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The 5 Best Looking Linux Distros We Recommend You To Use

I have been using Windows OS for a very long time, oops, primarily from my childhood when I first came to know what a computer is. And I used Mac OS for any development work. But now Linux has changed my entire experience regarding any OS or Desktop Environment. Though Windows OS is very easy to use and a great OS and macOS stands out because of its beautiful look and cutting-edge features. But both the system has created a closed chain that can’t be broken or modified if any users want to as per their requirements and interest. Both the system hinders me from making my system as like as it should be.

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So what to do if I want to flourish my creativity and make a bloat-free system. Here the answer is to use open source Linux, which, both the way, provide me a smooth, customizable, user-friendly OS and also offer me a beautifully crafted, best looking system for my development work and as to use for the daily driver.

Best Looking Linux Distros

I will make a list of the 5 Best Looking Linux distros, which I believe many of our new Linux users may like. But if you are a power user, then I prefer to follow the Best Linux Distro that I recommend using. The below list is based on the best-looking, gorgeous, and beautifully crafted one. It may not be perfect for many Linux users, but it will do daily for average users. So let’s go ahead with the list and get the best one for you.

5. Linux Mint Cinnamon

Linux Mint Cinnamon

Linux Mint Cinnamon is one of the best-looking Linux distros out there. Linux Mint is a fork of Ubuntu, having two variations – Linux Mint Mate based on Gnome 2 and Linux Mint Connection based on Gnome 3. The Linux Mint team develops the Cinnamon desktop environment. This team’s primary goal is to bring the best desktop users experience with a traditional feel and look following the modern interface and sleek beauty. If you have a proper configuration, then go for the Cinnamon desktop environment; otherwise, follow Mate.

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Main Features
  • Comes with some predefined optimization.
  • Regularly updated repository.
  • Offers sleek modern beauty and cutting-edge features.
  • Require a decent hardware configuration.
Minimum System Requirement
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.

Official Homepage Screenshot Download

4. Bodhi Linux

Bodhi Linux

Bodhi is a lightweight Ubuntu-based derivative that offers Moksha, an Enlightenment-17-based desktop environment. This system provides decidedly fewer applications pre-installed. But that doesn’t mean that it supports less usability and flexibility. Bodhi is a beautiful-looking OS with a regularly updated repository. As it’s based on Ubuntu LTS, so users get all the cutting-edge features and stable support.

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Main Features
  • Based on Ubuntu. Offers Best Linux Experience.
  • The software uses the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) rather than GTK or Qt, so they have a unique yet consistent look.
  • Nicely and adequately supports the old machine.
  • Comes a set of pre-packed lightweight applications (Midori, Terminology, PCManFM, ePhoto, and ePad)

Official Homepage Screenshot Download

3. Chrome OS

Chrome OSMany of the Linux users might be astonished to see chrome os on the list. But believe me, Chrome OS is one of the best looking Linux distros, which is entirely out of the box regarding design, desktop environment, app process, cloud-based synchronization, and much more.

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Chrome os is a Linux kernel-based open source os that has been designed and crafted to keep in mind those users who remain most of the time online. It’s made cloud-based to offer a simple, fast, and most secure computing experience to the users. Moreover, this OS is created by tech giant Google Inc.

Main Features
  • Provides a simple, fast, and secure computing user experience.
  • Cloud and web-based OS.
  • Support android apps and games (Selected Devices)
  • Regularly updated and well documented.

Official Homepage

2. Solus OS

Solus OS

Solus OS is one of the decent looking and having minimalistic interface Linux distro out there. This new distro comes with a Budgie desktop environment designed and made from scratch and aims to integrate with Gnome. Solus OS is not based on Ubuntu or Debian; instead, and it has been made from scratch. It is considered to have the same minimalistic interface as Google’s Chrome OS.

Main Features
  • Solus OS is as modern and crispy looking as Google’s Chrome OS.
  • It offers a minimalistic and simple user interface with the Budgie desktop environment.
  • It let users have entirely new and stunning computer experiences.

