Are you a new user looking to get into Linux? If so you are going to have to pick a distribution. A distribution is an offset of Linux that has, or doesn’t have certain things. For example, there is arch which has almost nothing at a base install, While Ubuntu has a lot of software coming with it. In this blog, I will try to give some recommendations. These distributions will not only come with the majority of the software and drivers that you need, but they will allow you to install and use any
@onlooker
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I’m not so sure Manjaro should be on this list… This passage in particular gave me pause:

due to the bleeding edge aspect of arch you will always get the newest versions of software

Newest, sure, but also not as thoroughly tested. Arch breaks. Not a lot, but still more than, say, Debian or Fedora-based distros. Manjaro should be for intermediate users, imho.

Halce
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To be fair though, Debian is often ridicoulously outdated in terms of how many versions behind the current versions of software they ship, without updating for the longest time.

Tux
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“Arch breaks. Not a lot, but still more than, say, Debian or Fedora-based distros”, huh i thought it was the other way around and arch breaks less.

@ajz
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Manjaro Linux is different from Arch Linux. Manjaro is quite slow with updates, because they do test before releasing.

freelikegnu
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Xubuntu LTS is very user friendly and will feel familiar to those who have used Windows. The UI is simple yet flexible and having an Ubuntu base with official support and a large community is key to a successful experience.

@ajz
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Agreed. Xubuntu and Ubuntu MATE are my favorites to recommend to other beginning Linux users.

@uberstar
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Pop OS for sure

Helix
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Nice, another listicle with not much information in it. Doesn’t provide any more info than a random distrowatch entry…

@Baku
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I recommend MX Linux.

@linkert
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Are you the author of these articles? I’m thinking of this article and the one about DEs.

If you are, I might leave more constructive critique than my knees suggest I do.

IT农民
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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