Here also comes into play, when choosing one distro or another, other extremely important elements. We refer specifically to aspects such as the setting of our computer, the knowledge that we have, if we are willing to pay for it, etc. Be that as it may, the truth is that we have more possibilities to choose from than we could initially imagine in this regard.
But with everything and with it one of the main reasons why we are going to decide on a Linux distribution or another, will be the one that best fulfills what we ask of it. Precisely for all this that we tell you, below we are going to give you a series of examples in terms of distributions categorized by different sections. This will serve to choose the most appropriate in each case and thus make things easier in the decision.
For those who want to start in Linux
At this point we will tell you that there are many users who for one reason or another want to start using Linux. Most of them come from Windows and want to use a distro exclusively, or as a secondary operating system. Thanks to the usability improvements that the developers of these distros have included, Linux is now much easier than a few years ago. Still, there are some more suitable alternatives for beginners.
For example, this is the case of Linux Mint and Ubuntu, which are precisely two of the most popular and used proposals around the world. Precisely one of the reasons for this is this, since they are valid for most users, both novice and more advanced. Here we can also opt for Zorin OS, a distribution that is based on Linux but that presents us with an interface very similar to that found in Windows.
Distros for those who prioritize security and privacy
Many of the users who migrate from Windows and choose to use a Linux distro, do so to work with greater security. Keep in mind that a good part of the malicious code that appears is directed to the Redmond system. One of the main reasons for this is that Windows is much more widely used as a desktop operating system.
However, there are some distributions that focus more on this section than others, so it is possible that when looking for privacy we opt for certain alternatives. For example this is the case of Tails, a Debian-based distribution that makes use of the private Tor network.
We can also take hold of the call Kali Linux, another very interesting proposal in terms of security. The main reason for this is that it puts at our disposal a good number of tools included to safeguard our data.
Give your computer a second life
Over the years, one of the most common uses of Linux distributions is to continue using our old computers. As a general rule, these open source distros consume considerably less PC resources than Windows 10, for example. However, at the same time, it must be known that not all distributions Linux are just as powerful or demanding with our computer.
With this, what we want to tell you is that in case you want to give your old PC a second life, there are some open source proposals especially suitable for it. One of the most popular alternatives in this sense is found in Lubuntu, an operating system that can run with 128 Mb of memory RAM and a Pentium II processor. Another similar distro for old equipment is found in Puppy Linux, a system that loads in a few seconds completely and that only occupies 100 megabytes of disk space.