Top 5 Best Alternative Linux Distributions for Windows 10 Users

3. Elementary OS

Elementary OS is one of the many options poised as a fast replacement for Windows and MAC users alike looking to migrate to Linux.

However, eOS doesn’t have the same conventional windows-like UI like the aforementioned distributions (why it made the third on our list).

Elementary OS - A Ubuntu-based Linux OS

Elementary OS – A Ubuntu-based Linux OS

The operating system is extremely solid and will easily grow on you once you begin using the Pantheon DE (which is elementary’s home-grown desktop environment).

Pantheon is more or less a MAC lookalike and will be mostly befitting to users coming from OSX, however, that doesn’t rule out the fact that windows users can as well enjoy the distro as much.

The most recent release of Elementary OS is based off Ubuntu LTS 14.04 which, of course, means that you’ll be getting updates and security patches for the next five years as it is with most Ubuntu LTS releases.

The latest release is codenamed Freya (named after the Norse Goddess of Beauty, Love, and Destiny) and it’s available For the two most popular PC architectures out there (x86, x64) and quite lightweight too.

For an optimal performance, it’s advisable to have a PC with at least 2GB of RAM and a dual-core Intel SoC or an AMD equivalent.

You can head over to their website later to find out more. In the meantime, watch the short video overview below.

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41 Responses

  1. SparkyOS says:

    Q4OS Linux beats Zorin on Windows Look alike.

  2. joe king says:

    Most programs out there say “you must have windows 10 or better”….so I installed Linux because Linux is better..:)

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