IntroductionA few weeks ago I wrote a list of the 5 Linux distributions that I would recommend for the Everyday Linux User.
Within minutes of its release I was asked why various other distributions weren't considered for the list.
I therefore set a challenge asking people to submit their own lists with reasons as to why they would choose those distributions.
Here is an entry by David Bley who obliged my request. This in my opinion is the most well thought out and elaborated entry as yet so I thought I would share it with you first.
The Top 5 Linux Distributions
By David Bley
I don't fit your definition of an everyday linux user but I consider myself one. My favourite Windows OS was XP. I did not care for Windows 7 and did not like the gestapo tactics that MS used to roll out Windows 10.
I started in IBM PC's at dos 2.1, so the terminal works OK for me, but I have become more used to a GUI to do things and prefer it. I want the OS to fade into the background and let me run the software I need to perform the task.
Also, in the mid to late 80's I used an IBM AT (12MHz !) that had a UNIX co-processor board in it without a GUI, so I learned some basic UNIX commands for copying files, listing directories, etc.
SummaryDavid has come up with three Linux distributions: Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Damn Small Linux.
Ubuntu MATE would definitely be close to reaching my top five and I would recommend Lubuntu for low end computers and older netbooks.
Damn Small Linux might be a bit daunting for non-technical users and for something of that size it might be worth thinking about a Puppy Linux such as Simplicity.
Thanks for sharing David.
If you think you can do better read this article and submit your list.
I have received a number of good suggestions in my inbox and as well as posting more of your lists I will be reviewing the likes of Antergos and openSUSE Leap.
Thanks for reading.