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Best Linux distributions for beginners

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Best Linux distributions for beginners

Which is the best Linux distribution? If you are just taking your first steps in Linux, you should continue reading this article and pick one of them.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu came into existence in 2004 by Canonical and quickly became popular. It is without a doubt one of the most popular Linux distributions. You can even find it pre-installed on many of the laptops available. The user interface is easy to use. If you are a user in the gaming sector, you can easily customize its appearance to suit your needs.

In any case, you can also choose to install a theme. You can read more about installing themes in Ubuntu to get started.

In addition to what it offers, you will find a huge online community of Ubuntu users. So if you run into any problem, head over to one of the forums for help.

Linux Mint Cinnamon

Linux Mint Cinnamon is another popular Linux distro among beginners. The default Cinnamon desktop looks like Windows XP, which is why many users chose it when Windows XP was discontinued. Not only that, Linux Mint also does some things better than Ubuntu.

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and therefore has all the applications available for Ubuntu. The simplicity and ease of use is the reason why it has become a popular choice for new Linux users.

Fedora

Fedora is a project which mainly focuses on free software and provides the latest version of the software. It does not create its own desktop environment but uses "upstream" software. By default, it has the GNOME3 desktop environment. It is less stable though it provides the latest softwares.