1 May 2012

Top 5 Linux Platforms In The Market

The Access Company has developed various Linux application platforms in the market to go with its brands. These are generally the operating systems that aid in performing various jobs that suits the user. The following are the top 5 Linux Platforms in the market today.


Top of the rank in the Linux distribution is the Ubuntu Software. This can be used at home and at work places. It can be applicable to use in the server. It comes in three editions. These are the Ubuntu desktop, server and notebook editions. It has various applications in audio, video and texts. It has also the latest Ubuntu studio applications. Others are applications in mobile technology. When buying, choose the latest version in the market.


Another top 5 Linux Platforms is the Debian operating systems. It has various applications and is not accessible to ordinary users. It can however be compatible in your desktop machine and in your servers. It has over 29000 packages and can be installed easily. It is free to users and can be used in applications to play games, connect to the internet, various office works and printers. It can also be used in programming purposes. Multimedia applications are also available.


Red hat Linux is among the best software in the market today. It is among the cheapest and will save your company millions when you install in your computers. It is good for those people whose job involves critical work. This operating system has some features that are taken from well tested software called the Fedora. It is an open source program. The software uses an RPM package manager. It can be best suited to home use. For the new users then the software comes with a graphic installer called the Anaconda that helps in aiding the learners.


Fedora is also among the Linux platforms in the market that offers users new platforms to experiment on the latest technologies and packages. It works as the Ubuntu but is mainly applicable to the older personal computers. This is because it has limited requirements to the systems. It is an open free source software program. In addition you can use it with other 08 like the windows. It has good security features in the controls. Easy to download and install. It is one of the Red Hat Linux software.


Centos programmed software is also among the top five Linux platforms in the world. It is owned by the North American Enterprise. It is open source software and easily compatible in many machines. The advantages associated with it are that it has millions of users; it can be rebuilt easily to suit your needs. The main function of the centos software is the applications for the server and boasts of various versions that are currently in the market. It is also based on Red hat Linux technology.

The above are the top 5 Linux platforms that suits diverse needs for the users. Most of the platforms are free and can be downloaded from their websites. Easy installation and features makes them the most preferred in the market today.

This is a guest post written by Julieth, Chat Site Mezee is a platform to help people find new chat rooms around the world.
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  1. There are really only two platforms in that list.

    Ubuntu is based on Debian. CentOS is based on Red Hat. (Actually, they just recompile Red Hat source, so it s Red Hat with the trademarks and such removed.) Fedora is essentially a Red Hat project to try out new code for possible use in Red Hast Enterprise Edition.

    1. Perfect point: only 2 (TWO) platforms, really...

    2. This doesn't seem a sensible comparison IMHO. At Distrowatch, this very moment, the top 5 Linux distros are:

      1. Mint
      2. Ubuntu
      3. Fedora
      4. OpenSUSE
      5. Debian

      Mint is an Ubuntu re-spin, they tried to do Ubuntu better (IMO they did). Fedora is the open source Red Hat project. OpenSUSE is an independent distro, not a bad one either I might add.

      That's three distinct distros, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Opensuse. Going down the list, the next two are:

      6. Arch
      7. Mageia

      Arch is independent, and Mageia was forked from Madriva (another great distro) and is now independant.

      IMHO, the list should have been (by popularity order, not by my choice ;)

      1. Ubuntu
      2. Fedora
      3. OpenSUSE
      4. Arch
      5. Mageia

      That woud have been an objective presentation of distros based on popularity.

      Just my 2c!


  2. We are migrating to the Ubuntu platform. At present we have one Ubuntu server and three Suse servers.
    I like your article, informative and consise.

  3. I agree with JonC. There really are only two platforms on that list. Even if this were the "Top 2 Linux Platforms," there wouldn't be so much in the way of information for or against an individual platform with respect to the other.

    I'd be curious to know what kind of end-user you had in mind: developer, normal desktop/home user, sysadmin, etc. All the distributions you named are great, and everything you say is correct, but it's all a bit generalized. For instance, Ubuntu is good for beginning desktop users, but I wouldn't use it in a server. That said, it has been done with great success (e.g., Wikipedia runs all of its servers on Ubuntu).

    One small point of disagreement: I don't think of Fedora as particularly lightweight. I love it, and I used it from FC1 to Fedora 16 (and Red Hat 9 before that), but I've recently moved to another distro because my older hardware can't handle RPM + YUM or PulseAudio's memory-hungry nature. Moreover, the Fedora installer has refused to run on machines with <512MB of RAM for the past couple of years. That's embarrassing to me: there are Fedora spins that would run just fine on much less than 512MB.

    Thank you for sharing, DarkDuck.

  4. I'm curious as to why Debian is "not accessible to ordinary users"?

    Is it because the Debian installer actually asks questions that other distributions simply assume by default?

  5. Well as they say, each to his own, though one could hardly disagree with Dark Duck, I'd be remiss to not to mention one of my own favorites, openSUSE. And PCLOS is another..

    1. Mr.Green, this is guest post. My position is stated in byline. :-)

  6. I, like Curt, wonder about the statement that Debian "is not accessible to ordinary users".......could you please say more?

  7. I've posted something similar exactly five years ago.

    My Five Top Linux Distributions