Linux is becoming more popular every year. Originally a haven for tech geeks and computer programmers, Linux is now becoming accessible for average Joe and Jane computer users.
That’s right: even if you don’t know a single programming command, you can unlock the free functionality and lightweight performance of Linux. Sounds great, right?
Well, before you start using Linux, you’ll first need to choose a ‘distro’, which is basically an operating system based on Linux. Some distros are designed to function like Windows, while others branch off and do something completely different.
One of the world’s top Linux websites, LinuxQuestion.org, recently polled its members and asked what the world’s best Linux distro was. The results are below:
1) Slackware Linux (20.6% of the votes)
2) Ubuntu (17.0%)
3) Linux Mint (16.2%)
4) Debian (12.6%)
Honorable mention goes to Raspberry Pi
981 votes in total were collected, so it’s a relatively small sample size. But since the sample comes from users of one of the most Linux-savvy websites on the internet, you can rest assured that most of the respondents know what they’re talking about.
Really, you can’t go wrong with any of the distros listed above. Each one provides superior functionality and performance all for the low price of free. There has never been a better time to download Linux than today.