10 best Linux distros for 2010
Jul 21, 2010, 15:39 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Morrison)
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" This is why the answer to the question, of which distribution
is best for you, changes with the tides, and why we're keen to keep
on top of distribution developments. What follows is our
recommendations for this year, split by typical users. Try them
yourself. They're all free.
"1. The best distro for beginners: Ubuntu 10.04
"There can be few people who haven't heard of Ubuntu. It's a
word that's become synonymous with Linux, raising both praise and
chagrin from the Linux community in equal measure. But outside the
community squabbling, there's no doubt that this is a distribution
to be reckoned with. Especially if you're a beginner.
"Ubuntu is the antidote to a world of uncertainty. For the vast
majority of installations, it will just work. You won't have to
worry about hardware incompatibility, software installation and
configuration. Stick the disc in the drive, answer a few easy
questions, and you'll find yourself looking at the beautiful new
design of version 10.04, the so-called Lucid Lynx."