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Linux: 5 best desktop distributions

Linux offers an amazing range of desktop distributions that will meet the computing needs of just about any user. But the sheer number of distributions can often be confusing to newbies, who sometimes have no idea where to start.

A writer at PC Advisor has a helpful list of the 5 best Linux distributions for the desktop.

Mark Pickavance reports for PC Advisor:

There are so many different versions of Linux available, it can be hard to decide which one that’s right for you. So we’ve picked five that you should try first, as it’s likely that at least one of them will fit your Linux needs precisely.

They’re all free of course, so try them all.

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Jesse Smith reports for DistroWatch:

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