Hi. Does anyone here recommend a Linux distro? Right now I'm running Ubuntu but I'm still looking at Peppermint, Kubuntu, Mint, etc. Does anyone recommend one or the other?
I've been using straight Debian for years. You can select your preferred desktop environment at installation time. I'm currently using Xfce with the Awesome window manager.
Some people find the installer off-putting, as it's written chiefly by and for computer geeks.
I would recommend Mint or Arch Linux if you're a more advanced user with Xfce interface (personal preference).
Xubuntu is my personal favorite.
If searching for a slimmer desktop distro, there is also lubuntu LTS.
Decent enough hardware compatibility. LXDE gui is not bloated too much like ubuntu.
It's "Lubuntu Software Center" makes it simple enough to grab/remove various software.
Support length is three years.
For outright work environment, there is CentOS with ten years support.
We're in the same boat! I'm making bootable USB drives with different distros now.
Definitely not intended for work use but for those wanting to test/try bleeding edge.
Fedora bluntly states in their mission:
The Fedora Project always strives to lead, not follow.
Most businesses will not tolerate such a short life cycle and borderline beta status.
Hence the success/profitibility of RHEL/CentOS.
I would guess that the Fedora may be in limited use.
RHEL for the rapid updates and support from RedHat if required.
CentOS for minimizing licensing costs.
Fedora for testing, specific technology features/performance/requirements...
Just ask that person next time you meet up.