Over the years, I’ve tried a number of great Linux distributions. The distros that had the greatest impact with me personally were those that maintained a strong community. But there’s more to a popular distribution than a strong community. Popular Linux distributions tend to appeal to newcomers, often due to features that make using the distro easier. There are obviously exceptions to this, but generally speaking it is true.
One distribution that comes to mind is Ubuntu. Built from a solid Debian base, Ubuntu has not only become an incredibly popular Linux distro, it’s also made countless other distributions such as Linux Mint a reality. In this article, I’ll explore why I believe Ubuntu wins the Linux distribution wars and how it’s influenced Linux on the desktop as a whole. (Read the rest)