Originally Posted by Eljo
I ask myself, best in what way. I mean Ubuntu on top? What is the definition of best distro and what does it have to do to get there? Just a lot of users and commercial good implemented is not always good.
I think Slackware and Ubuntu are the best, for two very different reasons.
Slackware is raw Linux. Vanilla Linux. That's why it's good.
Ubuntu is good because it's simple and easy to use, with some top-notch auto-configuration.
Honorable Mention is Arch Linux.
Made with the idea to be technically easy, and very customizable.
In reality, there is no best Linux distro. Some have what others don't and vice versa.