Distrowatch mainly reflects the latest fads among linux distrohoppers.I've been running Windows 7 on this hardware since mid-2016. Host is still win7x64, but just today installed guest w10pro_v1903. Install of w10 vm very smooth and seems to be running great. I've been reading all the suggested what_to_do's to harden w10, now to put it into practice. I think I'm doing ConfigureDefender first. Seems like the ms security on w10 is good once you tweak it. And Ubuntu 18.04 vm has been aok too, although preliminarily it seems that Ubuntu might be lacking some security related apps I was expecting to find in Linux. I'm just having fun playing with vm I get away with running LibreOffice for work (a non-profit so budget is sometimes tight) I see MX Linux is No. 1 at distrowatch. why is it tops? short answer only, I'm too easily confused, eg, how much better or different can it be from Ubuntu??
Nevertheless, MX Linux runs extremely fast and light, to the point that it can even make antique machines usable again. Some people -- such as myself -- really dig the default xfce desktop, the way it is tweaked and customized out-of-the-box in MX. Also, MX has certain unique tools and features not found in other distros. For instance, the software center includes popular non-FOSS apps, such as Google Chrome and Dropbox, and it makes the installation of complex apps such as VirtualBox totally easy. And you can make a live usb that is a clone of your installed system, and it is writable, with usb persistence.