Should i move to linux and if so which one
Hi Olden! i hope you are doing great. Welcome to the most active linux community in the world. i hope we both joined at the right time. "better late than never". i have also joined 2 to 3 days ago. so please welcome. Back to the question. This is basically one of the most asked question in the internet right now, many folks have realized the importance of having Linux on their machines, the best operating system in the market right now. Many people want to use it but they don't know where to start and what linux distro to use because they are many distros out there so that kinda confuses people. i first wanna congratulate you for the brave decision you have taken and i can proudly tell you that you have come to the right place at the right time. Let me start by asking you what do you really wanna use this operating system for.? Allow me to make the assumption that you have been using Windows OS almost all your life. and you want to use Linux the same way and perform the same tasks you used to do while at home or at your office. You wanna download and install applications from the internet, you wanna do some calculations using excel, watch movies and basically do whatever you used to do in windows. so as i said it all comes down to what you want to use it for.. One thing i want you to know is that, Linux is mostly used in corporate environment where companies would run one application with using or stressing the resources. For personal use I would stick to Windows or MAC. But if you want to be a system administrator and work in the corporate world, then go and learn CentOs, and Redhat. The best Linux workstation I would recommend which can allow you to do all the above mentioned programs is Ubuntu but again Ubuntu is not used in corporate world. My honest advice to you is that, go and install oracle virtualBox on your existing machine and start installing the most popular distros out there like ubuntu, openSUSE, fedora, debian, linux Mint etc. Try them yourself. Don't ask people which one to use or which one is easy because everybody has their own definition of easiness. implement it yourself. and come back to us when you find out the one that really suits your needs. i hope this helps.