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Find the best desktop Linux distributions for new users

I found this to be a very helpful article for new Linux users. DistroWatch has an amazing selection of Linux distributions, but it can be quite murky and confusing for Linux newbies. The Everyday Linux user article does a good job clarifying which distributions are well suited to desktop use for newer users.

I can’t help but be surprised that newer users are considering Arch for their desktop distribution. I had no idea that folks new to Linux would have even heard of Arch since it doesn’t get anywhere near the media coverage that Linux Mint or Ubuntu get regularly. But it is listed in DistroWatch’s top ten so perhaps it’s not surprising that new users are finding it.