En linux.com They have published an article in which they select the best distributions of Linux in this year 2012. The selection has been made based on the experience and personal opinion of the author of the article.
The 7 Best Linux Distros of 2012
In the article we can see how a classification of the distributions in 7 categories is made, with a very good argument (you have to know English to understand the article, or use an online translator).
In short, 7 best Linux distributions that are cited in the article are:
- Best desktop layout: Linux Mint
- Best layout for laptops: Ubuntu LTS 12.04
- Best desktop layout for business: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
- Best distribution for business servers: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
- Best LiveCD: KNOPPIX
- Best distribution for security: BackTrackLinux
- Best distribution of multimedia content: Ubuntu Studio