Ubuntu Blogger Chooses the 5 Best Linux Distros of 2022 – Slashdot


Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland shares an article listing “the five best Linux distros of 2022” — as chosen by the editor of the blog omg! ubuntu!

“Spoiler: they’re not all Ubuntu-based!” the article begins, also noting that it’s not a ranking of superiority of importance, but rather “giving a shoutout to some of the year’s best Linux releases.”

Its top-listed non-Ubuntu distro?

Fedora Workstation 37
Fedora Workstation is a flagship desktop Linux distro for good reason: it’s robust, it’s reliable, it’s impeccably produced — it distills what a lot of folks seek most: a “pure” GNOME experience, delivered as devs intend, atop a strong and stable base.

Autumn’s offer of Fedora 37 Workstation features GNOME 43 — an update that majorly improves the GNOME Shell user experience with Quick Settings. There’s also a more-featured Files rebuilt in GTK4/libadwaita; a revamped Calendar app; a Device Security panel; Raspberry Pi 4 support; GRUB instead of syslinux on BIOS; and more.

Folk often overlook Fedora Workstation because, as Linux distros go, it’s rather understated, unassuming, and drama-free. Yet, it is a finessed and functional distro that forgoes fancy flourishes to focus entirely on its performance, its integration, and its cohesion.

If you’ve never tried Fedora you’re missing out, so sort it!

There were two other non-Ubuntu distros on the list:

  • Manjaro 22.0 ‘Sikaris’. “As Arch-based Linux distros go Manjaro is one of the best…. Everything from the shell to the package manager to bespoke touches and apps are cohesive, considered, and choreographed. Manjaro 22.0 isn’t just a distro, it’s an experience.”
  • Linux Mint 21. “As well as being easy to use, Linux Mint ships with an interesting selection of pre-installed software that aims to cover most users’ needs, including some homegrown apps that are rather special.”

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