Linux distribution is simply implies the different versions of Linux we have. You can freely download and install those versions on your personal computer. You are also free to burn Linux software disc as well as distribute to friends and neighbours in your surroundings.
Who is Linux for?
Linux has made provision for those who are infantile when it comes to the use of the personal computer. If you also a hard core computer user the Linux operating system also has some provision for you. This is why many versions are very much available and within the reach of your fingers.
Available Versions of Linux
Like several other operating system software, Linux has several other versions. However, the difference between Linux and other operating systems is that while others may charge you high rates, Linux is free and more effective.
The following are the available versions or distributions of Linux which are the most popular:
Ubuntu Linux, Linux Mint, Arch Linux, Deepin, Fedora, Debian, openSUSE.
Note that each distribution has a variant take on the desktop. While some prefer the very modern user interfaces such as Ubuntu’s Unity, and Deepin’s Deepin Desktop etc.
For the satisfaction of your yearn for servers, you can look to:
- Red Hat Enterprise
- Ubuntu Server
- SUSE Enterprise Linux
Among the distributions above, some are free. The free ones are: Ubuntu Server, and CentOS while the ones that require payment include: Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Linux. Those to which prices are attached also involve support.
Which is the Right Distribution for you?
Are you a skilled user of computers?
Which do you prefer, a modern or standard desktop interface?
Would you prefer server to desktop or vice-versa?
Should your computer skill be moderately basic, you should prefer to use neophyte-friendly distributions like: Linux Mint, Ubuntu, or Deepin. If your skill in computer use is generally above average, distribution servers like Debian and Fedora could be the best choice for you. If however you are very much dexterous in using the system the recommended server for you is Gentoo.
It must be noted that the Ubuntu server cannot install a GUI interface. The implication of this is on two on two sides. First, you server will not be bogged down while loading graphics. Second you will have to be knowledgeable in using Linux command line. However, the GUI interface can be installed atop the Ubuntu Server. This can be achieved by using a single server like sudo.
If you are in need of server distribution that will give you what is out of the box, CentOS is there to offer you just as Debian or Ubunti Linux can help you to add pieces as you need them.