There are many Linux Distribution out there that one can choose but that also confuses the user who is just getting into Linux and trying it out so previously we talked about the top Linux Distro picks for a beginner and in this part, we are going to be covering Top 5 Best Linux Distros For Laptop.
The main issues that many people face when installing Linux on their laptops are the battery timing and Graphics card issues so we are going to take a look at Top 5 Best Linux Distros that take care of these issue for you so let’s get started.
5. Deepin Linux
Deepin is a Debian-based Linux distro which offers a user-friendly UI, stable and elegant OS for the laptop. It uses DDE – Deepin desktop environment which is based on QT 5 toolkit. Deepin created its desktop environment from scratch for the average users and provides an intuitive design. It comes with some amazing and useful home-made applications set including Deepin software center, DMusic, DPlayer, etc. As the installation process of Deepin is too easy and straightforward, it can be a good alternative to Windows system on a laptop or computer.
- Lightweight and user-friendly Desktop Environment – DDE.
- Easy Installation process.
- All repositories for Debian work on Deepin as its based on Debian.
- Good Alternative for Windows user looking to try Linux.
- Come’s pre-installed with some very useful software for a home user.
- As its lightweight, it’s best for old computers and laptops.
Minimum System Requirement
- Intel Pentium IV 2.0GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo)
- 512MB RAM (1GB RAM)
- 5GB Hard Disk space (20GB Hard Disk space)
4. Zorin OS
If you were a fan of Windows 7, Zorin OS might be the perfect Linux distribution for you. With a desktop interface that will look and feel instantly familiar, Zorin is as beautiful as it is easy to use. If you didn’t like Window 7, you can select a different interface for Zorin OS.
That’s right, included in the Settings window is the means to switch between a very Windows 7-like interface, a Windows XP-like layout, or a traditional GNOME 3 layout. The Desktop theming tool also allows you to switch the title bar buttons from the right side to the left side, enable/disable specific icons on the desktop, and enable/disable desktop animations.
What We Like
- The interface can be changed to suit users taste
- Elegant interface
- An outstanding collection of installed apps
- Windows users will feel right at home
Minimum System Requirement
- 1 GHz x86 processor
- 10 GB of Hard Drive space
- 512 MB of system memory better to have 1 GB(RAM)
- Graphics card capable of 640×480 resolution
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3. Linux Mint Cinnamon
Linux Mint has grown rapidly and according to its the website it has the most user’s surpassing Ubuntu and other Linux OS and is competing against Windows and Mac OS. It is quite stable and has great community support.
Linux Mint makes an effort to straddle the line between stability and power. It’s not too resource intensive, and it is conservative about updates, meaning there is little chance of installing a broken or unstable update that will require tedious system regressions.
Linux Mint further mitigates headaches for users by using an update manager, and by supporting many popular desktop environments like Cinnamon (by far the most popular version of Linux Mint), Mate, LMDE, and KDE, as well as native support for a long list of applications.
- Linux Mint Cinnamon is Ubuntu-based Linux distro, so it will fully compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.
- Comes with a full-packed system including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java, and other components.
- Its installation process is super easy for any newbies to go ahead.
- The desktop environment is really stable and elegant.
Minimum System Requirement
- 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
- 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
- Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
- DVD drive or USB port.
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Manjaro is based on a Linux distro called Arch Linux. It aims to provide latest and bleeding edge software support without letting the system performance down. The base Arch Linux is really fine-tuned for advanced usage. It not that user-friendly but doesn’t need a long learning curve.
Moreover, Manjaro’s features the ability to automatically detect your system’s hardware, and install the appropriate software just like a Windows-based machine. It’s also backed by a large software repository developed specifically for this distro, and a community that will gladly help both newcomers and advanced users.
Manjaro even offers three “official” flavors: The XFCE Edition that’s fast and lightweight, the heavier KDE Edition that’s more media-focused and visually appealing, and the GNOME Edition with a highly-customizable user interface.
1. Ubuntu Linux
There is no list of Linux distributions that would be complete without the inclusion of Ubuntu. It is based on Debian Linux and many of other Linux distributions are based on Ubuntu. It is one of the most user-friendly and most stable distributions out there.
A recent iteration of Ubuntu (18.04, aka Bionic Beaver) makes outstanding use of the GNOME 3 desktop, with a decidedly Ubuntu-like look and feel. Instead of only having the GNOME Dash for which to open applications, the developers added a handy dock to the left edge of the desktop, where Favorites are pinned.
Like all good modern operating systems, Ubuntu includes its own app store, called Ubuntu Software, where thousands upon thousands of applications can be found and installed. Although the Ubuntu Linux desktop might not look immediately familiar, anyone that has used a computer or mobile device will feel immediately at home, with nearly zero learning curve involved.
There are two releases of Ubuntu one is LTS (Long Term Release) and then there is normal release the is supported for 6 months or a year.
- Great community support
- Nice and simple design
- Easy installation