So I have been experimenting with Linux for about 1-2 years now. So far, I have always stayed within the Debian family(?). The Distro's I have used are Ubuntu, Mint, JoliOS/JoliCloud, and TAILS. Recently I have been wanting to branch out and try some different distros. I have been searching for some articles or reviews which explain the main differences and pros and cons of the different families(?) of Linux (i.e. Debian, Red Hat, SLS/Slackware/SUSE, Knoppix, Arch, Enoch/Gentoo, etc). However, I haven't been able to find any info because I don't know the correct Linux terminology for these 'parent distros' or 'Linux Families.' Can someone help Linux newbie out and tell me what I should be searching for? Thanks edit: p.s. if you have any specific articles to point to, that would be appreciated as well.