Over at TechRepublic, Jack Wallen lists ten items to think about before choosing a Linux distribution
. His items cover things like whether the distribution is 100% free, security, intended use, community, and more. "Of course, times and opinions change. For nearly 10 years I [rode] the Red Hat/Fedora wagon. And then, after considerable thought, I jumped over to Ubuntu. Why? Because it fit my evolving needs. Many will argue that one Linux distribution is just like another and I agree, on fundamentals. But when it comes down to everyday use, each distribution is different from the next. So why would you want to use Debian vs. Fedora or Ubuntu vs. Mandriva? Lets dive into this and find out.
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