Tier One

1a. Porteus-v5.01 – Cinnamon DE with Kernel 6.5.5 – Porteus keeps getting better! #1 in ‘Portability & Linux Tester‘ category. Main Linux working OS for me. ‘Companion‘ OS for Win10/11 & for Linux tests.

1b. Fedora Cinnamon SPIN – the GUI dnfdragora package manager keeps improving.

Tier Two

2a. SparkyLinux 6.3 & 7 Cinnamon 

2b. Nobara Linux 36 – ‘New modified version of Fedora Linux, for normal point & click users, and tailored for gaming, streaming, and content creation experience out of the box.

2c. Manjaro Linux KDE Plasma 22.1.0 – “Plasma is a Desktop” – It has been stable thru several versions.

Tier Three

3a. Ultramarine Linux: Based on Fedora®

3b. FossaPup64 9.5 (AKA Puppy Linux 9.5)#1 in ‘Portability & Rescue’ category. If Puppy ever added a Cinnamon Desktop Environment (DE) it would probably be #1 in the Desktop Duty category ‘n #1 in the Portability & Rescue category, i.e. I probably wouldn’t need a Top 10 list! 🙂

3c. Slackware 15.0 Stable w/ KDE Plasma – Terminal work involved, but a wonderful Linux OS to work w/.

4a. Vanilla‘ Arch Linux Cinnamon

4b. Alpine Linux version 3.19.0


Tier Four

5. EuroLinux Desktop 9.0 – EuroLinux Desktop, or Enterprise Linux for Windows users‘. Incredible GNOME desktop!

6. AlmaLinux 8.6: ‘NVIDIA driver & KDE Plasma DE‘ 

7. CentOS Stream 8 KDE Plasma 

Tier Five

8. KaOS 2022.06: perfect ‘KDE Plasma Trainer‘ for interested Linux users & a great little Linux OS for potential Windows users.

9. PCLinuxOS 2022 – KDE Plasma: ‘Radically Simple‘ & ‘So cool ice cubes are jealous‘: added 7/25/2022.