Searching for the best Linux distro (distribution)? This article will probably be most useful to those who don't know what /etc/fstab is used for. Here are our choices for the best Linux distributions for beginners. Must read for new Linux users. Question Notes: There are many different Linux distributions available on the internet that cater to many different user types. It can be difficult to choose one as. It uses the same installer as Fedora and so it is straight forward to install and there is a decent selection of applications. I have been playing with computers since the late '70's. I would recommend a distro with a proven track record for longevity and is still in active development. A brand new package manager that is fast, full-featured, and tailored specifically for Void Linux. I do want to check out gentoo when I have the time. But in no way is it functionally inferior to any other desktop environments. There are variations of Ubuntu which employ different environments such as Lubuntu, which uses the minimal LXDE desktop environment and a selection of fast, lightweight applications. I have been playing with computers since the late '70's. AntiX is a lightweight general purpose distribution based on Debian with the IceWM desktop environment. Tiny Core Linux is an extremely light, modular distribution noted specifically for its small size currently 15 MB. Optisch kann sich die Distro durchaus sehen lassen. Basically the Doom of open-source software, Linux started out exclusive to x86 PCs and has since made its way to everything from Android phones to servers and even to Chromebooks. It also adds custom desktop options and menus, several unique configuration tools and a web-based package installation interface. Many people are looking for something that is easy to install, so having a user interface that makes sense for the install method can be helpful but others may not mind installing through the command line. The only practical solution for me is to play it on my friend's PC which runs Windows 7. I am quite happy with my present set-up. TechRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Technology Explained This Is Why Your Phone Slows Down Over Time Joel Lee. An init system with the "do one thing and do it right" mentality.