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Article from Issue 260/2022

With so many Linux distros to choose from, you can spend a lot of time downloading and installing before you find the right one for your needs. lets you test a variety of Linux distributions from the browser without the up-front installation work.

UPDATE: The site as described in this article has been taken offline.

If you've been thinking about switching from another operating system to Linux, you initially will be confronted with a large choice of distributions, desktop environments, and package managers. More than half a dozen popular desktops and several hundred distributions compete for your favor.

Until now it has been difficult, especially for newcomers, to find the Linux derivative best suited to their needs, due to all these choices. That dilemma is now done and dusted. The website [1] lets you to try out more than 370 Linux distributions online, without having to install them or launch a live system from a removable disc.


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