In fact, with hundreds of Linux distros, or distributions, to choose from, there’s bound to be something out there that appeals to you. See, Linux is just the heart, the kernel, of any Linux-based system. It’s the distribution that determines the rest – the user interface design, the installation process and application support are all up to the creator of the distro.
Because Linux is all about a personalized, and not to mention private, computing experience, you don’t have to worry about handing over data to corporations or automatic, unsolicited software updates. Plus, thanks to initiatives like Chrome OS, Linux is more accessible than it’s ever been before.
The only problem is, there is such a wide array of Linux variations that the decision itself might be enough to send you in Microsoft’s direction. Thankfully, we’ve put together this quintessential guide to all of the best Linux distros that both enthusiasts and newbies alike should take into consideration.
Each of these picks can be customized, but the easiest route to Linux bliss is to find a distro that already suits how you’re going to use Linux day-to-day. There are plenty of flavors to choose from. So, are you more Arch, or Ubuntu or something else entirely?
As always, if you have a suggestion of your own, let us know in the comments below.