We have discussed the most well known Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora in Part I. In this article, we are going to discuss a few more Linux distributions, mainly for Server use.
CentOS is another Red hat based community distribution. It is
more standard than Fedora and designed for Server management. It uses the same installer as Fedora and hence it is easy to install. There is a decent selection of applications.
Download Link: https://www.centos.org/download/
openSUSE is a good alternative for Ubuntu and other Linux based distributions. It provides a stable environment for home users along with multiple applications and a decent level of support.
Its installation can be
Download Link: https://software.opensuse.org/distributions/leap
Arch distribution provides up-to-date software and drivers but requires more maintenance than other distributions. It requires decent knowledge and willingness to read manuals.
Lubuntu is a lightweight version of Ubuntu which is deploying the LXDE desktop environment. It also contains a full set of desktop applications which aren’t as fully featured as the main Ubuntu operating system applications.
Lubuntu provides access to the main Ubuntu repositories which allows you to install any application that you want to use.
Download Link: https://lubuntu.net/tags/download/
Elementary has a clean and elegant user interface. It is designed to be lightweight as well as easy to install and use. It is based on Ubuntu and thus provides access to a large repository of applications.
Download Link: https://elementary.io/
Choose the distribution as per your requirements. Once you are familiar with the installed distribution, you will notice that there is no big difference between the common distributions. They share the same kernels and have the same software packages. Furthermore, you can easily install or add any software packages not included in your original installation.