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Old 08-04-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
nicuzbona
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Recommendation linux distribution :)


Hello. I use Windows and I want to pass on linux, you can recommend a Linux distribution? I'm a small programmer (age 14) on web. If I help you, I use a quad edition HP Envy laptop. I'm sorry for my english Thx
 
Old 08-04-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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Try Ubuntu Linux first it is the most popular and the most intuitive if coming from windows. You can use command line or point and click if you want. It has the most support for drivers out of all Linuxes and is very convenient.
 
Old 08-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hi,

I have no personal experience with it, "Zorin OS" might suit you. It was started by a couple of guys about your age five or so years ago. I've heard some quite positive reviews. It seems to be primarily aimed a windows refugees. See http://zorin-os.com/. Give it a try, if you don't like it, you can try something else.

HTH,

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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Hi,
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Try Ubuntu Linux first it is the most popular and the most intuitive if coming from windows.
how did you measure these two things? You state them as facts, but they are really just opinions.

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It has the most support for drivers out of all Linuxes and is very convenient.
Again, an opinion stated as a fact.

While Ubuntu has it's strong points I think it is a very bad idea to present opinions as facts to new users.

Evo2.
 
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:47 PM   #5
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When I set up a computer for my son, who had never seen Linux before except over my shoulder, I put Mint MATE and told him he could call me with any questions.

Never got a call.

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Old 08-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #6
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It is a fact that Ubuntu is the most popular, ie unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years. As far as it being the most intuitive for windows users is self-evident if you have ever tried Ubuntu. Therefore, fact. QED.
 
Old 08-04-2014, 11:10 PM   #7
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Hi,
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It is a fact that Ubuntu is the most popular, ie unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years. As far as it being the most intuitive for windows users is self-evident if you have ever tried Ubuntu. Therefore, fact. QED.
You either have very interesting sense of humour or... well, just wow.

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Old 08-04-2014, 11:15 PM   #8
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Try them all mostly free...
 
Old 08-04-2014, 11:35 PM   #9
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You either have very interesting sense of humour or... well, just wow.
Since you found what I said amusing, why don't you amuse me and tell me which distro you would recomend.
 
Old 08-05-2014, 12:08 AM   #10
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I ([opinion]like most Linux users[/opinion]) don't care for Ubuntu but its base (i.e: Debian not s or what have you...)

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:15 AM   #11
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which distro you would recomend.
I didn't think it appropriate to recommend any distro with the limited information I had about the OPs situation. With the information at hand, I thought it reasonable to suggest they try Zorin OS. See post #3.

Evo2.
 
Old 08-05-2014, 12:20 AM   #12
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Talking

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Hi,

I didn't think it appropriate to recommend any distro with the limited information I had about the OPs situation. With the information at hand, ...
Funny that's why I recommended the opposite\every (as if possible.)

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:42 AM   #13
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It is a fact that Ubuntu is the most popular, ie unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years. As far as it being the most intuitive for windows users is self-evident if you have ever tried Ubuntu. Therefore, fact. QED.
Wow... Just wow.....

I've used Ubuntu in the past, and it's a good distro. But there are other distro's which are just as good, if not better. It's all about personal preference. My personal preference is Mint. Runs everything right out of the box. I found it very easy to use as a former Windows user. Didn't need to read any guide whatsoever.

Your claim that Ubuntu is the God of distro's is just..... fanboy much? Or do you own shares in Canonical?

P.S. If we are to believe Distrowatch Mint has been the most used and popular distro for quite some time now. Therefore, fact.
 
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:48 AM   #14
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Recommendation linux distribution :)

Try a few that's the nice thing about Linux choice
 
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:00 PM   #15
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LOL, talk about WOW, now I'm really entertained. Thank you, really guys, thank you... Let's see, let me take if from the top.
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I didn't think it appropriate to recommend any distro with the limited information I had about the OPs situation.
OP is asking a question, I think he provided information that he thought would be sufficient to receive a viable answer.
I don't think he asked a question just to practice typing.
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I thought it reasonable to suggest they try Zorin OS. See post #3.
How original, on the second thought, how predictable, I expected nothing 'more' from you my friend. However, I wouldn't recommend a distro that will be useless to the OP in a month just because it is 'easy to learn'. I am of the opinion that a good recommendation should be 'adaptable' ie contain features that suit both a beginner and an expert, so what you learn as you use the software, is not a waste of time.
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Funny that's why I recommended the opposite\every (as if possible.)
Funny? No, truly hilarious, why haven't I thought of that, if fact next time I am asked for advice to narrow multiple options down to a few, I think I will just reply with 'Why don't you try them all?' LOL, Very logical, and so efficient. Thank you jamison, well thought out.
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Your claim that Ubuntu is the God of distro's is just..... fanboy much? Or do you own shares in Canonical?
I don't care about Canonical and I don't own their shares, yet. But you sound like a true hater. Maybe it has something to do with this? http://www.howtogeek.com/191207/10-o...ions-compared/Grow up and recognize that there are smart and stupid people working for all companies and companies don't suck just because you think they are trying to make money. If that was the case then all people and all corporations would suck, except for bums and volunteers that is, sorry for offending you if you are of the latter type Sands.
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I've used Ubuntu in the past, and it's a good distro. But there are other distro's which are just as good, if not better... My personal preference is Mint
You had me rolling on the floor on this one. By the way did you know that Mint is just Ubuntu with added codecs and drivers, or were you just being funny? And last but not least
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Try a few that's the nice thing about Linux choice
Again, how original, logical and efficient, you really summed it all up. In short you guys made my day. LOL

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