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Chad Alen

If you’re new to Linux stick with Ubuntu based distros because there’s an endless amount of guides out there. Ubuntu, PopOS, ElementaryOS, Mint or Zorin OS are all good. I’ve tried them all and honestly they are all the same just different desktop environments.

If you are coming from Windows: ZorinOS and Linux Mint will feel most familiar.

If you’re coming from Mac: Elementary OS or Zorin OS (Mac layout)

If you’re a developer and want to be very producitive but open to a new desktop environment: Ubuntu, PopOS, ZorinOS. Gnome desktop is my favorite personally cause its very producitive.

I put ZorinOS in all the ones above because you can switch the layout between Windows, Mac and Gnome. It’s actually really awesome.

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Abhijit Hota Author

Whoa! The thing that shocked me was ZorinOS supported MS Office?!

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Chad Alen

Well it comes with wine preinstalled so it can run most windows apps. You can install wine on any linux distro.

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Abhijit Hota Author

Oh. I was aware of Wine. I thought it supported MS Office without Wine. Thanks for the clarification!

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BigDogBoy

If you're looking for each to use, Windowsesque OS, look at Windows/Linux FX; it's absolutely mind boggling, how "look alike" it is; it's practically a Linux born Windows doppelganger, in both form, "AND" (relative) function. Its' WINE implementation is better, than that of any of I've ever seen. It can run the Windows XP version of pinball, unaltered, "AND" without "any" issues, even sound runs smoothly; first run, OoTB, no issues, no alteration; you can also (just the same as in Windows) edit the in game control keys, and they work!!!!!

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soubhagya1234

Actually in every ubuntu based Linux you can configure for MS office very easily but it is not not working that well as it 8s working in windows. You can use the web version of office for basic things. And for other Linux it is slightly more difficult to set up and zorin is come with the base setup only.

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Christopher Carr

" ... there’s an endless amount of guides out there ..."

The Arch Wiki is pretty darn comprehensive.