Operating Systems




  • Ubuntu has been the most widely used distro until recently, and is where I started with Linux.
  • Mint is now my preferred distro because I prefer its user interface to Ubuntu’s.
  • Debian is the base distro for Ubuntu, Mint, & many others.
  • Fedora Project is a popular distro based on RedHat (the other mail family of Linux distros).
  • CentOS is a RedHat based distro popular for servers.


The resources listed here are heavily weighted towards the Debian family, because many of the most popular Linux distributions of today, including Ubuntu and Mint, are based on Debian. However, much of the information will apply to any variety of Linux.