Best Linux Based OS

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The Top Ten

1
Ubuntu
For a beginner, this is the absolute best. You want linux? Everything is built for this. Stable as a rock, while mint should be better, I've had more technical difficulties with it than on ubuntu.
Both official and user contributed.
User-friendly
Wealth of documentation
Fixed release cycle and support period.

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It is a super OS to use especially if you like the windows OS very easy to use IE: User friendly
[Newest]In linux distribution best & User-friendly OS
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2Linux Mint
Superb collection of “minty” tools which is developed in-house.
Has user-friendly enhancements.
Inclusion of multimedia codecs.
Open to all user suggestions.

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It's mind blowing and better than ubuntu
Beautiful and clean without being over the top or gawdy.
[newest]
Very nice OS and very fast
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3Fedora
Fedora is up to date with it's repository not like Mint and a few other os out there. It seems to be very user friendly and since I installed this at our local Contact Crisis line we have had NO COMPUTER issues, which to me is a huge improvement over the other systems I had them use.
Fedora is best at development process which is based on Linux and also it was updated with its repository. The below my friends already given the importance of Fedora but I use to say one thing, the main thing is that it was very helpful to the freshers who even don't about the Linux. Easy to learn and easy know about the environment of the Linux based projects.
Superb security features
Many supported packages
Strict adherence to the free software philosophy
Highly innovative
Available in CD featuring many popular desktop environments

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[Newest]Fedora is very user friendly OS.
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4openSUSE
It has intuitive and comprehensive tool
Large number of software packages
Superb documentation
Excellent website infrastructure

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Highly stable than any other distros
The best OS, I work whit openSUSE without trouble ;-)

Muy buen sistema operativo, es muy estable, yo trabajo en mi portatil con openSUSE sin problemas.

5Zorin OS
Easy, fast, great stability and just the ducks guts!
Less risk of getting viruses
Much faster than Windows 7
An easy to use and familiar desktop
Customizable user interface thanks to our Look Changer
Stable as it is based on the robust Linux operating system
All the software you'll ever need out of the box

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Been using this os for a while I was a windows user not any more have tried about 7 different linux systems I like this one
[newest]
I switched my wife's computer from window XP to Zorin and she verly could tell the difference. JK
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6Debian
Remarkable quality control
Includes 25, 113 software packages
Supports more processor architecture

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First of a kind. The best one.
Stable, falst and includes all repositories that ona can need, is just the universal operating system

7Slackware Linux
Strong adherence to UNIX principles
Clean and largely bug-free
Considered highly stable

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Fast, Stable, Secure, Bug-free, Very Unix-like, Original Linux

8Arch Linux
Has Tweaking option
Unparalleled customization
Great Online documentation
Superb software management infrastructure.

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Ultimate...Install only the things you want to install...

9CentOS
Free to download and use
Comes with 5-years of free security updates
Stable and reliable
Extremely well-tested

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I'm not so a great techie but I see that most people choose CENT OS for their web servers.
I use CentOS+LAMP as my web platform.
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10PCLinuxOS
I tried 64 bit.it s very stable up to date and easy to use
Browser plugins and media codecs
Rolling-release update mechanism
Up-to-date software
Out-of-the-box support for graphics drivers

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The Contenders

11Red Hat Linux
It is best for personal use
Best Linux for Enterprises. Well secured and upto date. But it may not come free of cost, one may need to pay RHEL for their support & Services to you.

12Elementary OS
It's like having a Mac for free. Super elegant design. A joy to use. It's one of the only OS's that didn't seem like it was fighting me. Comes with all the basic apps and the Ubuntu app store so you will always have plenty of good, safe software.
Most beautiful build I've ever seen
Excellent OS, easy to use, beautiful design.
[Newest]Clean and fresh. I wish Microsoft will create an office for linux
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13Kali Linux
All Application Are Run And Use in Security Tool
With 300 networking tools
So I like it

14Bharat Operating System Solutions
It was made by CDAC
First OS comes from India
I will try this new Os.
[newest]
Based on Debian.. GNome environment. Has BOSSMOOL.

India Runs on BOSS. ATMs are being upgraded to use BOSS from Windows XP.

TamilNadu government is using BOSS on all its systems.
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15Backtrack
Capable of detecting and exploiting vulnerabilities in operating systems (typically Windows).
That's great to use! That is very useful and more beautiful than kali or... ! That is easy to use! I really like it!
Very beautifull OS and it has some great programs pre-installed on they're ISO
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16Chrome OS
Fast boot, Fast Service

17FreeNAS

18KNOPPIX
I have used several linux os's, knoppix is one of my top picks as it is both powerful and simple to use.

19Pear OS 7
Well done to David Tavares, Deux-Sèvres for it!

20Linpus
Fast light easy 2 use

21Manjaro
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22Peppermint
I needed a "lite" distro for an eeePC that came ootb with windows 7. the version of win7 on the eeePC was atrocious! A decent programmer could write code faster than that pos OS could process it.

Peppermint met all my needs with this netbook, it's fast, easy to use, intuitive. has access to the Ubuntu app repository. As a first-time Linux user, I have found it to be very stable and reliable. I'm now dual booting my home desktop with Win8 and Peppermint but I'm going to look at other distros too. What I like about Linux thus far is that you can try different distros to find what fits you, Windows & Apple force you to fit them.

23Gentoo Linux
The next popular Free Easy to use LinuxOS.
The most customisable linux os ever.

24Bodhi Linux

25Sabayon Linux

26PinguyOS
A little difficult to get on my machine, but boy is 14.04 LTS worth it!
Easy to use, bugfree
Pinguy 14.04 is really nice but seems to work better on desktop computers and Laptops with 3GB of RAM or better.

27Lubuntu
For old notebooks best choice at all

28FreeBSD

29Kubuntu

30Android

31Linux Deepin
Very good linux desktop os

32Ghasedak
That is new and interesting... !

33Robolinux

34MintPPC

35Cylon Linux OS
Fast, modern, fun to use

36Jolinux
Developed by an Indonesian software firm.
Great in looks, easier in use.

37Zorin OS 9

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