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Best Linux Distribution

Updated on February 18, 2010

Which Is Best For You?

For those who are looking for the information about best linux distro, here's the keynote you have to remember. The best linux distribution is the one which best suits your need. You have select from the list of hundreds of available linux distros. You can have a look at all of them at Distrowatch.com.

Now a days, the popularity and availability of linux distros have to be taken into consideration if you really want to install one into your PC. I know you are all familiar with Ubuntu. It's is a great project whose manager is Mark Shuttleworth. The best thing about this one is that you can request a free live cd irrespective of the region. They will send it to you with in a moth. So a lot of users had already requested and tried this in their PC. With every release, the distro comes with a variety of improvements and bug fixes. For beginners, it's a good choice. But the problem is that you are not going to get the multimedia codecs along with this. You have to install it explicitly from net.

Linux Mint - This is my favorite linux distribution. Because, it is quite stable and comes with appealing looks and built-in multimedia codecs. It supports almost all video and audio formats without installing anything explicitly. It has also a built-in plug-in for enabling the 3D desktop effects and animations.

Debian - Here comes the most stable Linux distro. Ubuntu, Mint, etc. all belongs to debian falimy and there for you are using debian package management in these distros. That means the above listed ones are the derivatives of debian.

When I visited the Linux Forums for several days, I understood one more thing. Those who give priority to the appearance and user interface are going for Mandriva. It is yet another cool distro which comes with all the essential software packages already built into the system. The installation is pretty simple and beginners are voting for this distro.

There are a lot of other distributions like Fedora, Arch, etc. Some are meant for the expert users who can work with command lines. If you are a beginner, then you can go for any of the first 3 distributions that I have listed above.

It's easy to try out. There has always been a big misunderstanding regarding Linux that Linux is very hard to use and it's really meant for expert users. But if you try these, you would realize that how easy linux is.

I am using Linux since 2007 and it really works great for me as a general purpose system. You can install it in addition to your windows operating system. After becoming familiar with Linux tools, you can use it regularly.


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