Top 15 Linux distributions in 2015

He stopped Linux, an operating system for “freak” long ago. While the command line remains indispensable, all major Linux distributions offer a complete graphical interface, called the desktop environment (DE), which works like any other OS.

If you have decided to change Linux in 2015, or just want to give it a twist, here are the top 15 Linux distributions to choose from.

1. Ubuntuimages (2)

Ubuntu is a Debian-based distribution, which means “easy to use” to redefine Linux, and contributed to its immense popularity, the widespread acceptance of Linux in recent years. Ubuntu comes in many flavors – each may want to install, but also has its own desktop shell called Unity. Two new versions of Ubuntu are expected in 2015, and one of them (controversial) new screen server named Mir, which could bring now supposedly replace outdated X Window System. February 2015 saw the announcement of the first smartphone with the release of Ubuntu Mobile ubuntu touch, so much to expect from Ubuntu.

Suitable for beginners and users who change OS X and Windows

2. Linux Mint

imagesLinux Mint has steadily increased in popularity because it came as a spin-off of Ubuntu offers multimedia codecs out of the box. Today she has her own desktop environment – cinnamon, practical system utilities (Update Manager menu mint, Software Manager, …), and comes in different flavors (KDE, XFCE, PAL). Current stable version is 1.17 (Rebecca), which is an LTS version, which is supported by the year 2019, there is also a Debian-based semi-rolling version, which comes in versions Cinnamon and Mate. Linux Mint has many standard applications (LibreOffice, Firefox, Pidgin, GIMP …) is very flexible and fully compatible with Ubuntu repositories, and works well even on older computers.

Ideal for: for the first time Linux users and anyone with a system will work out of the box

3. openSUSE images (1)

openSUSE is the most popular Linux distribution between commercial and private users alike famous. It is based on the management system and the RPM packages as the main KDE desktop environment GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, PAL and other features of the system, however. In addition to the stable release, openSUSE also has a taxi clearance (Tumbleweed) for those who want the latest software. It offers a complete system management solution called YaST and comes with plenty of pre-launch installed applications.

Ideal for: Users who want a stable and reliable system with great support

4. Debian images (3)

Debian is that it is one of the oldest and supported distributions. Technically, the (grand) father of several other distributions here. It is aimed at stability, so that new versions are not common, but when they do, they have been tested (and after the Toy Story with the name!). Debian provides an incredible amount of packages – more than 37,000 – basically almost all the software for Linux is a Debian package. You can directly Debian testing, and choose from minimal to complete the installation. There is a graphical installer that guides you through the process, and you can install any of you want, because they are all compatible.

Ideal for: server, users who receive a stable and secure system, and those who do not want to update their applications regularly

5. Mageia images (5)

Mageia is a Mandriva Linux distribution of its former employees founded in 2010 using the management system RPM packages and offers many desktop environments: KDE, GNOME, LXDE, XFCE Mate, cinnamon and RazorQt can install all either from the DVD or Mageia from the repositories. Current stable release is Mageia 4 launched last year, and a new version this year, which will bring many improvements and planned Btfrs standard file system. Mageia provides useful tools for system configuration and customization, and is a good option if you want to start distributions based on Ubuntu and want to try something different.

Ideal for: Users who want a new Linux distribution that is easy to use and is compatible with many ED attempt

6. PC Linux OS images (4)

PCLOS OS or Linux PC for short, has the reputation of a simple distribution that many hardware is supported out of the box, including some old equipment. Full Monty named LXDE and Mate, the standard desktop KDE, and a special edition, a customized KDE major problem with many integrated and separate for different activities (writing, music, Internet desktop applications – Comes in two light flavors …). PCLOS uses the RPM packaging system and has to keep its own repository with many applications than satisfied. It is a part of the publication, so you can expect regular updates and new versions of the software.

Suitable for beginners who want to, users do not spend too much time configuring your system to the latest software

7. Netrunner netrumer

Netrunner a Linux distribution created in 2010, which comes in two versions: standard (based on Ubuntu) and functions (based on manjaro linux). It focuses installed on providing the best experience of KDE and comes with many useful applications (Firefox, Skype, Steam, Gimp, …), including native KDE applications like Dolphin (File Manager), Calligra ( office suite) and Kate (word processor). Netrunner offers nice desktop themes, dialogue, simplified system configuration and stationery for optimal low-end machines. Current version LTS (Long Term Support) is 14.1, and expect the development of two new versions (15 and 16) this year.

