I've tested almost all distros listed on Distrowatch. The best are:
1) Solus - no-bullshit desktop. This one works as a drop-in replacement for Windows
2) Void - minimal but easy-to-use. This one does everything Arch does, but better
3) Alpine - as minimal as Linux gets, still more user-friendly than Arch or Gentoo. This one is only suitable for a barebones desktop>
Don't listen to any of these anons. Fedora is made by RedHat who has ties with NSA. Ubuntu is made by Canonical who used to send OS usage statistics to Amazon. I would recommend Arch but if you have never used Linux before then you will almost certainly find Arch very difficult to install, let alone use after installing. So I would recommend Manjaro first, then get used to installing packages using pacman (instead of pamac), then when you feel comfortable using the terminal, have a go at installing Arch.
Even better, go or Artix instea. They have 'minimal installations' that use a graphical environment fr the installation, so it's very easy to install. Or you can grab a base image if you want a more challenging but also more customizable install.>
1. Download this:
2. Use DD if linux or download rufus if windows: