The Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You
Feb 04, 2010, 10:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There are various approaches to answering this question. The
broad answer is: "any of them," but that's not very helpful if
you're just looking for a place to start.
"The problem is, there never can be one best Linux distribution
for everyone, because the needs of each user tend to be unique.
Telling someone who's looking for a good introductory distribution
to try Gentoo, for instance, would be a mistake because for all its
positive qualities, Gentoo is decidedly not a beginner's
"All too often, Linux aficionados will tend to list the
distributions they like as the best, which is fair, but if they are
not aware of their audience, they could suggest something that does
not meet that person's needs. Finding a good Linux distribution is
like finding a good match in an online dating service: good looks
aren't the only quality upon which to judge a Linux distro.
"To help users discover the Linux distribution that's best for
them, this resource will definitively list the best candidates for
the various types of Linux users to try. The use-case categories