Best Linux Distribution in 2018

Some of the best Linux Distribution You Should try

Linux is an operating system which worked as a intermediate between user and hardware of computer to provide a environment that is easier to use. Linux is one of them, other popular OS are windows and mac OS. What makes linux special is the fact that linux is open source does any developer can come up with any change in it according to their needs. A Linux distribution (often abbreviated as distro) is an operating system made from a software collection, which is based upon the Linux kernel and, often, a package management system. Linux users usually obtain their operating system by downloading one of the Linux distributions, which are available for a wide variety of systems ranging from embedded system (for example, open wrt) and personal computers (for example, Linux Misnt) to powerful supercomputers (for example, Rocks cluster distribution).

Almost six hundred Linux distribution exist, with close to five hundred out of those in active development. Because of the huge availability of software, distributions have taken a wide variety of forms, including those suitable for use on desktops, servers, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones and tablets,as well as minimal environments typically for use in embedded systems. There are commercially backed distributions, such as Fedora (Red hat), openSUSE (SUSE) and Ubuntu (Canonical ltd.), and entirely community-driven distributions, such as Debian, Slackware, Gentoo and Arch Linux. Most distributions come ready to use and pre-compiled for a specific instruction set, while some distributions (such as Gentoo) are distributed mostly in source code form and compiled locally during installation. So without further ado lets dive into the list

But let me tell you first that there is no ranking between them these are just best for some applications while may not be good for other so choose your distro wisely.


  • Ubuntu linux distro

Ubuntu is Debian-based and ships with GNOME as the default desktop environment. One of the most popular Linux operating systems around, Ubuntu improves with every release. The latest releases are designed for desktops, laptops, and hybrids. In short, if you’re switching from Windows or macOS, Ubuntu is probably the first OS you’ll try. It’s even one of the best Linux operating systems for the Raspberry Pi!

There are variations of Ubuntu which employ different environments such as Lubuntu, which uses a minimal desktop environment based on LXDE and a selection of fast, lightweight applications. This places far less strain on system resources than the graphic-intensive Unity.

If you are a newbee and haven’t worked in Linux environment ever than ubuntu is the one you should go for.


  • Fedora linux distro

Fedora uses the GNOME desktop environment by default, but users can easily switch to KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE, and Cinnamon, among others. Custom variations of Fedora, known as Fedora spins, are available for users with particular needs. Fedora Workstation is a polished, easy to use operating system for laptop and desktop computers, with a complete set of tools for developers and makers of all kinds.

The latest version of fedora available at the time of writing the article is fedora 28 which is a very good improvement over the previous versions available. If you are a programmer or coder then considering fedora will be a great choice for you.


  • Elementary OS

If you’re after a distro that gets you away from the use of terminal for most of the things and are not that much into the programming world and just want a great looking operating system, Elementary OS is what you need. It’s probably the most attractive distro around, with a style similar to that of macOS. This operating system’s superb desktop environment is known as Pantheon, and is based on Gnome.

The latest version of Elementary OS is called Loki, which as well as being that bit prettier and neater than its predecessor Freya, has its own application installer UI called AppCenter. It’s a delightfully simple way to install apps outside the terminal, which is handy as there aren’t very many preinstalled.


  • Debian

Debian is an older Linux distribution that comes with the GNOME desktop environment. However, it’s also available with the FreeBSD kernel, and work is in progress to support other kernels such as the Hurd. Debian prides itself on coming preloaded with over 51,000 packages and simple utilities that make it easy to get more.


  • MintOS

Linux Mint is a great ‘default’ distro for new Linux users, as it comes with a lot of the software you’ll need when switching from Mac or Windows, such as LibreOffice, the favoured productivity suite of Linux users. It also has better support for proprietary media formats, allowing you to play videos, DVDs and MP3 music files out of the box.

Linux Mint is an elegant, modern distro that is easy to use, yet powerful. Based on Ubuntu, Linux Mint is reliable and comes with one of the best software managers. Mint has been the top-rated Linux operating system on DistroWatch since 2011, with the vast majority of Windows and macOS refugees choosing it as their new desktop home.


  • OpenSUSE

Previously known as SUSE Linux and subsequently SuSE Linux Professional, openSUSE is aimed at developers and system administrators. For that reason,the security protocol of openSUSE is very very great.

The operating system is divided into two main distributions: openSUSE Leap and openSUSE Tumbleweed. Leap uses the source code from SUSE linux enterprises, which makes it much more stable. New versions are released roughly once a year and are supported for three years, making Leap perfect for business applications.

So these are some of the best linux distros that I found to be good enough to come on this list. I admit that there are many more distros that are very very good but I only compiled those in this list which I have tested and worked on myself . Any suggestions will be appreciated so you can comment down below your feedback.

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Ajay Pratap Singh

Ajay Pratap Singh is currently graduating Bachelors in Technology from Computer Science. He is a tech enthusiast and very much passionate about technology and how technology will change the world.

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