Linux.com says these are the top seven Linux distros of 2014. Well, they may very well be right. You may disagree with some, but you can not disagree with us when we say that you need to watch these distros this year.
1. Bodhi Linux: This distro makes the list simply for how beautiful it is. Moreover, it is a lightweight distro, which can be customised to a large extent. The OS uses the Enlightenment Window, which gives it the unique look that it has. Based on Ubuntu LTS, this is a minimalist distribution that runs on anything with 128 MB RAM, more than 300 MHz CPU and 2.5 GB hard drive space.
2. Xubuntu: This works for desktop computers. Being a part of the Ubuntu ecosystem, this distro comes with a huge number of repos, behind only Debian. In addition, you also have access to the Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA). You can get a variety of options for your desktop as well. Xubuntu is best if you want something that gets the job done without wanting to break your PC. If you want the more flashy stuff then this isn’t the OS for you.
3. Lubuntu: From desktops to laptops, Lubuntu is the pick for this one. This is like Ubuntu with the LXDE graphical environment. Not only does it gives you a longer battery life, it also doesn’t sacrifice on much of the functionality. Moreover, you will have more system resources available for your apps to run.
4. DouDou: This is a very good distro for children to learn Linux on. It includes educational software for children too. Moreover, Dan’s Guardian provides shielding against offensive content from the internet. This is not just a safe platform for children though, if you’re looking to start off with Linux then DouDou is one of the best to do so.
5. TAILS: Why is this distro on the list you may ask. Well, in an age where your own government is spying on you, more protection is always better. TAILS is a Debian-based distro designed precisely for that. It makes use of the Amnesic Incognito Live System in order to route the networking through TOR, which is the Onion Router. As a result, it removes your record from local storage media. It also uses tools like NoScript, Cookie Manager and HTTPS Everywhere.
6. Red Hat and SUSE: These two are the pick of the lot in the enterprise Linux segment. While Red Hat is the first billion dollar vendor in the Linux ecosystem, it has done so by proving itself again and again. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is one of the most commonly chosen enterprise version for Linux distros. On the other hand, SUSE has been no stranger and can brag about many of its own big accomplishments too. Both of these are mainstays in the world of Linux.
This article copy paste from www.efytimes.com