@dm999Sounds as though you've already made your decision...
I think Ubuntu is probably the best for people new in Linux. But if you really want to get into serious things, you should move to Gentoo after that.Moving from Windows 10 to Linux.
My focus is Web Development. I was considering a Mac with macOS; but a Linux user insists Linux is better for this purpose, and other general purposes too. Plus more private and secure.
Mint Linux seems like the best (easy to manage) general purpose, private and secure distro.
I intend to make Mint my main OS for the long run!
I believe Gentoo is the best to learn the system. However, it is true that it takes a lot of time to maintain it.
IMO, the distro that gets me closest to where I want to be, the fastest, is best. Why install a big "pretty" distro, if you have to fiddle and move everything around before you can use it, and is distracting, when another distro that isn't as pretty, but gets you going faster, is available?
No, I'm not a minimalist. But I don't care for big bubbly buttons and and bars that take up precious real-estate. I just want my computer to work, and I don't want to take forever to get it working for me.
Now, here's the kicker. I like Mint. It's not a minimal distro ... but it's also not a cartoon. And once installed, I can have the DE comfortably usable in about 5 minutes. I set up keybindings for my most launched apps, move the task panel to the left, make it really small, and auto-hide it. That's about it. I'm ready to run in about 5 minutes. And I find that I barely even access the task panel, preferring my keyboard for most everything.
Lots of the worlds websites are hosted on Linux servers, so Linux is a good@Brickwizard
Parrot seems very good! Will give it a go!
I really need to clear something.
Linux for web development is better than windows right?
Is linux better than macOS for this purpose?
If so it's good news as i already got a dell workstation!
PS: Plagueos seems quite secure to. But maybe not as functional as parrot.