Monday, July 6, 2009
Which distribution do I download?
Some distributions of GNU/Linux are geared towards netbooks, gadgets or powerful computers. If you are running certain hardware try a distro that is compatible with it. A netbook will probably need a lightweight Linux distribution while a powerful desktop computer can utilize the more bloated versions of GNU/Linux. If you want to know which distributions are currently popular or just want a good list of all the available ones then go to distrowatch.com. The website has links to a lot of different flavours of GNU/Linux. Some people usually try out several different Linux distros before they settle on a particular one.
After trying out different distros and doing thorough research you will find out which GNU/Linux is right for you. Sometimes, it is just personal preference which one you will enjoy using the most. The good thing about GNU/Linux is that you have a lot of choice and there is bound to be one distro that fits particularly well for you.
Posted by Tuxxie at 12:25 PM