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Top 5 Best Linux Distros : Early 2020 [Windows Alternative]

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hey guys what's up welcome to XPS tech

and vineeth around 14th of June

Microsoft officially ended its support

to its most popular release of Windows

which is Windows 7 now it was the most

successful Windows operating system

Windows 7 was released in 2009 and still

after 10 years of its release and three

new versions of Windows out since then

including the current version Windows 10

it has the highest market share among

all desktop operating systems so

understandably not many people are happy

with this news but there's nothing that

you can do about it technically you can

still use Windows 7 if you want but you

won't get any updates or security

patches from Microsoft and in near

future expect many popular apps to drop

their support to Windows 7 so it's not a

good choice for your primary computer

and definitely not for any sort of

commercial use so now there are two

options that you have one is very

obvious that is to upgrade your PC to

Windows 10 and force yourself to love it

or you can take the second option that

is to switch to a Windows 7 like Linux

distro that is not only free but also

secure and less susceptible to malware

infection now if you choose the second

option this video is for you in this

video I'm going to give you my top 5

linux distro which is the best windows

alternative also these distros are

selected strictly from the point of view

of a Windows user there are many other

great Linux distro that didn't make into

this list and that's because they are

not Windows oriented alright so with

that said let's start today's video or

starting off with number 5 at number 5

is the boon to destroy with marketed

desktop no bun to default desktop

environment is known but I have selected

Ubuntu Marty Ubuntu is one of the most

popular Linux distro and has been the

leader for the longest time it is still

the most used Linux distro worldwide the

biggest advantage that you have with

Ubuntu is the availability of huge

number of software packages almost all

software that is made for Linux is

available for Ubuntu so you're not going

to miss on anything and it's not just

the software the support for hardware is

also excellent so most of your hardware

will work out of the box and in case you

do need any dry

for a specific hardware if the hardware

supports Linux it will definitely have

drivers for Ubuntu the second biggest

advantage is the availability of online

support guides and tutorials there are

hundreds of videos and blogs available

online in case you need any help it's a

big plus especially for a newcomer now

I'm going with Ubuntu with marty desktop

environment because it can be easily

customized

it has four or five different layouts

one of which is called Redmond and that

changes the desktop layout to Windows

style which is what we are looking for

it is available for both 64 and 32-bit

systems but the latest version 19 point

10 is available only for 64-bit system

the LTS is the long-term version of

Ubuntu release every two years and is

supported for five years the main

disadvantage of Ubuntu is that it's not

a bleeding-edge distro so software

packages are of little older version and

also it is not among the lightest in

linux distro in the list

the recommended ram for 64-bit system is

3gb but it works well if you have a

modern PC next at number four is one of

the derivatives of boon 2 and a huge

name in Linux world which is linux mint

the mint project started in 2006 so it's

a well-established Linux distro being a

1/2 derivative almost all software

packages that works on Ubuntu works on

mint as well both distros shares a lot

in common technology wise there's not

much difference mint also provides the

same sort of software and hardware

support it is there for more than 14

years now so there are many help

materials available for mint as well the

primary reason for popularity of linux

mint over ubuntu is its homegrown

cinnamon desktop environment cinnamon

desktop shares a lot of resemblance to

Windows 7 desktop the desktop has

windows like bottom taskbar Start menu

and system tree and you have a lot of

customization options to tweak the

desktop as per your preference the other

difference is unlike Ubuntu every

release of Linux Mint is supported for

five years and also all versions are

available for both 64 and 32-bit systems

it also has a marte version and but

cinnamon is its primary desktop getting

to the disadvantages

it is also not bleeding-edge district so

you don't get the latest software

packages however now a boon to and mint

supports flat back and snap packages so

he can get latest version of software's

from these places but there are very few

apps available on these platforms all

right now the hardware requirement is

less than Ubuntu mati

the recommended Ram is 2gb also next at

number three is dip in Linux now it's a

Chinese Linux is true and is infamous

for various reports that came de pinna

was being a spy way and there was a lot

of misinformation and people believing

on hearsay when things started to go out

of hand dip in team did came out with an

