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Five Of The Best Beginner Linux Distros

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Linux is considered by most to be a big scary place for new users to break into, but the truth is that’s Linux distributions provide a great community for many technology enthusiasts to come together and share their ideas and of course their desktops.

So if you’re sick of looking at that familiar blue Widows desktop and you’re looking to learn something new, or if you just want something that’s more secure than Windows/Mac, then take a look at some of the best beginner Linux distro’s below.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu is very much the de-facto Linux distro that most new users flock to. This is because it’s arguably the most well known of the whole lot. But the crown of most well known distro isn’t unjustified as it’s a great operating system. I myself first dipped my foot into the Linux pond with Ubuntu.

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