The 5 Best Linux Distribution for Desktop in 2017

There are many great Linux distributions released in year 2017. On this post, we are going to summarize some great Linux distributions that released in 2017. We have Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint and some other distribution. We also include some distributions that still in Beta or development stage. Let’s get started and welcome to our pick of The 5 Best Linux Distribution for Desktop in 2017. 

The Best Linux Distribution for Desktop in 2017

Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

In our first list of the best Linux Distribution for Desktop in 2017 we have Ubuntu 17.10. The new version of Ubuntu 17.10 code name Artful Aardvark is the latest stable version of the most popular Linux distro, Ubuntu. This version was released in October 2017. 

This new Ubuntu comes with GNOME desktop environment replacing the Unity Desktop. Starting from Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu team decides to use Gnome as the default desktop on their distro. Well, this is a good move since Unity is not user friendly and many complaints about the usability of the Unity. 

Ubuntu 17.10 Features

  • Gnome Desktop
  • Linux Kernel 4.13 series
  • Performs better on virtual machine compared to previous version
  • Easy to use
  • Can be customized very easy. Read our Best Ubuntu 17.10 Themes for more info.
  • Great for Linux beginners

Ubuntu 17.10 comes with many variants or flavors. You can download Ubuntu 17.10 ISO and its variants from the following link.

Fedora 27 Workstation

The new version of Fedora 27 was released in November 2017. It’s also a great Linux distribution for Desktop. Fedora 27 brings many improvements, bug fixes and performance upgrade. It has Gnome version 3.26 as the default desktop environment. 

Fedora 27 Features:

  • Stable and powerful for Desktop
  • Lightweight 
  • Brings Linux Kernel 4.13 series
  • Easy to install and easy to use
  • Good for beginner
  • Runs well on Virtual machine

Download Fedora 27 ISO

You can download the latest Fedora 27 ISO using the link we provided below. 

Linux Mint 18.3

Linux Mint developer also releases the new version of Linux Mint 18.3 this November. The new Linux Mint 18.3 code name Sylvia is still in Beta version when this article is being written. There are several official releases with different desktop environment. You can choose from MATE, Cinnamon and some others. Linux Mint 18.3 brings a lot of improvements such as better Software Manager, flatpak support and a new backup tool. More information about new features in Linux Mint 18.3.

Linux Mint has become a major Linux Distribution and gains more popularity in last few years. Linux Mint is a user friendly Linux desktop that offers a simple and lightweight desktop. Not only that, this distribution also comes with a beautiful design. 

Best Linux Distribution for Desktop in 2017

Linux Mint 18.3 Features

  • Simple and lightweight
  • Beautiful design
  • Great for newbie
  • Many new features
  • Stable and powerful

Download Linux Mint 18.3 ISO

You can download Linux Mint 18.3 ISO using the link below

Deepin 15.5

We put Deepin15.5 in this Best Linux Distribution for Desktop in 2017 list. If you are new to Deepin, we recommend you to try this distribution. It’s developed by Linux community in China. Deepin is the best looking Linux distribution for the last few years. They develop the brand new desktop environment called Deepin Desktop.

Deepin 15.5 is still in Beta but we can download and try this distribution on our computer. There are many new features on this version. You can read the whole new features of Deepin 15.5 here.

Deepin 15.5 Features

  • Beautiful desktop
  • Easy to use
  • Stable
  • Great for newbie

Download Deepin 15.5 ISO

Please note that this is the development version of Deepin 15.5. We will update this post when the final release is available. You can download the ISO using the link below.

Manjaro 17.0.6

Last but not least on this list of The Best Linux Distribution for Desktop in 2017 is Manjaro 17.0.6. Manjaro is a user friendly Linux for Desktop based on Arch Linux. Don’t be wrong, Manjaro is very easy to use start from the installation to the usage. If Arch Linux installation is a pain for new users, Manjaro will eliminate that with a user friendly Calamares installer. There are various flavors you can choose such as XFCE, KDE, GNOME and some others. Manjaro is a rolling release distribution which delivers updates in a simple way. Install once and you will get future updates automatically. 

Manjaro 17.0.6 Features

  • User friendly
  • Simple and beautiful
  • Stable

Download Manjaro 17.0.6 ISO

To download, please visit the link we provided below.

Final Thoughts

Switching from Windows to Linux is now getting easier. Many new Linux distribution that comes with a nice user interface, easy to install and very easy to use. Ubuntu, Fedora, Deepin, Linux Mint and Manjaro are our favorite distributions. But actually there are many more distros out there for you to choose. Thanks for reading this article of The Best Linux Distribution for Desktop in 2017. 

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