With so many distributions Linux circulating, someone interested in adopting the operating system will find it difficult to choose. In this case, the three distributions mentioned above have a lot in common, but they also have a lot that makes them special.
In his world Linux, there are hundreds of operating systems based on Linux (distributions) to choose from. Most distributions use an existing one and add various changes. Few distributions that are not based on another.
Developer Ian Murdock has released its first version Debian in 1993, with a community of developers working together to provide a stable Linux, the best software in the world of free software at the time. The name came from the combination of his name and the name of his then girlfriend, Debra.
Today you can install it Debian on your laptop and replace Windows, but the Debian is more than just an operating system. It has a huge collection of software that you can configure in different ways to create the kind of experience you want. That's why so many projects use it Debian as a basis.
Of course as mentioned above you can install it Debian as an operating system on your computer. There is a default desktop, but Setup lets you pick and choose which desktop you prefer. You can also choose not to have a UI at all, which is ideal for running a server.
This freedom means that its programming teams Debian leave most of the design and usability decisions to other free software projects. What it looks like Debian has more to do with what the GNOME or KDE programming teams decide than the distribution developers themselves.
But let's talk about package management at Debian
Why; Its new versions Debian are released once every two to three years while app updates continue to be released. His updates Debian, concern security updates, while there are some for maintenance. If you want to use newer software at Debian, you can, but you may encounter more errors and instability.
In short, the Debian It is not difficult to use, but it is aimed at more technical users than those who use Ubuntu or the Linux Mint. The Debian It is ideal for people who are more interested in the value of free software, want more control over how their computer works, want to run a server or value long-term stability.
Today, Canonical provides a simpler installer, a new style of GNOME Desktop, and newer software.
(His packages Ubuntu come technically from its unstable channel Debian. This means that experienced users can obtain this software at Debian, but at the risk of a less stable desktop).
The Snap Store
Canonical created the snap package format, enticing software developers to release their applications in the Snap Store.
The Ubuntu has a scheduled release schedule, with new long-term support releases being released every two years. Interim releases are released every six months. So the distribution is suitable for people who like regular updates but also for all those who just want a reliable computer.
There are many different "flavors" of it Ubuntu beyond the main version. Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop environment, while Lubuntu uses LXQt DE. Xubuntu uses the Xfce desktop and Ubuntu MATE comes with the MATE desktop. If you do not like the default UI, one of the above flavors Ubuntu may be appropriate.
Both distributions use mostly the same repositories and can install the same software. The DEB packages intended for Ubuntu also work in Linux Mint. His team Linux Mint not very interested in snaps, but you can install them.
The main difference between them Mint and his Ubuntu is on the desktop. His team Linux Mint created the Cinnamon interface, which by default looks a bit like Windows. There is a boot menu in the lower left, a taskbar at the bottom and system icons in the lower right corner.
The functional Mint has many tools that simplify the process of installing applications and changing desktop themes. It also has the option to preinstall multimedia encoders that, at Debian and Ubuntu, you must install them after installing the operating system.
If you do not like the Cinnamon desktop, distribution versions are available with Xfce desktops and Mint.
I personally use it Debian because I choose stability and I am a friend of free software that does not like daily updates. I would not suggest it Debian to a Windows user who wants to try Linux.
The Ubuntu and Linux Mint offer a much easier experience out of the box.