Hello Biostars community,
I have trainees who are learning how to use bioinformatics tools for microbial comparative genomics. Although they can do a lot in Geneious, and they are learning a lot from working with it, I would like my trainees to start working on a Linux distro soon. By doing so, I think they can get a lot more out of their learning experience and they can have the opportunity to try more bioinformatics software.
When I was a beginner myself, I got introduced to Linux Mint, and then I tried BioLinux (Ubuntu). However, I have read comments that the distro that might facilitate the most the transtion from Windows to Linux for beginners could be elementaryOS. I have not read any comments about elementaryOS used in bioinformatics. Any comments on working with elementaryOS? Which distro would you recommend for beginners?