How to choose the best Linux distro for laptops

The smart mobile user shouldn’t overlook Linux. The question is, which distro should you pick?

You’ll get a different answer depending who you ask. You’ll probably be pointed in the direction of Arch for performance, Debian for stability and Ubuntu if you want easy access to the biggest collection of apps.

If that’s not enough choice to make your head spin, Slackware has its fans too – particularly among people who use older laptops.

As you read on, we’ll look at a range of different scenarios that should be familiar to mobile users, and explore Linux distros that will help you survive and flourish in these situations.

To make everybody’s life easier, we’ll limit ourselves to pre-packaged live Linux distros. We’ll also stick to live CDs as much as possible throughout this tour. This is important if you’re working on a corporate laptop and can’t install software.

With our advice, you’ll be able to work in Windows, and when you’re done, transform the machine into a bespoke system, laser-targeted for your needs and wants.

Read more: http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/how-to-choose-the-best-linux-distro-for-laptops-915579#ixzz1A2O1VFsq

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