The Linux OS has come a long way during the past decade. Several famous distributions have died, and some of the newcomers are now thriving. Read on to find out what are the best destroyers in 2016.
SUSE, the makers of openSUSE, have released their first distribution only 12 months after Linux was invented. This explains their distro’s popularity and success. SUSE has lost some of its appeal in the last one is you few years, but now, with the release of Tumbleweed, the company has made an impressive comeback.
The built-in YaST control center provides quick access to everything you need using a simple, easy to use interface.
Most people, many of them Windows users, have tried Ubuntu at least once in their lives. And it’s not a surprise that they’ve done it, because this distro is very easy to install and use. In addition to this, Ubuntu runs fine on low-end hardware, so it is perfect for that ancient laptop that you were planning to throw away.
There are many desktop environments for Ubuntu: Gnome, Xubuntu and Kubuntu are only a few of the most famous flavors.
Did you know that Mac OS X is a Linux based system? If you’re looking for a similar experience, but you don’t want to be locked into Apple’s operating system, Linux Mint Cinnamon may be your best bet.
This distro has all the bells and whistles that Mac users have become accustomed to, and its stability has significantly increased during the last few years.
This Linux distribution is easily the best solution for people who want to run their own servers, but don’t want to pay a lot of money for server software. Tech support is top-notch, so you will definitely find help if you run into trouble.
Arch Linux excels in many areas, but it’s not a distro for the faint of heart. If you go this route, you will have to install all the packages on your own. This goes without saying that you are also going to learn a lot about Linux while doing it, though.
Arch is a highly customizable distro. You get the bare metal structure, and then you build everything you need above it. It’s also updated regularly, and users can choose to run stable updates or better updates, in case that they want to have access to new features as quickly as they are released.
Since Android devices are here to stay, people have also created the Arch Linux ARM distribution. As you can guess, this distribution is aimed at ARM processors and runs fine on Chromebooks, Android devices, Raspberry Pi and so on.