You can get started with Mint here If you’re willing to try a slightly less user-friendly distro, Arch Linux is one of the most popular choices around.
Arch allows you to customise your build using the terminal to download and install packages, and it’s particularly handy for developers and those with older machines who may not want unnecessary packages taking up space.
These guarantee five years of security and general maintenance updates, so you can carry on using your machine without the hassle of running a full upgrade every few months. The current LTS version of Ubuntu (16.04) uses its own Unity desktop interface, which may be less familiar to Windows and mac OS users.
However, the most recent release of Ubuntu (17.10) uses the Gnome 3 desktop environment.
The OS started out as being exclusive to regular x86 desktop PCs, but has since found its way into everything from Android phones to Google Chromebooks.
Linux is based on the Unix family of operating systems, which rose to fame in the late 1970s.
It can also use the Cinammon, MATE, KDE and Xfce environments if you prefer.