When it comes to Linux operating systems, most of us are familiar with a few or have used a few Ubuntu and Linux Mint topping the list of the Linux distros that we know.
Today I will share other options that can be used instead of this and i have to tell you that they are as good as Ubuntu and Mint.
There are many options out there but i want to only share 9 distros:
1. Zorin OS
Zorin OS is without question one of the best Linux distros currently available. It has everything to offer a nice usable experience to users coming… from Windows or Mac OS.
With the Zorin Desktop environment, it’s easy to do just about anything with your computer. Zorin Appearance lets you change the desktop to resemble the environment you’re familiar with, whether it’s Windows, macOS or Linux. Zorin OS has been designed to fit the way you use your computer, so you won’t need to learn a thing to get started.
Zorin OS comes pre-loaded with powerful apps out of the box. Even more apps and games are available from the built-in Software store, so you can do just about anything with your Zorin OS computer.
Nitrux is a new Linux distribution with focus on design. It introduces Nomad desktop which is built on top of KDE Plasma 5 and Qt.
Here are some of the main highlights of the Nitrux:
- Based on Ubuntu dev branch
- Uses the latest KDE Plasma for its Nomad Desktop
- Has its own Nomad firewall with ability to use profiles, quickly enable or disable the firewall, easily set incoming and outgoing rules, view which applications are listening on which ports, as well as to effortlessly add or remove rules
- Focus on universal packaging and hence uses Snap in the revamped software center.
- Sort of rolling release model
- Available for 64 bit systems only
3. Feren OS
feren OS is a British-made Linux Distribution that uses Linux Mint Cinnamon as its base. Linux Mint is renowned for its stability and choice of base making it one of the best distributions in the Linux World. feren OS is a beautifully designed Operating System with a clean look and feel that gets better with every release. With feren OS, you already know where things are, and if you don’t, it’s really easy to get used to feren OS. With feren OS you can enjoy your computer always being on the latest feren OS as the OS continually updates for the life of your device.
4. KDE Neon
KDE Neon is the latest and probably the best technology the KDE Community has developed. The KDE Neon project is intended to provide users cutting-edge features on a highly configurable and yet stable desktop in a single package. The packages made in KDE Neon are based on Ubuntu and are not compatible with other Linux distros such as Arch Linux and OpenSUSE.
Solus is an operating system that is designed for home computing. Every tweak enables us to deliver a cohesive computing experience. It comes with the latest version of the free LibreOffice suite, so that you can work on your documents, spreadsheets and presentations right away. More software’s can be downloaded from the software center in Solus OS
Deepin Linux is an open source, Chinese Linux distribution that aims to offer a clean and visually appealing interface to Linux users. The latest release of Deepin introduced a new blur and transparency style to the Control Center and desktop, which makes the overall look more appealing. It features homegrown desktop named “Deepin Desktop Environment,” or DDE.
Deepin Linux, one the prettiest Linux distros around, also comes with Hot Corners and Gestures that make your Linux desktop experience refreshing. Another striking feature of Deepin is its pleasing installer that makes sure that your experience isn’t sub-par at any stage. It comes with Deepin Store that provides lots of applications that aren’t available in Ubuntu Store.
7. Maui Linux
Maui Linux is a desktop Linux distribution based on KDE neon and featuring KDE’s Plasma desktop. It was created in August 2016 as a continuation of Netrunner’s Kubuntu-based “Desktop” edition, but it was re-based on KDE neon which is a more cutting-edge project with frequent updates and a semi-rolling release model. Besides providing a KDE-centric distribution with many popular KDE packages included on the live DVD, the project also focuses on integrating non-KDE software, such as Firefox, Thunderbird or VLC with the underlying infrastructure of the Plasma desktop.
8. Elementary OS
Elementary OS is probably the most popular Ubuntu-derivative after Linux Mint and Zorin OS. It promotes itself as a “fast and open” replacement for macOS and Windows. There are tons of Linux distros around that are widely used, but elementary OS focuses mainly on non-technical users and young developers who are new to the open source world.
This beautiful Linux distro borrows some tricks from macOS for its slick interface that prefers to deliver a clutter-free experience to the users. The OS ships without many default Ubuntu applications, replacing them with many lightweight alternatives. It comes with the homegrown Pantheon desktop environment that looks polished and delivers with a lightweight experience.
Pop!_OS is the youngest member of this collection of the most beautiful Linux distributions from System76. This operating system came into the existence when Canonical decided to ditch Unity and more to GNOME. To provide a customized and fresh experience to its customers, Pop!_OS came into existence.
While its desktop is based on GNOME, it bears a distinct appeal and minimalistic approach. If you’re bored with your current desktop and an Ubuntu-based and cool looking Linux distro appeals you, look no further.
The order in which the Distros are arranged doesn’t mean that it’s the way they perform or as per their superiority and features they offer. The arrangement and order is just random. Preference and test will depend on a specific user.
If you need more information or clarification just leave a comment and I will get back to you.