Best Linux Based OS

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THIS IS MY FIRST LIST ON THIS SITE. LINUX OS HAS VARIOUS DISTRIBUTIONS BECAUSE IT'S FREEWARE. THIS IS MY TOP TEN LINUX BASED OPERATING SYSTEMS, PLEASE ADD YOUR VOTES AND COMMENTS TO IMPROVE MY LIST. THIS LIST BASED ON ROBUSTNESS, SIMPLICITY, PERFORMANCE, UI AND MANY OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES!

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1Ubuntu

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. - shreyastare

It is a super OS to use especially if you like the windows OS very easy to use IE: User friendly

It is the best

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2Linux Mint

It's mind blowing and better than ubuntu

Linux Mint Cinnamon is the best operating system and it is the best replacement os for windows. Looks simple and neat good looking. Classic style operating system. Thanks to Mint team.

It is solid and so well put together and integrated. Personally I prefer the MATE environment over the others. It just plain works well.

Great and easy to use operating system

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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.

Fedora is the most stable os but its necessary have a knowledge of command line. This is not a os for new people in linux

Fedora is very user friendly OS.

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4Zorin OS

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

This OS really works well on a low level netbook. it seems to be user friendly. I would recommend it to others.

Elementary luna os is the best easy to set up and better at bootup and use great os.

Best of all linux

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5openSUSE

It has intuitive and comprehensive tool
Large number of software packages
Superb documentation
Excellent website infrastructure - shreyastare

The most stable distro that I've tried which in my opinion strikes the perfect balance between stability and new features. Perfect for workstation PCs and regular desktop use.

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6Debian

Remarkable quality control
Includes 25, 113 software packages
Supports more processor architecture - shreyastare

Rock-solid but powerful. Easily the best operating system once you learn how to use it.

Stable, falst and includes all repositories that ona can need, is just the universal operating system

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7Arch Linux

Has Tweaking option
Unparalleled customization
Great Online documentation
Superb software management infrastructure. - shreyastare

I absolutely love my manjaro arc based os. its super fast and stable

Once I became used to the step by step command-line install (which is as simple as following a recipe) Arch became easiest of all to install.. all the hype of how hard it was is not true. Yes, there are a few things to learn, but it is EASY.. Look at the Lifehacker article on making a killer Arch installation.. and the Linux Veda Arch install instructions.. Arch's documentation is easy and straight-forward too. And.. Arch is so o o o much faster than any other distro (and I've tried them all).

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8Slackware Linux

Slackware is the Oldest Linux Distribution. Beating Debian by 8 months. Pat Volkerdink is the man behind Slackware. Pat has followed the Linux Standards in delivering his distribution. The best part of Slackware is you install it once then simply update the packages from there staying current without having to upgrade. Slackware is the best Distribution for a technical tretus on Linux. Great documentation on all aspects of kernel shell and applications. Slackware will require your full attention, ability to read and understand in installation and configuration. It is nor nor will it ever be a simple replacement to Windows like Ubuntu. If you learn Slackware you learn Linux.

The Linux for slackers, everything's already loaded in, installation is a breeze, only issue I've had was figuring out how to enable wifi internet, but even that ended up being easy. Doesn't have the eye candy of Ubuntu or Mint, or the documentation arch has, or the massive software repository debian has... Well, it's basic, but basic is always the right option. "Bob" approved. - airbb

Strong adherence to UNIX principles
Clean and largely bug-free
Considered highly stable - shreyastare

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9PCLinuxOS

Browser plugins and media codecs
Rolling-release update mechanism
Up-to-date software
Out-of-the-box support for graphics drivers - shreyastare

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10CentOS

I'm not so a great techie but I see that most people choose CENT OS for their web servers.

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

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The Contenders

11Red Hat Linux

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.

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12Kali Linux

Best os I love it but I find some problems in installing libre office for his os and many sofwares wont work in this os that's draw back

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13Bharat Operating System Solutions

It is very stable. Supported by CDAC.

It supports many Indian Languages.

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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14Elementary 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

INSTALLED ON ACER AMD QUAD4 17 INCH LAPTOP, WORKS GREAT, LOOKS GOOD AND WIFE LOVES IT

Super designed like mac - grprajapat

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15Chrome OS

Fast boot, Fast Service

Its not a linux os

16KNOPPIX

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

Yes, I agree wonder why its not more popular

17Backtrack

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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18Manjaro

Very fast, gorgeous and clean Os.. I haven't had any issues what so ever with it. rock solid performance

Fabulous, neat classy OS. Easy to install and upgrade. You will love it.

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20Linpus

Fast light easy 2 use

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