The distinction is that most other distros "allow" you to learn command line. Arch "expects" you to learn command line.
But yeah if you have't touched it before, I wouldn't recommend it. Mint or Ubuntu might just be up your alley.
@amp Mint seems marketed for beginners. Is Ubuntu "the standard" or the most popular/common?
It's different strokes mostly, a lot of the ease of use stuff can be summed up in a "Who was this designed for?" style.
To drastically oversimplify it:
Mint is for Grandma
Ubuntu is for the computer user who just wants to get away from Windows.
Debian is for Server Admins.
Arch is for early adopters.
Gentoo is for Open-Source Absolutists.
Fedora is for the manager who wants to save money by having the whole office use Linux.
@amp Excellent! I think I am going to start with Ubuntu. I suppose I can always try something else later. by then, I will probably have a better idea how to choose...ty
@amp "Ubuntu for instance is very easy to use, as it’s designed for newcomers."
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