10 Best Linux Distros for 2011
Introduction Note: Our 10 best Linux distros round-up has been fully updated. This feature was first published in May 2012. Choice and flexibility are the hallmarks of a Linux distribution, and by extension the Linux ecosystem. With the proprietary Windows and OS X, you're stuck with the system as designed and can't make changes no matter how unpleasant you may find the experience. Each distro has the Linux kernel at its core, but builds on top of that with its own selection of other components, depending on the target audience of the distro. Largely speaking, Linux distros can be grouped into seemingly endless categories such as the default graphical environment, the underlying package management system, single developer distros or distros backed by large billion dollar enterprises, and so on. How to get to grips with your Raspberry Pi's command line interface In this feature we're focusing primarily on the desktop. 1. Ubuntu has one of the easiest installation mechanisms. Rating: 9/10 2.