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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).
Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.
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for personal computing if you want something clean you can install Ubuntu server distribution, then just install what you want just like Arch Linux. If you just want the out of the box experience, but is afraid, fire up wireshark and look what is going on. Otherwise, go with ZorinOS, Fedora, EndeavorOS. When I used to use Mint, I did not really like its user interface.
if servers, then ubuntu is one of best if you want a traditional distribution (it is the 1st in market share for servers); long term support, better supported, …