Top 5 Best Alternative Linux Distributions for Windows 10 Users

5. Linux Mint

This list wouldn’t be complete without Mint in it. Let’s just be fair about that. Linux Mint perhaps has an edge here for being the second most popular operating system for newbies in the Linux world which is not too much of a surprise (putting into consideration the original vision of Linux Mint devs – which is essentially an operating system that has absolutely no learning curve to start working immediately).

Linux Mint - A Ubuntu-based Linux Distribution

Linux Mint – A Ubuntu-based Linux Distribution

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and essentially shares a high percentage of the Ubuntu codebase. Mint has been fondly called “Ubuntu done right” over the years which is certainly true when you look at it from the perspective of a newcomer to Linux.

Mint will make you feel right at home once you get a hang of the fair amount of navigation difference that makes it differ from what you’ll mostly find on Windows.

Cinnamon is an in-house DE that ships with Mint, However, there’s the KDE, Mate, and Xfce variants (all of which are configurable to the very core).

The video below gives a brief overview of the Cinnamon experience.

Conclusion

This brings us to the end of our list and while it’s not exactly comprehensive, you can be sure that you won’t go amiss with whichever of the aforementioned distros you finally settle with.

In the event you come across issues installing them or any challenge whatsoever, drop your comments in the box below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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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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