Ideal for: Users who just want a simple and beautiful KDE distribution

8. Lxle Linux lxle

Lxle Linux is a new player in the Linux distribution scene, but is already reaping praise and satisfied users. It is a light-weight distribution based on Ubuntu with LXDE as the main (and only) desktop environment. The goal is Lxle Linux is a smooth transition for customers switching OS X or Windows, allowing multiple desktop layouts that “mimic” the actions of other operating systems. This makes it easier for the user to fit the new operating system. Word processors, email clients and instant messaging to multimedia tools, file viewer and system utilities: Lxle Linux is compatible with all the applications you need, including myself. But none of this has slowly Lxle Linux – optimized for old computers and comes in two versions 32 and 64 bits.

Ideal for: Users switch between OS X and Windows, and those who want to relive their old PCs

9. Bodhi Linux bohdi linux

Bodhi Linux is all about minimalism and anti-swelling – which just a few simple applications as standard, and allows users to choose what they want to install the AppCenter. Bodhi uses a lightweight desktop environment that has not been seen in many other distributions. It’s called enlightenment, and is very fast and adaptable. The latest stable release of Bodhi (3.0) was released on February 17, and as each stable Ubuntu LTS Bodhi is based is based on, is based on the year 2019.

Ideal for: old computers, users who just want a basic set of applications

10. elementaryOS elem os

ElementaryOS is another distribution based on Ubuntu, and is the simplicity, beauty and especially harmonious design. You will receive a set of basic applications that can meet the most important actions (music, e-mail, word processing, …) received and the rest will be installed in the App Store. ElementaryOS has its own File Manager and their own desktop environment called Pantheon with basic components such as the spring (Plank), Application Launcher (Slingshot) and the plate (Wing Panel). It’s a distribution that “just work” when everything is ready, and is very easy on system resources. Expect a new version (code name Freya) in the year 2015

Ideal for: old computers, users, a Linux distro that looks like OS X wants

11. manjaro linux manjaro

Manjaro linux brings the awesome power of Arch Linux and makes it easier, thanks to an easy lead approach to use, especially with regard to the installation of the distribution and maintenance of your system. NL is a lightweight, reliable XFCE weight, but KDE, GNOME and cinnamon versions are also available. Manjaro provides automatic hardware detection and support for the driver, the use of multiple cores, and their own repositories with the trial software. However, users can also access the repositories of Arch Linux and use the software from there. Since it is a rolling release distribution you are always up-to-date system. Manjaro is a good option if you want the latest software, but do not want to go through too many hoops to get it.

Ideal for: Users who want the latest software, average users who want to try Arch Linux, but feel not ready

12. Korora korona

Korora basis based on Fedora, but offers multimedia codecs and third party repositories for the process easier for new users configuration. Comes in GNOME, KDE editions, cinnamon, partner and XFCE with beautiful icons and a simple desktop design. The goal is to give a wider audience to Korora Fedora attractive to popular applications like Firefox, VLC, Google Chrome and Dropbox standard. Releases Fedora still time for a new stable Korora 2015 Fun impressive: the name “Korora” means “little penguin” in Maori language.

Best for new users who want to try an easy to use version of Fedora, experienced users who want multimedia support out of the box

13. Arch Linux arch linux

Arch Linux is a powerful Linux distribution, but with great power comes great responsibility, and in this case means that the responsibility for their own system. Installing and configuring Arch Linux requires relatively advanced skills, but can be managed using detailed tutorials and official guide. You can install all in Arch Linux – KDE, cinnamon, GNOME … and there are hundreds of applications in the Arch User Repository (AUR) available. It is a rolling release distribution released with new snapshots often, but sometimes changes can break your system. Arch Linux gives you full control, because you get to choose and optimize every little detail. One of the best things of this division shall be the official forums and wiki. Help to reach any problems you encounter

Ideal for: advanced users who want to learn more about the average Linux users who prefer a minimalist installation

14. Fedora fedora

Fedora is often called the “bleeding edge” distribution, which means that focuses on innovation and the latest technologies, sometimes at the expense of stability. It is available in three versions: Workstation, Server and Cloud, and there are plenty of drafts or versions of Fedora to create different environments and software collections. However, NL GNOME. Fedora is an RPM-distribution with their own repositories. A particularly important feature is Security-Enhanced (SE) Linux is implemented in the kernel and is used to safer Fedora distribution, but different users security control.

Ideal for: advanced users who want to try the latest software, users who appreciate the security of the system

15. Kaos kaos

Kaos is a young Linux distribution which has to do with the freshness and software technologies. The latest stable release of February 2015 brings the latest KDE – namely Besides KDE applications provides a complete conversion to plasma 5. Kaos own manager software called Kraken and light QupZilla as the default Web browser. Kaos is a rolling release distribution and only works on 64-bit systems. As such, it is clearly not the best choice for everyone, but great if you want to play with the new KDE applications.

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