First, there are no other Linux Distros even close to Ubuntu 18.04.2 as the primary Linux Desktop OS. The facts speak for themselves, e.g. popularity, support (both financially and 10 years of long-term), user base, OEM base, stability, any Desktop Environment (DE) you might want, Ubuntu can be installed on a USB with ‘Persistent’ storage, etcetera etcetera etcetera. So, after my #1 Top Linux Distro, Ubuntu, I move on to the specialty type of Distros – i.e. why putting Zorin or Mint or Manjaro into the #2 spot when none of them are close to Ubuntu is probably not going to happen within the next 10 years. BionicPup is the best ‘Portable’ Linux OS around – reliable, fast, incredibly stable, no pass word requirements, no qualms about going into another OS (Windows or Linux) and fixing any problems, and the list of reasons to keep Puppy/BionicPup around is just too long to write about. Oh, did I mention it works as good on a USB or CD or DVD as it does on a SSD? I keep it on a USB – can quickly plug it into any of my 4 PCs and 1 Laptop for whatever reason/s, and stick it in my pocket if I go help someone with computer problems.
Hey, is that a Puppy in your Pocket!?
With the Karmi’s Top 2 spots locked in for at least another decade, I can move on to the rest. Kodachi held the #3 spot for awhile, but Zorin OS 15 ‘kicked down the door’ of the Top 10 with its specialty performance as a Linux OS for Windows Newbies – not to mention its performance giving me the idea to create the Karmi’s Top 3-5 Linux Distros for Windows Newbies page. BTW, it looks like Zorin OS has locked down that #3 spot for a very long time also.
Since the Part lll begins post, the blog has shifted to a main focus of providing info for interested Windows Newbies, especially with WIN7’s support ending in about 6 months. That also gives Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros and Karmi’s Top 3-5 Linux Distros for Windows Newbies an equal value rating.
Rule of Thumb – if you can’t install Ubuntu on it, then you can’t install any Linux Distro on it.