If your OS could: (1) format your terabyte-sized HDs and install in less than 7 minutes; (2) setup your /home folder on a separate partition or disk by choice at install; (3) boot to a working app in 22 seconds; (4) provide a stable desktop; (5) read your hardware; and (6) provide accurate power management, would you run it? Hell yeah I would! Then get sidux. The sidux installation is the best I’ve seen — easy, fast, and no surprises. That’s no exaggeration. sidux is built around stability and speed, has a friendly, expert community and is extremely well documented. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Geared for the Linux enthusiast, openSUSE starts with an implementation edge for its main desktop environments (KDE, Gnome) and then amplifies software choices via YaST, which is more than just a package manager, it is the single system control panel you really want for your system; everything from Network Devices to setting up your Bootloader is included in YaST. openSUSE also has an 8-month release cycle unless other distros’ 6-month cycle. This allows it to sync more efficiently with kernel updates. openSUSE offers a solid and stable OS choice for anyone, and though I’m no fan of Novell, I continue to be impressed with the work the openSUSE team and community offer year after year.
Fedora focuses on giving users access to the latest free and open source software in stable, manageable versions. New hardware support is consistently better than most other distros, and its installation provides broad software choices for everyone from programmers to newbies to hobbyists. Thus, some minor customization is required for each. When Fedora brings it all together, it’s really a joy to use because virtually everything is supported. Even though I’m a self-confessed distro-hopper, Fedora is the one distribution I have relied on year after year.
Linux Mint (F)
Linux Mint was originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, it has now developed into one of the most user-friendly distributions on the market — complete with a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, a web-based package installation interface, and a number of different editions. Perhaps most importantly, this is one project where the developers and users are in constant interaction, resulting in dramatic, user-driven improvements with every new release. If you’re just starting on Linux, Mint is tough to beat.
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