New To Linux? Take The Test

For those who are interested in trying Linux, and are unsure which distribution to use, there is a easy test to take that will recommended which distribution to try that may fit your particular needs. By doing this you will not end up with a distribution designed for advanced users, which may leave you with a bad Linux experience.

I have learned that most new Linux users want a version that is easy to install, will partition the hard disk for them and most importantly uses a graphical interface, i.e. point and click to setup the system. Also a Linux distribution that installs most of the programs that you most likely will need and use is very helpful as well.

The test is online and the questions are simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. Once you have completed the test you are presented with a list of distributions that should meet your needs. You are even provided with the link where you can download the distro from.
Linux distributions included are:

Fedora Core 6
Mandriva 2007
OpenSuSE 10.2
Debian 3.1
(Simply-)MEPIS 6.0
Ubuntu, Kubuntu 6.10
Linspire 5.0
Xandros 4
PCLinuxOS 0.93a
Yellowdog Linux 4
Gentoo 2006.1
Slackware 11.0
Ark Linux 2006.1
Arch Linux 0.7.2
Foresight Linux 1.0
Freespire 1.0
Zenwalk 4.2

Take the test here.

[tags]linux, distributions, test, [/tags]

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  • dirtgoddess

    Hey Ron,

    Thanks for this link, the test was cool. I read your posts every day and am happy to see people really excited about Linux. My husband and I are a little rabid on the subject but we’re real proponents of choice in every aspect of life, including computing. I will used XP as long as it’s supported because I insist on having options. I’m sure that in the future there will be even more choices once the buying public realizes what a powerful force competition can be.

  • Ron Schenone


    Thank you for your comments. I hope that the test proves helpful to those who are new to Linux.

    Regards, Ron

  • Linux Academy

    Great one. But, why don’t you include some other good distros like OpenLX and elx??

  • Ron Schenone

    Good idea. Thanks for the comment.

  • I-user

    Thanks for including Mandriva. Ubuntu has had a lot of limelight lately.