Choosing Linux distribution, which one and why, tips

Choosing Linux Distribution

Hello friends, today I am going to write little bit about choosing Linux distribution, for your needs. There are hundreds of distributions and most of them are useless for certain usages. I am willing to give you everyone a few tips about what distribution or distributions you should use, when, and why.

So stay with me and read till the end!
I’ve added links to every distribution, links go directly to the distributions website, on a new tab.

Choosing Linux distribution(s)

For Linux beginners

Linux Mint
If you are a Linux beginner or just want your operating system to be out of the box ready to use, or at least almost you should consider using one of the following operating systems. Linux Mint with Mate desktop is great for Windows users, because the default menu is almost the same as some Windows systems.

Also, Linux Mint is Number 1. at Distrowatch, at the time writing this post.

If you’re a Windows user, and never used Linux before, Linux Mint is the way to go.

Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu that strives to be a “modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.” Linux Mint provides full out-of-the-box multimedia support by including some proprietary software and comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications.

More at Wikipedia…

Ubuntu is also a great alternative to start with, I’ve personally used it for many years before I wanted to start making huge customizations to my distribution. Ubuntu has a store to download (or buy) some softwares like Apple and Android, and you can install almost every .deb package by double clicking it, the store will do the installation process for you, all you need to do is type your password.

For more experienced users, or those who seek adventures

The system where Ubuntu and Mint are based on, Debian is great system, yes I use it personally on my PC. You can install it with almost nothing in it, you can choose the desktop you like the most and customize it how you like. Also Debian is and has always been very stable distribution with huge repositories.

Arch Linux
Arch Linux says that it tries to keep it simple. You have to even do the installation process by commands and partition disks. Do not try this unless you’re really experienced with Linux. Some of my friends say that they need to pray every time they update the packages. Arch Linux is totally worth a try, never used it much personally, only tried.

Other needs

I could write thousands of words about these, but I’ll let you figure them out by yourself if you are really interested.

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Here are the distributions I would personally recommend, I know there is much more operating systems that you could use. Comment if you need help with any of these, I will do my best to help you!

Summary for choosing Linux distribution

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