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Jose Dieguez Castro, Introducing Linux Distros, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1392-6_2

2. Linux Distro Selection Criteria

Jose Dieguez Castro

(1)A Coruña, Spain

Now that you know what a Linux distribution is and why there are so many, the next step is to find a way to compare and screen them. The best way to do this is by choosing a series of factors that you can use to measure and classify the various Linux distros objectively, without bias in your reasoning. It is OK to listen to the opinion of a colleague or a Linux expert, or to read an article or review, and so on, but it is very rare to find a source that is completely unbiased or that matches your particular situation. I strongly advise you to take these factors into account ...

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