" Which Linux Distribution should I use ? " This is the first real choice every new Linux user is confronted to, but this is also a question experienced users will ask themself when learning about that brand new Linux distribution everyone is suddendly talking about. So lets review here 5 of the most popular Linux distributions.
This is not a surprise, Ubuntu is still the most popular Linux distribution, and the most recommended to new Linux adopters. Being user-friendly and providing an easy to use installer, Ubuntu is without any doubt the perfect distribution to begin with.
One point worth mentioning is that Canonical recently opened the Ubuntu Software Centre
which offers an easy to way to discover ( and install ) Linux software,
and may incite more software companies to port their products to Linux.
Being based on Ubuntu, Linux Mint offers the same advantages, but a more
traditional Gnome environment wich many people tend to prefer to Unity.
Saw as an "enhanced" version of Ubuntu, Linux Mint does not only look really nice,
but also provides additional software, as well as some nice configuring tools
that deserve to be mentioned for their ease of use.
Download Linux Mint
You simply cant go wrong with Fedora
( or Red Hat Enterprise Linux for a more server oriented usage ).
The quality of Red Hat Linux distributions, and a great looking desktop.
Perhaps a little less user-friendly than the two previous Debian
based Linux distributions mentioned above.
Download Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Open Suse comes with an easy to use installer,
and a well-know package manager (YaST)
simplifying considerably the process of installing software.
Arch Linux is a Linux distribution targeting experienced users. This
is one of the best distribution for who want to build his very own
Linux box. Only a few software are installed by default, allowing users
to install, customize, configure the software they really want.
Download Arch Linux
And this is the magic of Linux : deciding to select the 5 best Linux distro
and ending with 6.
Well, we had to mention Backtrack here.
A security testing Linux distribution.