I'm helping out someone who's not very tech-savvy replace an older desktop computer, whose only current use is as an SMB print server, with a Raspberry Pi 2B.
I've never worked witha Pi before, but I'm sure I'll get by with the installation. What I was wondering is how to choose an appropriate distribution, and whether it's important for the print server to install additional packages beyond, CUPS, and Samba, to make life easier for the users and for me as a maintainer.
Please don't write answers saying distribution X is better than distribution Y, but rather regarding how potential issues or challenges are handled differently on different distributions.
I realize the answer might well be "It doesn't matter, they're all fine for your purpose" or "just imagine it's a weak regular PC and choose a distribution like you would there". If that's the case - just say so.