I recently talked about why migrate to Linux. There are many distros out there, and choosing the right one can be difficult. Here are some advice that will help you get started if you choose to go that route.

First, don’t be intimidated by all the distros. Linux as a whole is a set of components plugged together. Linux distros are essentially configuration presets. You can make any distro look like any other distro by changing its components and configuration.

That being said, there are two major branches of Linux distros: Ubuntu-based and Arch-based. The difference is that Ubuntu has a static update cycle, meaning less frequent and more stable updates, whereas Arch has a rolling update cycle, meaning continual daily updates and less stability.

Power-users often preach Arch distros like a religion. What you need to know is that Arch-based systems can break down 4 times per year and require manual intervention to fix. You often can find the solutions with a quick search online and type the commands in the shell. If you’re not comfortable with that, then perhaps Ubuntu-based is best for you. One power-user had installed Garuda (Arch-based) on his wife’s laptop and recommended me NOT to do that.

Here’s a review of Windows 11 from the perspective of a Linux user.

The most popular Ubuntu-based distros are Ubuntu, Pop! OS and Linux Mint, whereas the most popular Arch-based distro is Manjaro. After doing plenty of research, there are newer fast-running contestants in the horizon that have my personal …Read More

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,