My personal favorite in the Debian family, this one is developed by System76 and is based on Ubuntu. However, they did not follow in Ubuntu’s footstep in terms of its snap usage. Instead, most packages are available through apt and some through flatpak which is much nicer on your computer than snap. It’s also a great choice for computers that run on NVIDIA since they have a Pop!_OS version specially made for them, saving you the hassle of figuring out how to make it work (come on NVIDIA, AMD is already playing nice with Linux, why not you too?). You shouldn’t have any issue playing games with this distro.

I think this is the distro I recommend the most to Linux newcomers.

As mentioned, uses apt and flatpak.

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