Official Homepage Screenshot Download

1. Elementary OS

Elementary OS Loki
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Elementary OS has got the No 1 trophy of Best Looking Linux Distro. This OS has both the beauty and crafted Looks of Windows OS and Mac OS. Moreover, it is self-declared as “A fast and open replacement for Windows and macOS” on the official website. Elementary OS is an Ubuntu LTS based open source OS that is powered by the Pantheon desktop environment.

Main Features
  • Offers a Clean and sharp, beautiful UI experience.
  • Comes with vibrant wallpapers and crisp icons.
  • Supports multi-desktop mode
  • Very stable to use as it based on Ubuntu LTS
  • Well documented and regularly updated

Official Homepage Screenshot Download

Honorable Mention

Some Honorable Mentions of best looking Linux distros are given below:

  • Deepin
  • Remix OS
  • Papyros
  • Zorin OS
  • Trenta OS
  • Pear OS

Finally, I must say it is complicated to choose the best looking Linux distro from no Linux variations. There are lots of Linux distros that are simple, beautiful, sleek, and offer cutting-edge features.

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So which one did you like from the above list of Best Looking Linux Distros? Or do you have some other Linux distro to choose from? Let us know your choice and suggestion in the comment box down below.

Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan is an online blogger who mostly writes on Chromebook, ChromeOS, Ubuntu, Linux, and Everything about Trending Technology.


  1. Bodhi is as many people seem to be saying a pretty bad distro. I’m a dyed in the wool MacOS nut, but I do like to play with Linux (started with Mandrake v8), and we have Windoze 10 in the house because of our son (daughter is following in my footsteps – MacOS).

    Elementary I agree is a nice package, and one I do go back to from time to time. PearOS when it was around was my favourite, but sadly no longer an option. Deepin 15.x is good, and one I find a pleasure to use, the install is smooth (as are most these days to be fair). The ONLY problem I have with Deepin is the download agony of the ISO … has to be the slowest around, but once you have it installed it’s great with some nice system tools and management features

  2. Well fellows, in this world today, with “Ransom” attacks increasing daily, there is a real need for a smooth transition escape hatch for the MILLIONS of Windoze users needing a “Windows-like” crossover.
    It appears to me that only one or two options are out there as serious transition aids for us millions: ZORIN and Linux Mint, based on many, many reports here on Distrowatch – a really fantastic resource!

    I’m going to download and test both of these and I THINK in a VDISK ???
    In particular, I’m going to need to delete miles of Windows files on 5 various aged and sized Laptops and a VDISK on a Bigger HP Box with 16G Ram and a 500G Static Drive.
    Wish me luck and any advice!
    I’ll be back…….. 🙂

    Himagain Downunder-in-Oz

  3. Deepin 15.x and KDE Plasma. Elementary and Cinnamon are very nice, as well. Ubuntu Budgie is nicer looking than Solus. Bohdi? Ouch!

  4. Als minimal install of Debian GNOME with paper icon theme would blow them all away. Solus is nice though. Elementary to buggy for my taste

  5. You lost me with Linux Mint at #5. Yes, if you were writing this article 7 years ago, I’d agree that a distro looking like Win7 is very attractive to some, but mint has hardly changed in that time. If you were gonna include one Windows looking distro, maybe KDE Neon would have been a better choice. As for ChromeOS at number 3 it’s only Linux, technically by name, and nobody reading this would interested and that’s pretty lazy of you. Anyway, this superficial fluff is all subjective anyway. I get that OSX look of Elementary is also attractive to some, but not for many. Here’s my subjective favourites of polished distros in no particular order: KDE Neon, Solus Budgie, Antergos Gnome, Archlabs, Peppermint OS, Nitrux OS, Linux Deepin, ElementaryOS…

  6. You didn’t even include the best — Deepin.
    And to include Bodhi?? I realise these things can be subjective, but Bodhi is hideous.

    • Deepin OS is one of the best looking Linux Distros out there. No doubt in this regard. Our list is only for 5 Distros. But again I agree with you.


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