By now there are hundreds of distributions based on the linux kernel that can satisfy every kind of need.
So how to choose one?
Mainly we must consider its future use: will it be used to listen to amateur radio or to program?
If you are a common user you will have to choose a more generic distro, such as ubuntu, fedora ..., if you are instead a user with more specialized intent you will have to search for and choose a distro with particular characteristics, or change a basic distro.
Once identified its use, all software and compatibility, such as the package manager or video drivers, will have to be evaluated (generally these things are already verified and working on most common distro).
If you consider yourself an expert user of the linux world, you can try to create your own installation of Linux Arch or more difficultly Gentoo.
If no version can satisfy you, you can create it using Linux from Scratch (very well documented).
But with all these distributions you can't always choose the right one right away, so the only solution is to choose one and try, if you don't like it choose another and try it, until you find one that suits your needs.
It should also be noted that the various installations allow you to create a separate home partition so that by changing distro you don't lose your documents and configurations.