Best Linux Based OS


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The Top Ten

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.
Wealth of documentation
Fixed release cycle and support period.


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

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.


It's mind blowing and better than ubuntu
Beautiful and clean without being over the top or gawdy.
[Newest]Nice clean OS and one of the very best I've had the pleasure of using.

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


[Newest]Fedora is very user friendly OS.

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


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!
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
Good For Windows Users
[Newest]Best of all linux

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


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


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

8Arch Linux
Ultimate...Install only the things you want to install...
Has Tweaking option
Unparalleled customization
Great Online documentation
Superb software management infrastructure.


Very fast even on older Laptops

I tried 64 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


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.
I am very familiar to Cent OS.

The Contenders

11Red Hat Linux
It is best for personal use
So friendly and free of cast
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.

12Kali Linux
All Application Are Run And Use in Security Tool
With 300 networking tools
Best os I ever seen

13Elementary 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

14Bharat Operating System Solutions
First OS comes from India
I will check this
I will try this new Os.

15Chrome OS
Fast boot, Fast Service
Its not a linux os

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

17Pear OS 7
Well done to David Tavares, Deux-Sèvres for it!

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

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.

Fast light easy 2 use



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.

24Gentoo Linux
The next popular Free Easy to use LinuxOS.
The most customisable linux os ever.

25Bodhi Linux

26Sabayon Linux

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.

For old notebooks best choice at all


Laugh out loud, how did this get on rank 30?..

31Linux Deepin
Very good linux desktop os

That is new and interesting... !

33Zorin OS 9
Very fast, easy to use and easy to update. Works great on old machines



36Cylon Linux OS
Fast, modern, fun to use

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

38Cairo Dock 3
It lookes like ubuntu and mac os put together it is way better than windows

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