official statement clarifying the entire

issue but I think it's a great this true

and among my favorite Linux distro deep

in Linux was based on Ubuntu for a long

time but now the recent releases uses

their bein as it's space dipping is

popular among Linux community for its

gorgeous desktop environment it's very

clean elegant and modern looking with

transparent menus and windows element by

default the bottom dock is in fashion

mode but if you change it to efficient

mode it gives you windows like taskbar

and start menu it is not super

customizable but gives you necessary

desktop tweaks it provides great

hardware support and is one of the most

rapidly changing Linux distro new

versions are released in every three

months each with alternate focus on

performance improvements and UI design

hid dpi scaling works best in dipping it

is one of the first links is to

introduce dark mode for applications dip

in OS currently leads the development of

Linux based technology and does not try

away from experimenting new things the

fact that it has this crazy fast release

cycle really helped them achieve this

and the downside of using dip in OS is

that it's heavy on hardware resources

recommended Ram is 4 GB with 25 GB of

hard disk it does not support 32-bit

system and also desktop customization is

very limited if you have a modern

computer with high resolution screen

this is the most visually appealing

Linux distro out there alright so now at

number 2 it's a very difficult choice

but I'll go with Manjaro KD

unlike other Linux distro that are

from Debian or Ubuntu ecosystem Manjaro

is an arch based Linux distro and

arguably the best arch derivative it's

made for those who want to use Arch

Linux but are not expert enough or do

not have the time to build an arch

system from scratch its primary USP is

that it's a bleeding edge it is true and

that means that software packages are

available for download as soon as they

are released by their developers so you

don't have to wait for a new release of

the distro to get them it is also a

rolling Rodriguez is true which means

that you get quick and regular updates

your system is constantly updating and

you do not have to reinstall the US

whenever a new version is released

hence it is for those users who want to

experience the latest software

technology when Jaros default desktop is

known but I'm going with Manjaro kiri

because of its resemblance to Windows

desktop KD is a well-established and

popular desktop environment for Linux

and it's been there for 23 years now

it's famous for its beautiful looks like

dip in desktop but at the same time it

is customizable to the smallest element

of the desktop if you don't like the

default design you can download a

desktop theme from hundreds of themes

available in KDE store when djaro also

has great hardware support there is a

hardware detection tool which search and

install appropriate drivers for your

hard way last year Manjaro revamped its

website and now you will find many

detailed guides and help information

presented to you on this website it only

supports 64-bit system the only

disadvantage of Manjaro

is that it's a bleeding edge distro

there's always a risk of breaking the

system if you install any package that

is not tested or not compatible all

right and the number one position goes

to Zorin OS it's a distro that is built

specifically for windows user since its

beginning in 2009 it has one aim that is

to be a windows alternative so the UI is

customised to look like windows and it

definitely is the most windows looking

linux distro it is not just limited to

looks but you can also run many popular

windows softwares games and run exe

files on Zorin OS just as you would run

on Windows

although not every Windows app is

supported and the latest version may not

work but older version of popular

Windows app like MS Office does work on

Zorin OS it is based on Ubuntu LTS

release so has a support cycle of 5

years but it is not bleeding edge system

if you are a total newbie and want some

help

Zorin provides an ultimate version at a

price of $39 that gives you installation

support with few additional desktop

layouts Sauron has also announced a new

feature coming to their district that is

called Soren grid which is an

application to control and customize

multiple computers running Zorin OS now

this is particularly useful in large

businesses and school environment where

you have multiple pcs it is an upcoming

feature that is not yet release but I

will be reviewing this feature once it

gets released so make sure you subscribe

to XPS tech channel for that the

hardware requirement to run Zorin OS is

also not high

the recommended RAM usage is 2gb of RAM

and 10 GB of storage

now Sahlin OS supports only 64-bit

system but Zoran Lite which uses xfce

desktop environment has a 32-bit version

as well or so that was all if you agree

or disagree with my choice or if you

think that I have missed any particular

feature of any distro kindly write that

in the comment section below also you

can find detailed reviews of the

destroys that I discussed today on this

channel I'll put the link of those

videos in the description below alright

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