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With Live USB/DVDs it is easy to try out a new distro. As @jake has indicated, this is often a "religious question", but for me, I find the Ubuntu way of doing things not very community friendly (not that the Ubuntu community is not friendly), i.e. they seem to regularly try and go their own way (e.g. Unity and their Wayland equivalent), and often initial development is done in a closed/private way, along with having to sign over copyright for development code (at least it used to be - haven't looked recently).

Fedora is very much developed in the open and Red Hat uses it as the basis of its distro every four years or so. If you want a heavily demanded 'enterprise grade' Linux, then Red Hat is the market leader by a long way - CentOS, Scientific Linux, Oracle Linux and several other variants are all downstream distros from Red Hat, which as I said uses Fedora as its basis. The 'Server' job market is dominated by demand for Red Hat experienced Admins and Dev-ops engineers and their certifications are some of the most valuable and respected in the industry.

So for me this is the best way to go - Fedora gives me a great desktop to use day to day (most of the time), is the upstream for Red Hat which I use all the time at work, and I am certified as an RHCE, so it makes sense that I use it.

Your mileage will vary!