Clear Linux OS
is quite an impressive Linux distribution. It specializes in optimized Intel CPU performance, which is honestly what grabbed my attention, but their focus is mostly towards developers. Compared to Ubuntu, the difference is quite noticeable on both my laptop and my desktop.
It's still in its infancy as I believe it's only been available to the public for about 4 years, so bare in mind that some simpler tasks that can be done in Ubuntu will require some more terminal dirty work. However the reward is well worth the extra effort, and once you're done, you're done!
Give it a spin on a spare drive or in a VM, you may be as impressed as I am!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxA-vim715w&feature=emb_logo
Oh, and another really cool thing about this distribution is the way you can factory reset it.
You can delete /etc/, and /var/, and then use swupd repair
I'm not entirely sure if this is unique to Clear Linux OS, or if this is true with all/most other Linux distributions. Regardless, it's the first I've heard of this and seemed heavily implied that it's unique to Clear Linux OS here...https://community.clearlinux.org/t/how-to-go-back-to-clear-linuxs-factory-settings/2068/2