really be the max (there are not more than 25 good distro’s anyway so getting a list of 25 actual good distro’s is hard already. This post is way too long