Since 21st July 2021 distrochooser.de links to version 5 instead of version 4. I decided to do a silent release instead of a release with a "large" (note the quotes) public announcement. Basically to not get a flood of bug reports at once...

Some numbers

Distrochooser 4 was set online at 21st october 2017. Within it's 1369 days of service it served approx. 677111 results. This means per day almost 500 test results where generated.

Overall: This was the longest time in service of any distrochooser versions, almost doubled the service time of version 2.

Just in comparison:

Version Tests Tests per day Lifespan
1 15000 ~ 48 308 days (14th june 2014 - 18th april 2015)
2 270120 ~ 370 726 days (18th april 2015 - 13th april 2017)
3 65945 ~345 191 days (13th april 2017 - 21st october 2017)
4 677111 ~494 1369 days (21st october 2017 - 21st july 2021)

Similar to previous switches, the old version remains online. Distrochooser 4 moved to https://oldv4.distrochooser.de, results generated from this version will be redirected onto this page.

Languages (update)

The distrochooser 5 version is available in following languages:

  • German
  • English
  • Italian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Vietnamese
  • French
  • Russian

Happy distro choosing, v5! 🥳


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