Yeah… it’s pretty cool seeing the tides of Linux distros… It usually seems like a fair assessment. I liked linux mint a whole lot but all of its repos were way behind what the news was talking about.
@rogerrob I would say that finding good tutorials will always be a task specific thing. It’s taken me years to learn what I know, which still isn’t much.
I’d say that sticking to a single genre of linux is crucial if you want to find good heading quicker. There are drastically different spins.
There is a lot of intercompatibility but thats were things get real technical.
I’ve always been a fan of debian/ubuntu/linux mint… because installing software was always easy. Simple double click on the package., just like with windows.
Recently though it’s seemed more important to integrate github building… which needs a lot of prep but its real easy to use afterwards.
Enter Arch Linux… Arch has something that most distros lack… A really comprehensively robust and well maintained User Repository… It’s like github half integrated twin. Installing fresh builds off the web is finally just as easy as prebuilt packages that linux has always been made out of.
I could go on… but I do want to put one more note in… The realms do become pretty clear once you identify what the major elements of a linux system is.
kernel, base operating system(distro), session/login manager, desktop environment, personal software, and desktop configuration.
I say all that because if you start figuring out the major elements of those categories you can start to understand the various distros design angles and why they might work for you.
Basicall though… making head way just requires a whole lot of reading.
If you have a problem, try to find someone else who has posted about having the same issue. It’s not uncommon to find that a whole lot of people have the same problem… and when there isn’t a fix normally some wise guy will at least step in and say why it doesn’t work.
I have noticed that linux is getting a lot easier to use… Manjaro seems to have the greatest amount of potential because it has arch linux as it’s back end… and arch linux is spot on to what the spirit of linux should be about (in my opinion)… you can build your system, from scratch, to whatever end you need it for… no added flack.