What are the best Linux distributions for desktop?

  • #1
    • GC
    • JP
    Written on May 31, 2017

    Gloria Contreras

    "I tried this and it was great. It filled all my needs for a desktop Linux distribution. The documentation isn't super user-friendly, but for someone who knows their way around Linux, this is a good tool." Read more

    Comments about "Arch Linux" as one of the best Linux distributions for desktop

    GC
    Written on May 31, 2017
    Gloria Contreras
    "I tried this and it was great. It filled all my needs for a desktop Linux distribution. The documentation isn't super user-friendly, but for someone who knows their way around Linux, this is a good tool."
    JP
    Written on January 31, 2017
    Janet Perkins
    "Arch Linux is the best distribution site for Linux. The Arch Linux community provides me with really helpful information for upcoming changes that are continually taking place. Also, I can and get the support I need when changes occur that I am having trouble with understanding from other members."
  • #2
    • DM
    • MM
    Written on January 31, 2017

    Danielle Miller

    "Tails is what you need for Linux if your concern in privacy. With this distribution, your internet connection goes through the Tor network and you will have no trace of what you are doing on your computer. You can also use Tails to encrypt files and messages." Read more

    Comments about "Tails" as one of the best Linux distributions for desktop

    DM
    Written on January 31, 2017
    Danielle Miller
    "Tails is what you need for Linux if your concern in privacy. With this distribution, your internet connection goes through the Tor network and you will have no trace of what you are doing on your computer. You can also use Tails to encrypt files and messages."
    MM
    Written on June 22, 2017
    Maria Mitchell
    "I think it is absolutely great. But if the website itself is blocked in certain countries I wonder how practical it would be. Furthermore, I worry whether this would pose a security threat of any sort? As weary as I am of censorship, I also worry about backdoor entrances. But then again, I am all for open access to information... although... why e-mail?"
  • #3
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    • GL
    Written on January 3, 2017

    Jose Kelley

    "Pinguyos is a great OS that's FREE and is really simplistic. If you're just not into linux and you want a FREE OS i would recommend Pinguyos." Read more

    Comments about "Pinguyos" as one of the best Linux distributions for desktop

    JK
    Written on January 3, 2017
    Jose Kelley
    "Pinguyos is a great OS that's FREE and is really simplistic. If you're just not into linux and you want a FREE OS i would recommend Pinguyos."
    GL
    Written on January 18, 2017
    Gloria Lopez
    "My friend told me I should look into Pinguy OS. I don't know how it compares to Linux, but it is pretty good for what it does for me. It's great for beginners like me too. I'm just getting into the Linux thing and this one seems to be newbie-friendly."
  • #4
    • DL
    • JH
    Written on February 23, 2017

    Debra Lynch

    "I was a beginning user of Linux and I wanted a distribution for my desktop. I tried Manjaro and I really liked it. It was understandable to me as a beginner with a friendly support community and an intuitive design." Read more

    Comments about "Manjaro" as one of the best Linux distributions for desktop

    DL
    Written on February 23, 2017
    Debra Lynch
    "I was a beginning user of Linux and I wanted a distribution for my desktop. I tried Manjaro and I really liked it. It was understandable to me as a beginner with a friendly support community and an intuitive design."
    JH
    Written on January 12, 2017
    Joe Hart
    "A great version of linux thats easier to get through without knowing much about it."
  • #5
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    • SH
    • JB
    Written on August 15, 2017

    Mat

    "Zorin is a pain to join any IRQ chat or forum to find out anything. I have been trying for a month to talk or reach anyone on the Zorin website on how to pay for their OS safely since they don't have a secure website. Idiotic how hard it is to register. It keeps saying that an..." Read more

    Comments about "Zorin OS" as one of the best Linux distributions for desktop

    M
    Written on August 15, 2017
    Mat
    "Zorin is a pain to join any IRQ chat or forum to find out anything. I have been trying for a month to talk or reach anyone on the Zorin website on how to pay for their OS safely since they don't have a secure website. Idiotic how hard it is to register. It keeps saying that an email is sent to confirm registration, but none ever arrives (or probably sent). Why all this foolishness????"
    SH
    Written on June 28, 2017
    Scott Hamilton
    "Zorin OS is a decent distribution of Linux for a desktop computer. It's more suited for beginners and people looking for user-friendliness in general. The only problem I have with that concept is that if you're running Linux, you're probably not all too concerned with how user-friendly is. It also makes it harder for new people to learn how Linux works in my opinion."
    JB
    Written on January 9, 2017
    Jordan Black
    "I have been using Windows ever since I knew what a computer is. I thought it was the best for a multitude of reasons. But a close friend of mine wouldn't stop bugging me about using Zorin. I finally gave in and started using it, and I have seen a dramatic increase in performance. I thought my PC was starting to get slower because of all the clutter I had on Windows, but it is just because Windows was too slow. Ever since I installed Zorin, everything seems to run so much quicker."
  • #6
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    • NL
    • WH
    Written on May 27, 2017

    Karen Burns

    "Linux Mint is great! It is easy to use, free and makes Linux itself again, but better." Read more

    Comments about "Linux Mint" as one of the best Linux distributions for desktop

    KB
    Written on May 27, 2017
    Karen Burns
    "Linux Mint is great! It is easy to use, free and makes Linux itself again, but better."
    NL
    Written on January 16, 2017
    Nathan Lee
    "Getting real tired of Windows 10 being super slow, I decided to install Linux on my computer instead. While searching for Linux distributions for desktop I came across "Linux Mint". I installed it and wow! It's so much faster than Windows. Now I can get rid of my headaches once and for all!"
    WH
    Written on February 12, 2017
    Walter Hudson
    "This is a good solution to the problem. Linux Mint is quite accessible to new Linux users, but also diverse enough for power users. Mint has one of the UIs of any distro available, so it is really good to throw on any computer."
  • #7
    • HR
    • KT
    Written on July 2, 2017

    Hannah Ray

    "Ununtu is a great way to help with Linux distributions. I used this and it fixed my Linux distributions." Read more

    Comments about "Ubuntu" as one of the best Linux distributions for desktop

    HR
    Written on July 2, 2017
    Hannah Ray
    "Ununtu is a great way to help with Linux distributions. I used this and it fixed my Linux distributions."
    KT
    Written on April 16, 2017
    Kathleen Thomas
    "Ubuntu is great for a lot of my needs. It helps me test out my software to see if I want to publish it."
  • #8
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    • ZG
    • KS
    Written on February 20, 2017

    Amy Schmidt

    "This actually looks pretty cool, and I would be interested in maybe trying it out. I would prefer to get a better picture of the whole concept before actually purchasing though." Read more

    Comments about "elementary OS" as one of the best Linux distributions for desktop

    AS
    Written on February 20, 2017
    Amy Schmidt
    "This actually looks pretty cool, and I would be interested in maybe trying it out. I would prefer to get a better picture of the whole concept before actually purchasing though."
    ZG
    Written on May 21, 2017
    Zachary George
    "Using linux can be tough and daunting. I love distro because I can use their custom desktop. I provides me a unique experience I can't get anywhere else."
    KS
    Written on March 9, 2017
    Kimberly Shaw
    "THIS IS A NICE UPDATED OS VERSION. SEEMS TO DO WITH WITH OLD AND NEW SOFTWARE."

Summary

Best Linux distributions for desktop
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Arch Linux Software 100 Free
2 Tails Software 73 Free
3 Pinguyos Software 71 Free
4 Manjaro Software 55 Free
5 Zorin OS Software 38 Free
6 Linux Mint Software 28 Free
7 Ubuntu Software 15 Free
8 elementary OS Software 7 Free