I’m going to gather some well known info about these five popular Linux distribution to give you small preview of Linux operating systems. This is not a top five, rather five distributions I know about. This article should give you an overview on what to choose. More here
The end is near, Debian. it is the grand-daddy of some of the other distros here, and still going strong, dating back to 1993. The Debian package management system is generally considered superior to the RPM systems, although the gap has closed (mainly by incorporating features from Debian’s system).