How to pick a linux distro

Entering the Linux World
As I have embarked on finding the right Linux distro I have observed a great deal about the Linux world. Where Linux is quite popular in other countries, there is an undercurrent of Linux users in the US. Now, I know there are probably hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people even in the US that use Linux, but compared to the Microsoft Windows users out there, that is a drop in the bucket. Generally, this minority of Linux users are intelligent people that enjoy using Linux for it’s power and stability. This great strength of the community is also it’s biggest problem. Since there are lots of smart people using Linux (that seem to already know how to use it), instructions on using it are often hard to come by, or lack thoroughness at best. So as I searched for the “best” Linux distro, there wasn’t much help that was immediately available. (Unlike what you would find for Windows) More (offsite link)…