"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
"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."