Several weeks ago, I wrote on this blog about the Linux distros that people should try. I wasn’t far off on my assessment when I read this article by Digital Trends. As you can see, I stuck with the tried-and-true distros that are popular, as well as distros which represented the major Linux branches, and distros which people generally consider as very solid. As you can see, you can’t go wrong with Debian, Fedora, Centos, and Ubuntu. You throw in Mint, one the most popular distros nowadays, and you have a very good list.
Today the best ones are Debians, Ubuntus,, SUSE and Fedora (RPMs) Archs (Manjaro and Antergos) Gentoos, Slackware, Kaos, Chakra Linux From Scratch and some other I would have miss.
In a recent G+ survey at a spanish spoke G+ Linux community “usemos Linux” Debians, RPMs and Archs are used each group about 15% less than 5% others and about 50% Ubuntus, in others, with an international sample I did read archs went up to 25%.
So in fact there are One grandmother distro, Debian, one daughter and also mother of many Ubuntu, RPMs and Archs that together make 95% or even more of the desktop Linux users
I’m unfamiliar with Arch Linux. I should test it. Arch Linux seems to be gathering quite a bit of steam. This survey supports its popularity as well.