What is the best Linux distro? There are tons of articles, YouTube videos, and social media posts dedicated to this subject. Ubuntu, Elementary, Pop!_OS, and Zorin OS are a few that can consistently be found in best of lists.
Another one that is usually number one or two on many lists is Linux Mint. This distro has three user interfaces that are similar to Windows: Cinnamon, XFCE, and MATE. These are some reasons why these versions of the operating system are considered to be the best distro:
- Users can play DVDs on computers running one of these without having to install additional software.
- They don’t have annoying update warnings that most operating systems flash before their users’ eyes
- It also comes with unique applications that other distros don’t have and runs some applications a little better.
- Warpinator, for example, allows users to share documents with other Linux Mint users on the same network.
- An example of an application that works better is Insync. This application, that syncs Google and Microsoft accounts with different desktop operating systems, will run on almost any Linux distro. However, installing it places an indicator in the Linux Mint menubar that tells if the application is up-to-date, still syncing, or if there is an error. The only other distro that this indicator installs on is Ubuntu.
However, I have another reason why I consider it to be the best distro. It is the most important reason (at least for my situation).Continue reading →