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The best linux experience is created when a user picks their “favorite desktop environment” first and fore-most. Everything else falls in place after.

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Glance over the Fedora blog post if you want to check out more random stuff.

After downloading some Linux distros I can say my favorite is Fedora. Personally, I don’t think anyone should pick a “favorite” Linux but instead pick their favorite desktop environment (it’s all about the GUI man!). The actual Linux kernel / distro itself, I think, is more or less irrelevant. The graphic interface is what really leaves the impressions. You can make your Linux Distro look exactly like Mac for example, or Windows or anything else using pling and opendesktop.

I believe, in order to have the absolute best linux experience, you should pick, in this order:

  1. Desktop Environment
  2. Package Manager
    • Snaps do not give user performance
  3. Linux Distro

Favorite Desktop Environments:

I think in terms of raw performance, XFCE is the fasted DE, and KDE is a close follow-up while Gnome, feels a tad bit slower but has some nice stuff to not forget about.

  1. Gnome
  2. Xfce
  3. KDE Plasma (has Wayland or X11)
  4. Deepin

Fedora is smooth and offers, like most other Linux distro’s a “spin” with pre-installed desktop environments and package managers. Fedora makes it very easy to switch desktop environments too!


Favorite Custom Shortcuts

  • Launch BpyTOP gnome-terminal -- bpytop using CTRL + SHIFT + ESC
  • Launch Terminal gnome-terminal using WIN + R

Recently tested Linux Distros:

  • ZorinOS 16.2 Pro
  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
  • Fedora 37 beta
  • Elementary OS
  • Manjaro

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