I have read numerous posts in other blogs advising Linux ‘newbies’ to install install Ubuntu as their first Linux distribution. The reasons are many, including that it installs (and uninstalls) easily, it’s easy to use and it recognizes most hardware peripherals. I do not disagree with any of this. What I do find annoying is an inference that once one is no longer a newbie that some other distro would be preferable. I have been using Ubuntu for over a year and a half. In that time my user status has progressed from newbie to intermediate and probably on to advanced. Is it time to move on to another distro?
I looked at Linux Mint and did not like it. It was a step backward, not forward. Many say that Fedora is the “bleeding edge” of Linux distros. I don’t dislike Fedora but I can’t find anything that it can do that Ubuntu cannot. In fact, installing third party proprietary software in Fedora is a bit more difficult.
The point is that Ubuntu works and there is little motivation to change to something else. Some will say that this makes me a “fanboy”. Not really. I have simply not found anything that justifies a change. If something better comes along, I’ll change in a heartbeat. Meanwhile, I’m staying with Ubuntu.