Hello users,

Any recommendations for beginner-friendly easy-to-use easy-to-install well-supported Linux ?

(Apart from )

@switchingsocial I'm currently using Debian 16.04 and I'm doing great. I'm not very friendly with Linux use but did just fine. So it's great I guess. And it has a lot of great features and a easy way to install them from the store that it's already marked on the browsers favorites

@switchingsocial I think Ubuntu is best if you need "beginner-friendly easy-to-use easy-to-install well-supported"

I'm a beginning Linux user and Elementary has been a positive experience.

@switchingsocial Many people recommend Linux Mint.

Personally I recommend #Fedora. With the fedora media writer it's easy to install, with an active community around all the fedora services (, including #fedoraMagazine and, it's easy to use, and of course it's well supported, thanks to #RedHat ^^

But as I said, that's just my opinion ^^


I have found that this question is actually age related. I help people crossover a lot in my local community.

The middle age chaps who are exposed to Mac tend to like Elementary OS, older generation tends to feel more at ease with Zorin OS and Linux Mint.

Quite a few have shown interest to move from Ubuntu to Debian after they were on Ubuntu for a while and started reading about stability and such.

I find myself more at home with Debian / Arch / Fedora in that order. 😀😀


I went in as a Linux beginner to #debian and while there was a bit of a learning curve, the community and info out there made it very easy to pick up what I didn't know.

But do tend to go for #ubuntu or #xubuntu if I need an easy quick install for something or someone else #windowstolinux

#MX-linux if you want everything tweaked up out of the box.

@switchingsocial Only insane people run Gentoo. So I wouldn't recommend it until you become insane. Unless you want to speed up the process... It's what I run.

@switchingsocial It's based on #Ubuntu, but #Xubuntu isn't bad, as far as the desktop maybe being a little more familiar for people coming from Windows. I've also been using Fedora lately, which is #Gnome based but seems pretty solid.

It is based on Arch but has a more friendly installer.
I think it is better suited than *buntu, since it is rolling release and therefor users don't have to worry about wether they are on the latest version and do not have to migrate their systems every two years.

@switchingsocial linux mint is pretty good, i've heard good things about manjaro too but i haven't used it extensively myself
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