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Please work to update Supported systems turning it into an index to the Community/Distributions subpages, which should each be moved to a top level page. --FGrose 00:02, 27 June 2012 (EDT)

Would this work? Supported distributions --Inkyfingers 19:14, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
I'd rather stick with the titled concept, the shorter subset of supported systems/distributions, as opposed to a long list of unsupported ones. (A link to the DistroWatch list could be included for those curious about the scope of distributions and as part of a definition of what a distribution is.) --FGrose 19:38, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
Sure, it would be edited down to the correct number of distros (as an index, easily enlargeable), but is this what you mean by "top level page"? --Inkyfingers 19:45, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
Yes, for example, Community/Distributions/Ubuntu would be moved (using the wiki move page link) to Ubuntu, replacing the redirect that is there now. --FGrose 19:53, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
How do you feel about a "clean page start", a pure index of Supported distributions? --Inkyfingers 20:04, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
That sounds reasonable. Supported distributions can be an annotated index, useful for transclusion to other pages such as Downloads#Do you use GNU/Linux? and Sugar Creation Kit#Community Distributions A Complete Listing; Ways to run Sugar could hold the introductory sections; Updating Sugar could hold general guidance on that process. They can stand independently, or be composed by transclusion into Supported systems or Systems that run Sugar. All these pages should be targeted primarily for non-developers, but with guidance that serves as a primer for curious and developing minds. --FGrose 20:57, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
I have edited (working title) Supported distributions --Inkyfingers 04:20, 28 June 2012 (EDT)

The downside of distributions pages being top level pages is that they (and their child pages) cannot then be collected together automatically. I have added the Community/Distributions SubPage index to Supported systems, to demonstrate a different approach. If the distro-specific material currently in Supported systems could all be updated into correct distro page, would the resulting Supported systems page be useful? --Inkyfingers 22:29, 29 June 2012 (EDT)

Yes, temporarily; but please design Supported distributions to be transcluded in place of the sections mentioned above. Each supported distribution page can also be categorized as such and then collected in a Category page. The Special:PrefixIndex page is useful as an interim list, but suffers because it cannot be formatted, annotated, logo-ized, or reordered, such as by completeness and currency of Sugar support, like the proposed replacement. --FGrose 22:49, 29 June 2012 (EDT)
I have edited (working title) Supported distributions --Inkyfingers 06:32, 30 June 2012 (EDT)