Reproduction from Distrowatch
on 2011-02-22 22:52:30 GMT from Sri Lanka)
I have to confess now I support Light Weight Distributions and PCLinux is my my favourite,
But I love its Gorilla (dearly) Edition PClinuxfullmonty too.
I use it (PCLinux) as a Gold standard (not bench mark) for 32 bit hardware and Texstar is about to release the 64 bit version but he is keeping it close to his heart.
Coming back to Sinhala Linux Debian is the winner by neck and half length (horse racing terminology). I downloaded all of the CD and DVD and had a trial run of them and they are pretty good and elegant especially the KDE.
Again I confess I am a KDE fan especially because of its looks and the K3B burner which does not harm the hardware. Before I started using it I used to lose a CD/DVD writers almost every two to three months.
Both PClinucx and SuSe are KDE based. Suse is damn slow like windows but PCLinux is pretty fast.
Unlike you guts I have about 8 distributions in my laptop and I use them in rotation to get best out of them.
I have Debian also and I will tell you now why I use Debian.
It is the only distribution which can cohabit with all the others distributions and arrange the partition table so nicely in the GRUB and boot all the others.
Unlike Windows and Ubuntu, Debian does not fear other distributions.
SuSe cannot read more than 15 partitions and in the beginning they used to have over 60 (I stand to correction) partitions. PClinux some time cannot read FAT partitions and its partition formats are limited.
So I install Debian one before the last distribution and to get a nice boot flash I use PCLinux the last.
Debian make it easy for the PCLinusx to read the partition table.
There are many other strong points about the Debian that is why we use it in the Server Level in the University.
Regarding the downloading of Hanthana Linux I just checked it a few minutes ago with only two seeders it takes 3 days plus.
Fedora 13 (the 6 CDs) version with many seeders it takes little over one day. I will download Hanthana Linux after the Cricket World Cup which is my preoccupation currently.
Following is a summary of download times for your perusal.
Last there (3 days)
1. Bodhi 3 hours
2. Kubuntu 7 hours
3. EB4 9 hours
4. Pinguy 4 and a half days
5. Monty 2 days
and fastest was ArtistX one day and probably Fedora 13 too (also little over one day (according to estimate).
These are facts and not gut feelings,
I am struggling with pixie which has taken one day but still not finished.