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 many of them differ in install method, desktop environment, apps available and repositories used. 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. From there, there are many different desktop environments available. Some distros offer most DE’s, but others only use one in order to try and have a focus of design and usability. Lastly there are the apps available upon install and the apps available in the distributions repository. This can vary wildly from disto to disto, which makes choosing the one that suits the user's needs all that more important.
|62 Recommended Products||Recommendations||Based On||Default Desktop Environment||Release Schedule|
|#1 Debian GNU/Linux· · ·||103 | 24||NA||GNOME(Xfce on non-Linux Ports)||2 Years(Rolling release possible)|
|#2 Arch Linux· · ·||253 | 62||NA||NA||Rolling|
|#3 Linux Mint· · ·||149 | 37||Ubuntu LTS||Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, KDE||2 Year LTS / 6 Month Release|
|#4 Ubuntu· · ·||182 | 66||Debian||Unity(various editons with MATE, Xfce, LXDE and other)||2 Year LTS / 6 Month Releases|
|#5 Manjaro Linux· · ·||74 | 21||Arch||Xfce , KDE, GNOME, Budgie, Cinnamon, MATE||Rolling Release|
|#6 Elementary OS· · ·||215 | 58||Ubuntu||Pantheon||N/A|