Best Linux distros for 2017

My personal picks for some of the best Linux distributions

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Best distro for ‘total control’: Arch Linux

If you are someone who wants complete control over your operating system, then look no further than Arch Linux. It’s my favorite Linux distribution that you install from scratch, which means you choose every component of your operating system, such as window manager, desktop environment and, of course, applications.

Arch Linux is a rolling-release distribution, which means you are always running the latest packages; no need to reinstall to the ‘newest’ version.

Just bear in mind that there are no shortcuts with Arch Linux; you have to compile packages manually over the command line. I have written a very comprehensive guide for Arch Linux, have a look at it.

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