I have used OpenSuSE, Sabayon, Debian, Fedora, Mandrake, along with a few others that I didn’t keep very long, hence forgot their names. I am now using TrueOS, which is Unix, but runs all the Linux apps that I like using. I like the fact that it is using the ZFS file system. It is supposed to be self healing, but I haven’t had the time to quite figure out how that is supposed to work, yet. All I know is that it is far more stable than both Win 7, and 10. I have regulated Windows to only being a gaming platform and free telephony device.
I do all of my work on TrueOS, online purchases, and in the process of writing a book with LibreOffice. It is a desktop on top of server of FreeBSD. TrueOS I would say that it is easy to use and to install. One major problem though, some of the games can be difficult to close out so that you can get your work done, like Shisen-Sho. I am soo addicted to it. that and most of the other Mahjongg games that I have come across.
I know that this area is about Linux, but BSD does run Linux applications. And if you do decide to give it a try, I am the last gut that you want to call for help. I am learning most of it by trial and error. Ever since I got roped into Linux, way back when there was Mandrake 8.2, I think it was around in 2000. I was always wanting to be on the cutting edge, that I was always hacking and slashing my system and jamming things where they didn’t belong, but some how it would still work till I would do something really stupid, like shrink my /home partition and expand my /swap partition, and wonder why some stuff vanished.
What I am saying, I broke more systems than you could shake a stick at. Then after my guru passed away, it hurt too much to be in Linux. I went back to just Windows, and once I got fed up with it again, it still hurt to go back into Linux, but my guru, before he passed had told me that I would be great in Unix. He was one of the main developers for DragonflyBSD, and did stuff for FreeBSD as well.
And if you wonder why I kind of telling a bit of history, I am an old guy, will be 67 this year. We old guys blab a lot. LOL Just give TrueOS a try, and if you like it, great, if not, then there are others out there. Just about anything is better than Windows. Why? Because you are in control, not Windows. Enjoy!