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Linux has its own demand towards hacking. Since introduced, Many linux distributions have been come up with exciting features. This made linux grow its own values from its users.

Many newbies want to get into linux. But they get stuck to choose the best one which suits their needs. Many hundreds of flavors are available in the linux worlds. Each has its own demand and reputation. Among all of those, Kali Linux is the foremost popular distro, which is used by most of the hackers. In this article, I have bought the best linux distro of this year.

“Best Linux distros Of  2017”

#1. Linux Mint

The best distribution around the past couple years is the “Linux Mint”. This OS has made its own demand agaist Ubuntu. Linux Mint is known for its highly polished User Interface. So, it makes a newbie easily to get into linx. This means that Linux Mint is the best distribution for a begiiner who wanna dive into linux.

When i said that Linux Mint is the best disto for beginners, Most of you might taught that it might be the best alternative to windows which includes linux features. Am i right ?

Well, the answer lies in the fact that Linux Mint was created with a goal to provide an out-of-the-box experience to the newbies. Unlike many other Linux distros, you don’t need to install plugins, media codecs, components like Java, etc. This means that it really cares about the average and new users. It turns out to be equally good on laptops and powerful desktops.

There are four major editions of Linux Mint: Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, Xfce

Why Choose Linux Mint?

  • Near perfect desktop experience
  • Cinnamon desktop is a great option
  • Full access to Ubuntu software repo
  • Great community
  • Out-of-box codecs plugins

Visit Linux Mint’s website here.

#2. Ubuntu

Well this linux distribution doesnt need an introduction. Being one amont the foremost linux distro, Ubuntu is widen. Being “Debian-Based” linux distro, Ubuntu is widely famous for it open source network. And even the tech giant, Microsoft has gated Ubuntu’s Binaries into “Windows 10” os. Thins was made to enable Linux subsystem into windows 10.

Every new release and updates are highly lustrous and comes up with advanced features and improvements. The known Ubuntu flavors are Ubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Budgie

Why Choose Ubuntu?

  • Tons of free software in Software Center
  • Vast Ubuntu community
  • Lots of flavors to suit your needs
  • Compatible with most hardware

Visit Linux Ubuntu’s website here.

#3. Zorin OS

Zorion OS calls itself as the best alternative fow Windows and Mac OS. Behalf linux mint, Zorion is the major os which mainly focusses on UI and ready for use features. The os comes with a bunch of apps which we use in our day to day life. Though the interface is completely alike windows, A beginner can make his path easier to adjust into linux.

Zorin OS comes with Zorin Desktop Environment that leverages GNOME 3’s technologies

Why Choose Zorin OS?

  • Focus of user-friendliness
  • Windows-like interface
  • It’s fast
  • Appealing desktop effects
  • Feature packed media software

Visit Zorin’s website here.

#4. elementary OS

With a stunning desktop, Elementary OS is known for its beauty. Apart from its charm, The developers called it as the fastest os in the replacement of windows and mac os.

Unlike other linux distros, There is nothing much to talk about elementary. Point is that this os is clean and lovable. The creators have developed it in such a way that every newbie can easily get into it withoud fear. With the simplier look and UI, The os make a newbie to express his/her love toward it. 😉

Many apps comes preloaded with elementary linux. Most of these apps are also user friendly which even look clean. Overall, The complete interface is clean and unique.

elementary OS comes with Pantheon desktop environment.

Why Choose elementary OS?

  • Visually appealing
  • Stable and lightweight
  • Clean looking desktop
  • Many useful pre-installed software

Default Desktop Environment:

Visit elementary OS website here.

#5. Deepin Linux

Deepin is developed by a Chinese Linux Community, With main motto to provide a best linux desktop experience. One thing that sets Deepin apart is its installation process, which is one of the simplest.

The os offers the best looks with clean icons which appears modern. Deepin linux comes loaded with many useful pre-installed programs like Chrome, Nautilus file manager, Deepin media player, USB Creator, PDF viewer, LibreOffice, etc. Even for the experienced users, Deepin feels like a breath of fresh air. So, go ahead and give it a try.

Deepin Linux uses Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE)

Why Choose Deepin Linux?

  • Deepin’s own desktop environment
  • Beautiful and pleasant experience
  • Custom app store
  • Custom installer and system settings

Default Desktop Environment:

Visit Deepin Linux website here.

#6. Manjaro Linux

Manjoro Linux is often known as Arch Linux for humans. Thousands of professional reasons support it. Manjoro is one of the non-ubuntu linux which suits for newbies. This is one of the fastest growing linux distro all around.

The OS maintains its own packages and is a perfect replacement for windows operating system. Manjaro provides its own installation tool which makes it easier to install all the availabe apps

Major editions of Manjaro Linux are Xfce and KDE. There are other community editions as well.

Why Choose Manjaro Linux OS?

  • Power of Arch Linux without hassle
  • Easy to use
  • Rolling Linux distro
  • Easily switchable kernel
  • Great hardware support
  • Fast growing community

Visit Manjaro Linux website here.

#7. Linux Lite

Linux lite is the best OS which is even compatiable with your old computer. The os can run without any issues on a low-end hardware. The OS is highly functionable once installed. It means that it includes includes Firefox, GIMP, LibreOffice, Thunderbird, VLC media player, etc.

Linux Lite has a menu similar to Windows, making things easier to Windows users who are planning to make dive into the world of Linux. It also provides automatic upgrades for smooth operating. So, if you wish to try out Linux on your outdated laptop/PC, Linux Lite is the right choice.

Linux Lite runs on lightweight Xfce desktop environment.

Why Choose Linux Lite?

  • Very lightweight Linux distro
  • Great choice for Windows users
  • Easy to use
  • Pre-installed software

Visit Linux Lite website here.


Cent OS is the free version of linux distribution provided from the non-free Enterprise version Red Hat Enterprise Linux [RHEL]. For its community servers the distribution is a gold standard. The main focus of this distro is that they provide constant updates through which errors and risks are evapourated.

Visit CentOS website here.

#9. Tails

Privacy has become a major issue in this age of mass surveillance and tracking by marketers (anonymous tracking for targeted content is acceptable). If you are someone who needs to keep the government and marketing agencies out of your business, you need an operating system that’s created — from the ground up — with privacy in mind.

Visit Tails Website here

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