Major Distributions

Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and MX Linux are considered the easiest for new users who want to get productive in Linux as soon as possible without having to master all its complexities. On the other end of the spectrum, Arch Linux, Gentoo, and Slackware Linux are more advanced distributions that require plenty of learning before they can be used effectively. openSUSE, Fedora, Debian GNU/Linux can be classified as good "middle-road" distributions which are often used as the basis for other distributions. CentOS is an enterprise distribution, suitable for those who prefer stability, reliability and long-term support over cutting-edge features and software.