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Best Linux distros for power users, gamers, newbies and more

May 11, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"Before you embark on a distro adventure, it's worth giving some thought to the kind of Linux user you are.

"The answer isn't as obvious as you might think, and which distribution you do choose will have an effect on that distribution's future, and indirectly, that of Linux.

"You might have a preference for open source-only distributions, for example, or you may prefer proprietary drivers and codecs to be pre-installed. If you're choosing a Linux distribution for another person, or for a group of people, that decision is going to be even more important.

"A typical group of office workers are unlikely to have used Linux before, and your choice is going to affect their perception of the operating system. Those first impressions count."

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