Linux is the fast and coming Enterprise in the world of system modulations. With each passing year, it has strengthened its foothold in the technological game with loads of free and Open Source Softwares (OSS) and that includes its fair share of excellent distributions or more popularly known as Linux Distros.
Here, we have assembled a list of major and best Linux distros that are currently ruling the PC world:
The most popular and prominent Linux distros ever to grace the world of computer systems is Ubuntu. Coders ranging from beginners, intermediate users to advanced programmers, Ubuntu is a trusted platform for all sorts of programming languages. It comes in handy with a wonderful and easy-to-use user interface and updates its core patches from time to time. Linux is easy to use and provides amazing text editors by default. It has retained its number 1 spot on Distrowatch ever since its introduction back in 2004.
Get Ubuntu here: ubuntu.com
2. Linux Mint
Linux Mint is a Ubuntu-based distributed Operating System that provides a certain stable GPUs and performs at high speed rate. It is a very interactive platform with ready-to-avail solutions to any problem that a user may encounter. Mint has an enriching and dynamic look with easy to use features. It has been a prominent Distribution in its field and thus, gaining more users’ trust with each passing day.
Get Linux Mint here: linuxmint.com
One of the oldest but sleek distros of Linux, Debian is a very secure platform to work on. By default, Debian contains a load of inbuilt packages and importing options with additional plug-ins. It is one of the safest OS around and a treat for technology enthusiasts to be indulged in. Add to that the fact that, it is the only OS which hasn’t been knocked off the Top 10 since its release way back in 2002.
Get Debian here: debian.org
Comparatively a newbie to the list, ElementaryOS has been rising up the charts fast. With its sleek design and eminent default resources, it is a force to reckon with. Its apparent motto of providing users with a simple yet effective platform has worked wonders. The visualizations are very similar to that of Apple’s MacBook’s macOS and thus people are often confused between the two.
Get ElementaryOS here: elementary.io
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Initially, SUSE was launched for commercial use only under the Red Hat Enterprise and thus, the introduction of openSUSE came into the fold. openSUSE provides an optimal and a stable environment with the opportunity to indulge multiple Linux Distributions on the same system without hampering the overall stability and RAM usage of the said system. openSUSE became a game changer when Novell undertook it from the hands of partners IBM, SAP, and Oracle.
Get openSUSE here: opensuse.org
6. Arch Linux
One of the veterans in the list, Arch has a dominant force in the Linux distro world for quite some time. Arch Linux has been in the market for almost 14 years now and frankly, its popularity has soared up with every passing year. With one of the largest range of software applications in its backyard, Arch Linux is a personal favorite to be honest. It is specially recommended for beginners as its system playback is quite complex but the brighter side is that it doesn’t come with any inbuilt GPU and thus, giving users full independence to experiment with tweaks.
Get Arch here: archlinux.org
The inclusion of the Fedora Project under the umbrella of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora is really a fan favorite. It has set quite a certain number of benchmarks with its major development upon Debian. One of the most ‘modern’ Distributions by Linux, it is must-have for all the Linux enthusiasts. Very much similar to RHEL when the tweaks between the two are taken in account, it is buzzed with the most recent updates regularly. Fedora is based on the GNOME usability of the desktop and was the first to integrate both Wayland and SystemD.
Get Fedora here: getfedora.org
CentOS is more server-based than it is PC based but no one can argue about its prominence when it comes to deciding the best distributions. Another masterpiece from the guys at Red Hat, CentOS is considered as the best alternative to RHEL. Users have flocked in numbers to this distribution for their server needs due to its high stability and resilience. CentOS is suited to both home and business use.
Get CentOS here: centos.org
Manjaro is the best alternative for users who are relatively a rookie towards the functionalities of Arch. In simple words, Manjaro is the simpler and relative version of Arch that enables ordinary everyday users to enjoy the wide possibilities of the Arch’s enormous ocean. It is quite easy to configure but also provides its users with many functions to tweak.
Get Manjaro here: sourceforge.net
One of the simplest Linux distributions around, Linux was launched with an aim to provide users with an experience of customizable desktop visualization that can echo the similarities from Windows 7, OSX and Linux (inclusion of GNOME 2). It also includes 2 versions, namely, Zorin and Zorin LITE (for low-end systems).
Get Zorin here: zorinos.com
Note: All Linux distributions are available on the Linux website for free and are subject to no cost at all (except for ElementaryOS).
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