+ 1 Votes Different linux distros for different tastes B.Kaatz Updated - March 20, 2013 at 4:55am PST Greetings, Well, I agree with wizard57 above about *first* using a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB for the different ones you want to take a good look at and try booting and just running them first from the CD/DVD/USB and see if you like the feel of the particular distro. As far as which ones to take a look at first? Well, let's go over what is popular amongst linux users as it stands. From the Linuxquestions.org 2012 Member's Choice Awards, the top 5 Linux Distributions for the Desktop (voted by those that use them regularly) are: 1. Slackware 2. Ubuntu 3. Linux Mint 4. Debian 5. Fedora And, as a last note, for those just getting started in linux, I found a particular distro that really impressed me with it's ease of use and functionality; Sabayon. ( http://www.sabayon.org/ ) Hope that helps and welcome to the community.