The Best Linux Distributions for Beginners – 2015

If you are thinking about switching to Linux or simply would like to try it but don’t know which distribution to use here is a small list of some of its most popular ones. As we all know (current Linux users) there are many different distributions that suit different purposes for its users and it can be overwhelming for someone that has little or no knowledge of Linux.
Which Linux distribution should I choose? Well the answer will really depend on what would you want to do with it and your personal preferences. For example if you are a laptop user you’ll probably will need something like Ubuntu for the simple fact that it offers a great balance and performance, and its interface is friendly and it looks extremely good on laptops.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu looks great

Ubuntu looks great!

Without a doubt Ubuntu has become one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, whether you would like to try it on a desktop or a laptop, Ubuntu works well on both. Its huge popularity gave a push to the widespread acceptance of Linux over the past few years. Ubuntu is a Debian-based distribution that redefined the meaning of “user-friendly” on Linux. It is is designed to work beautifully on the latest laptops, desktops and touch screen devices, it looks incredible on high resolution screens — and with touch screen enhancements and interface refinements including individual menu bars in each application window, it’s now even easier to use.

Latest Version – Ubuntu 15.04
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Open SUSE

OpenSuse 13.2Another good distribution for desktop users is Open SUSE. Open SUSE is one of the most mature and professional distribution out there today. It has installed for default the KDE desktop environment but you can also install multiple desktop environments such as; Gnome, LXDE, Mate and Enlightenment, among others using a great application called YAST.
YAST is one of the great features in this distribution. Its a great tool, imagine it to be as a “System Preferences” application for OS x, where you can control almost every aspect of the entire operating system

Latest Version – Open SUSE 13.2
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Linux Mint

Mint 17.2

Linux Mint is the most popular desktop Linux distribution and the 3rd most widely used home operating system behind Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS.
It is Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers. It has many great tools such as; system utilities (Update Manager, Mint Menu, Software Manager…), and comes in several flavors (KDE, XFCE, Mate).

Latest Version – Linux Mint 17.2
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Fedora

fedora22Fedora was created, almost, around the same time as Ubuntu, these days its one of the most popular distributions available. It comes in three main editions: Workstation, Server and Cloud, and there are various versions of Fedora which provide different desktop environments and software collections.

Latest Version – Fedora 22

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PC Linux OS

mate-2014
Pc Linux is tailored for beginners, using the latest KDE (version 3.2) well known for its improvements in speed and performance, This OS, certainly, takes advantage of this desktop environment, it utilizes it to its full potential in a very excellent way. KDE is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as e-mail, web browsing, file management, multimedia, and games. As with Linux Mint, the desktop will be familiar to most users with the panel, menu and icon layout.

Latest Version – PC Linux OS 2014.12.
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