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Old 06-16-2015, 01:39 AM   #1
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easy distro for newbie


win 10 user looking for Win similar distro with 'wine' already installed and advice how to install popcorn time!! tried Chaletos
as per the utube video but neither the 32 or the 64 dlds came so
equipped. till I become familiar with Linux progs wish to use Win
software. also tried Cylon but could not install wine. thx ken
 
Old 06-16-2015, 02:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions!

Fedora linux distro would have latest wine packages. Definitely try it.

Also Ubuntu is good candidate.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 02:46 AM   #3
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win 10 user looking for Win similar distro with 'wine' already installed and advice how to install popcorn time!!
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

How about some ice cream instead? That's sounds good on a warm summer evening.

But, seriously, if you meant the bittorrent client described here. it's been shut down and discontinued. Potential copyright infringement (theft) is not a good thing.

Also, take a look at Zorin and Simplicity, they might still have WINE preinstalled.

Regards...

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Old 06-16-2015, 03:37 AM   #4
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Ken, Fedora is seen as a "bleeding edge" distro so make up your own mind. If you want to use wine you need to install it yourself:

Quote:
[tim@lizard ~]$ wine
bash: wine: command not found...
Install package 'wine-core' to provide command 'wine'? [N/y] n
I opted not to install.

Linux Mint and Ubuntu have rave reviews when talking about the migration from windows to linux. They are seen as being friendly to the new user. Nevertheless you will need to trawl the net for some "howtos".

P.S. Win 10?? I thought that was only in a preview stage!
 
Old 06-16-2015, 03:44 AM   #5
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Maybe a "linux" theme on your windows would be a better idea...

I really don't get the "I don't want windows but I want a linux that looks and works the same and runs all the same programs" requests.

If thats the case, just stay on windows.
If you.want something different, then it will be, well, DIFFERENT!
 
Old 06-16-2015, 03:58 AM   #6
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P.S. Win 10?? I thought that was only in a preview stage!
That's correct, the public release of Windows 10 isn't until later in the year, from what I understand.

Regards...
 
Old 06-16-2015, 04:57 AM   #7
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Windows 10 is available in a kind of beta release.
But most modern (desktop) Linux distros have an easy to use desktop environment.

Personally, I find Windows very non-intuitive - so I try to avoid it.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 05:05 AM   #8
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Talking New to Linux OS

Lots of good distros. Linux from Scratch time permitting is going to show you under the hood. Same with Gentoo.'

If you just want to get off and running Ubuntu is what I would use.

Good luck.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 07:54 AM   #9
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Choose a distro that is reasonably well supported.
You can try them straight from USB or DVD, without doing an install anyway.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 08:47 AM   #10
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with 'wine' already installed
Installing wine in almost any Linux distribution is trivial.

Do not look at the relatively complicated instructions available from the wine support site (which are for installing wine in distributions that don't help you install it and/or for getting bleeding edge versions of wine in distributions that easily support only older versions).

In any distribution (or even before choosing one) you will want to know the easy command for installing packages from the distribution's repositories, and if necessary the commands to enable the extra repositories you want. That is all easy to find with a google search or with a question here.

So having some package already installed should not be a factor in choosing a distribution.
 
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:05 AM   #11
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Wine can be a pain in the butt, man. I second the comment about if you want it to work like Windows, stick with Windows. If you want to learn Linux and the desktops you can use for it, forget everything you know and prepare to absorb lots of info.
 
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