Best Linux Distro: Linux Experts Rate Distros

What is the best Linux distro? Datamation asked two leading Linux experts, and they both explained their top choices. This first page is Matt Hartley’s picks. The next page you’ll see Bruce Byfield’s list of best Linux distros. Agree, disagree? List your top Linux Distros in the Comments section below.

Best Linux Disto: Matt Hartley’s picks

It’s been said that the single biggest challenge Linux presents to the newcomer isn’t the new operating system, rather it’s the flood of random choices to be made. There’s desktop environments, the distro base, package management, you get the general idea.

This article will serve as a guide for those looking to come to their own conclusion, by trying some of my best Linux distro recommendations. Keep in mind, the best Linux distro for one person might not be a match for you. So keep an open mind as we go through each option below. (Read the rest)