Community Call for Help: Operating System Category Housekeeping

Posted by avatardialupinternetuser last updated July 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm

So after discussion between, me (duiu/dialupinternetuser/dialup), Erik, and Omar, we decided to clean up the Operating System category and fix up the competitors and related products. You can see much of this discussion here. We decided on a 3-tier system for Windows and Linux. Each tier competes with products in that tier. The tiers are:

Core of Operating System -> Generic Report about Distro/Generation -> Specific OS


Linux -> Ubuntu -> Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"

Microsoft Windows -> Microsoft Windows XP -> Microsoft Windows XP Professional

As you can see, Hardy Heron would compete with XP Pro, WinXP competes with Ubuntu, and Windows competes with Linux. Apple has a two tier system.

OS-X -> OS X (Insert Animal Here)

We're not sure where Apple's operating systems will fit in. I've been working on these myself, but it's a very large task and it'd be nice if someone could give me a hand. Here is what is done, partially/not-sure-if done, and not done.


  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Windows Server 2K3
  • Windows XP Media Center
  • Windows XP Home
  • Linux
  • Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"
  • Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"
  • Debian 4.0 "Etch"
  • OS X Leopard

Partially or Not-Sure-If Done

  • Microsoft Windows
  • OS X (Generic)
  • Debian GNU/Linux
  • All the Vista's
  • Red Hat
  • Fedora
  • OpenSuSE

Not Done

  • Debian 4.0 "Etch"
  • Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"
  • Gentoo
  • Gentoo Releases
  • Slackware
  • Slackware Releases
  • Red Hat releases
  • SuSE Releases
  • XP Pro
  • XP Home

Any help would be greatly appreciated. As I (and hopefully YOU) finish product's, post them in this thread and I'll edit my post to show that they've been completed/started.