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Important Linux Distros for Beginners in 2012

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 9:34 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This is a guest post from Brianne.

There is wide variety of Linux Distros in the market. Each one differs in size, design, support and layout, although the basic function is the same. Each distros offers several unique features apart from main features. There is a heavy competition among distributors to create and develop unique features. Each of these distros offers different types of support systems such as forums, live chat, and other means. That is why it is necessary to select the distributor based on your requirement.

Here is a list of Important Linux distributors for beginners in 2012.

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributors. They provide several unique features. Ubuntu environment is very easy to use even for beginners. It is also constantly updated to fix bugs and errors. Ubuntu is highly stable and also has higher threshold levels for problems. It is classic and also provides a stylish user interface. Ubuntu is an ideal choice for everyone including beginners due to its ease of use. It provides excellent hardware compatibility and can be installed in seconds. It also supports various applications available in the market.

Linux Mint 12
Linux Mint remains one of the most important and popular Linux distributors. The main feature of Linux Mint is that it comes packed with applications, which is handpicked by the developers. Moreover, Linux Mint also provides a user friendly interface. With Linux Mint you no longer need to troubleshoot your computer. Linux Mint provides everything that users require.

Debian 6.0.1
Debian is one of the mostly used Linux distributors. It is used even in supercomputers. People who have used Ubuntu feel comfortable with Debian because, Ubuntu was developed from Debian. Debian developers have launched several updates. Debian has a huge community for support. Debian is secure, bundling SELINUX, and also provides latest x servers and desktops. Debian has a new ability to run as live CD. Debian makes tasks easy for newbies.

CentOS 5.6
CentOS was launched by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and is known for its excellent reliability. CentOS can run almost anything with ease. CentOS has well equipped environment and a stable Linux ecosystem. CentOS offers huge community support. Its community is filled with developers who wish to help other users and troubleshoot problems. Thus CentOS is one of the best and the most important Linux OS for everyone.

Pinguy OS
Pinguy OS is based on Ubuntu. It comes pre-installed with loads and tons of applications. It is highly convenient because it supports all most all types of applications. Pinguy OS is not only for experts but its also suitable for newbies. You don’t need to spend countless hours to learn about it. Its interface is simple and easy to use and learn. Pinguy OS interface can be easily mastered by anyone.

Fedora 15
Fedora provides an uncompromising performance. It offers features similar to Ubuntu. Fedora provides a new approach, to the way it treats the software. Fedora delivers a beautiful desktop and tons of applications. Fedora comes with a new Gnome Environment. The environment offered by Fedora is completely customizable to your liking. Fedora is also highly stable and bug free.

There are a lot of Linux distributors in the market providing a wide variety of choices. Each one is unique from others and most of them are free. So feel free to try them and experiment them in your style and discover the one’s most suited for you.

About the author: Brianne is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on the Nokia 701attracted her attention. Currently she is busy in writing an article on the VW golf.