Which distro of Linux should I try?
August 18, 2009 1:20 AM Subscribe
Which one of the multitude of Linux distros should someone who's never used Linux before give a go?
posted by n3rt to computers & internet (34 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I''m by no means a PC-phobe [or a Windows-phobe for that matter] but I've just done a couple of system backups and reinstalls of Vista, and am looking at my laptop [Acer Aspire 720Z with 2GB RAM, Intel Core-Duo] with a "hmm, what if eye, and wonder whether I should finally give a Linux distro a try.
My computing background was initially Amigas [hey, configuring Ami-TCP by hand was fun! To a certain extent... :) ] and I'm a graphic designer by profession. I already use a fair bit of Inkscape / GIMP so I'm not scared of new apps to replace anything, I'm just stumped at what to try from the various advice proffered by various techy-types here.
Any advice greatly appreciated - and play nicely! :) [Remembers the Amiga vs PC debate years ago...]