Top 10 Most Popular Linux Distributions – March 2017

There are so Many Linux distibution in the market. We have collected ten most popular and best Linux Based Operating System which you can give a try.

Here are these top most popular Linux distribustons.

1. Debian 

Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system that is composed entirely of free software, most of which is under the GNU General Public License and packaged by a group of individuals participating in the Debian Project

Why You should Have to Choose Debian OS?

Stability. The Debian Stable branch has been tested extensively, generally for at least a year, as the Testing branch. The only updates Stable get are mission critical bug fixes and security fixes. This makes it an extremely stable platform.

The Debian Social Contract. A commitment to free software and the free software community. For the community, by the community.

Debian is your way. You get a tremendous amount of choice and configuration options. There is no one “typical” Debian install. Debian is on your terms.

Maturity: The Debian project has been around for a long time and is a stable part of the free and open source software ecosystem.

A LOT of packages. As in 29,000 worth. There’s an old saying, if the project exists there’s a .deb for it.

Debian has been ported to many different hardware architectures. The current Stable release has 11 different ports. Ubuntu on the other hand is focused on the x86, and amd64 platforms.

2. Mint 

Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu that strives to be a “modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Linux Mint provides full out-of-the-box multimedia support by including some proprietary software and comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications;[6][7] however, with the release of v18 “Sarah” some previously included proprietary software such as multimedia codecs was no longer included by default. Its motto is “from freedom came elegance.”

Advantages of Choosing Mint OS are as Follows :

1. Secure, Stable and Safe to use. (there are virus and malware attacks for Linux, how ever it does not take the whole operating system down)

2. You don’t need to constantly trouble shoot, look for hardware drivers when installed on another computer.

3. All the software you need is in the Distributions Repository file system.

4. In most parts of all this it generally runs faster when using programs.

5. Linux Mint (Remaster of Ubuntu) is user friendly and installs the proprietary hardware drivers and software that can’t be install in a Main Line Linux like Ubuntu itself because of copy rights. It’s done for the benefit of the users new to Linux.

6. It can be used to rescue files from crashed hard drives or crashed Windows, provided the hard drive is not damaged.

7. The user has to do something totally dumb and stupid in order to crash the operating system.

3. Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system for personal computers, tablets and smartphones, where Ubuntu Touch edition is used; and also runs network servers, usually with the Ubuntu Server edition, either on physical or virtual servers (such as on mainframes) or with containers, that is with enterprise-class features; runs on the most popular architectures, including server-class ARM-based.

Why You should Have to Choose Debian OS?

1. Better User Interface: A much better interface with HUD which believes that everyone is not using a touch based monitor.

2. Security: Due to the low usage ratio and emphasis on security it has a lower chance of being infected.(Used in nearly all the stock exchanges and big web giants such as Google so be pretty sure on that front)

3. Fonts: The font rendering is much better (infinality patches) or at least at par with windows.(even the defaults look better without the patch)

4. Centralized Software Repository: which you can download and install apps without the hassle of opening the websites every time and adding new Repositories for software which can be updated together from one location.

5. UNIX Environment: Best for you if you are a programmer, and do not need windows for the same. Piping and redirection combined with traditional UNIX utilities are enough to blow anyone’s mind.

6. Cost: Ubuntu is free while you are paying for windows, buy a laptop without an operating system and install Ubuntu on it. It would save money while providing the same quality. Although you can donate if you feel like.

7. Resources: Ubuntu consumes lesser resources and thus is somewhat faster as compared to windows. This can also be used to revive older systems which can not cope up with requirements that windows places on it’s users.

8. Open Source: Linux has it’s source code available at torvalds/linux using it we know that we are using code audited by multiple authorities and people unlike windows where many loopholes might still exist which can be used to exploit it.

9. Runs Without Installing: For Testing we can run it from a DVD or a Pen Drive with which it can act as a portable OS to be used on systems for which we are not sure about the security status. (Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3)


4. openSUSE

openSUSE is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies. It is widely used throughout the world. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing a user-friendly desktop, and feature-rich server environment.

Novell seems to put a lot of effort into developing new, and interesting things to make the linux desktop more usable. One of their biggest selling points is that you can buy a professional looking boxed set from them right on their site, with excellent written documentation. However, there is really nothing feature wise that you can find in Suse that won’t be found in other distributions if it’s worth looking at.

5. Manjaro

Manjaro Linux, is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. Manjaro Linux is based on the rolling release update model similar to that of Arch Linux and uses pacman as its package manager

6. Fedora

Fedora is an operating system based on Linux kernel and GNU programs, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. Fedora contains software distributed under a free and open-source license and aims to be on the leading edge of such technologies

7. elementary

elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It is the flagship distribution to showcase the Pantheon desktop environment.

8. Zorin

Zorin OS is a personal computer operating system based on Ubuntu. Marketed as an operating system designed for users new to Linux-based computer systems, one of the operating system’s built-in features allows users to change the operating system’s interface to resemble those of more popular operating systems like Microsoft Windows. Zorin OS’ creators distribute different versions of the operating system; two of the versions, an “Ultimate” and a “Business” version, are for purchase.

9. CentOS

CentOS  is a Linux distribution that attempts to provide a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). In January 2014, CentOS announced the official joining with Red Hat while staying independent from RHEL, under a new CentOS governing board.

10. Arch

Arch Linux  is a Linux distribution for computers based on i686 and x86-64 architectures. Arch Linux is composed predominantly of free and open-source software, and supports community involvement.


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