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What are the differences between major Linux distributions? Will I notice?

What are the differences between major Linux distributions? Will I notice?

I've been using Linux in some form intermittently for the past ten years or so, but have only really been in to it for the past few months.

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Guest [Entry]

"I think two main difference is

Package management
Default Window Manager (Gnome, KDE, XFCE)

Just pointing to these two big difference will somewhat change your behaviour in doing task.
For example you could easily install a package on Ubuntu using apt but not so simple when using rpm. Having a difference in Window Manager can also change how you interact with the system."
Guest [Entry]

"Even though the package managers are different, my understanding (though I don't use Linux regularly) is that most packages are available some way or another with any distro. Also, the window systems / desktop environments are different, but you can install alternates anyway. The only other thing I can think of right now would be the simple difference in communities surrounding distros.

I'm pretty sure that you'll be able to find a way to do whatever you want to do."