Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
More and more people are venturing away from Microsoft Windows and finding their way to open source operating systems. Just as more people are using them, more and more Linux distributions are available. Among the open source operating system crowd, there are 2 main contenders: Ubuntu and Fedora.
First things first, the installation of Ubuntu was very simple and straightforward. No tricky, unfamiliar feats you must overcome. For the first time Linux user, Ubuntu is by far the easiest to start learning.
This open source operating system has a strong history and has been a strong contender for awhile. Fedora has been the most consistent with stability issues which have plagued other open source operating systems.