what is the best linux distribution for Beginner?currently I am trying to get familiar with solus Gnome

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    Sorry, there is no best. We have no idea what your criteria are and you will have to tell us. Please read this and edit your question.
    – user416
    Apr 30, 2019 at 7:06
  • Linux Mint is generally considered to be a good beginners distro
    – Mawg
    Jul 31, 2019 at 12:53

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Linux Mint is great. I use it on my PC and my laptop and I have no complains. After some configuration it looks gorgeous too.

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    I installed Mint on my mothers computer and never heard any complaints, and she is a beginner.
    – pLumo
    Apr 29, 2019 at 15:37

It depends on:

  1. where you are coming from (Windows/OSX/etc)
  2. what you are a beginner at (system or software development/Non-CS academic research/everyday use/etc)

My one-fits-all answer to your question would be an Ubuntu version to familiarize yourself with nuts and bolts of Linux and then depart from there based on your specific needs.


There is no easiest or best. However as a personal recommendation I'd say give Elementary OS a try, because:

However if you really like the MS Windows interface you might be better of using Ubuntu + GKT + this Windows theme


Speaking from personal experience with different Linux distributions for 12+ years now, I'd vote for Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Easy to install, both distributions are very user friendly and have almost everything you need in terms of apps to begin your Linux experience. Never had an issue with either distribution.

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