Originally Posted by Retriever
Since there are 100s/1000s of Linux Operating Systems, is there a Top 10, a Favorite Top 10 or the Top 10 most used Linux Operating Systems?
Honestly... there are over 200000 registered members at LinuxQuestions.org. Even if a couple dozen of them replied to this with their own Top 10 Favorites list, you'd see the same 6 or 7 distros in nearly EVERY list, along with a few lesser-known ones here and there.
How could this possibly be useful? If some network admin/Linux expert posts his Top 10 list, it will be of virtually no use to you (I'm assuming you're a beginner with this).
My advice: Go to distrowatch.com, as the other two posters already mentioned, and take an hour or two to read through this site, as well. See what people say about their distros. Find one that you think might suit you (probably something along the lines of SuSE, Mandrake, or Ubuntu). Install it on a second hard drive or partition that you're not using. If you don't like it, try a new one. I had to do this with probably 7 or 8 distros before really falling for one.
Hopefully this will close the thread,