GNU/Linux Distro List

This list is obsolete & may not be updated since I can't test any PC OS at the moment.

- Introduction -
- Arch-based -
Arch Artix
EndeavourOS
Manjaro
- Debian / Ubuntu-based -
Mint
Ubuntu
Zorin
- RedHat-based -
Fedora

Introduction

Just a short & narrow list of the distros I've tried for a bit. It is incomplete on purpose since there's many distros out there.

For an even more complete distro list, I recommend looking up DistroWatch. However, do keep in mind that distros don't matter that much.

ELDRITCHDATA also has a one of these, you can look it up here : Link

TL:DR for recommendations :

Arch-based

Generally, Arch-based distros are my recommended choice, only because I'm more comfortable with them.

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Arch

Recommended for advanced users only.

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Artix

Basically Arch without SystemD.

Recommended for either beginners (prebuilt DE) and/or advanced users (base) who'd like to use an Arch-based distro, but refuse systemD.

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EndeavourOS

A "terminal-centric" distro aimed at distrohoppers.

Less recommended for beginners over Manjaro.

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Manjaro

Straight up Arch, but also catering itself to beginners by including a graphical environment.

If I do have to say any "firsts" for any Arch-based distro, then Manjaro is my first foray into Arch-based distros.

Generally recommended for Linux beginners.

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Debian / Ubuntu-based

While there are Debian-based distros, some of these distros would base themselves on Ubuntu due to its popularity. Ubuntu-based distros will be marked as such.

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Mint (Debian / Ubuntu)

For historical reference, Mint is the first distro I've ever used.

I'd recommend this over Ubuntu for Linux beginners who'd like to use Ubuntu / Debian distros.

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Ubuntu

The GNU/Linux distro normies might ever heard.

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Zorin (Ubuntu)

A distro that claims to be an alternative to Windows & macOS.

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RedHat-based

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Fedora

This distro can also be called "Red Hat Active Beta".

Recommended for new users and / or those looking for a more business-oriented distro while also enjoying the (somewhat) bleeding edge.

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