One of the pleasures of Linux is that you can try out different distributions to see which one works best for you. You like Ubuntu, but you want to fine tune the desktop engine? OK, try Kubuntu with its KDE desktop then. Some worthwhile distributions, however, don’t get as much attention as they deserve. So, here’s my list of five great distributions that you might want to try.
Before launching into my list, let me preface it by saying that this is a list of what I consider relatively easy to use desktop distributions. So, while Debian is a great distribution, I haven’t included it because to get the most out of it you should be an experienced Linux user. I also haven’t included special purpose distributions like my favorite system repair Linux, SystemRescueCD. It’s a great system repair operating system. Even if you don’t care for Linux and your job is bringing misbehaving PCs back into line you really should get a copy. It, however, isn’t a good, general purpose desktop.
So, without further adieu, here’s my list of the five best desktop Linuxes you may not have tried.