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Old 04-14-2020, 02:57 PM   #16
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That being said, why not Ubuntu for software development?

Visual Studio Code (if you can get past the ick factor of having anything Microsoft-related on your system) is a very well-thought-out and pleasing IDE for which I do believe C# extensions are available. Jupyter Notebook is available via snap, and Anaconda is installable via pip.

Ubuntu may not be a "base" distro in the truest sense of the word - it being a fork of Debian - but it's more likely to make someone who is coming from LM feel at home.
That's a good point. Ubuntu is very popular with developers, and the tools are all readily available. Plus, the support network is top-notch.

However, if he is bored with Mint, he may very soon become bored with Ubuntu as well, haha. Gentoo is GUARANTEED to spice up your life!

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Old 04-14-2020, 03:19 PM   #17
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At first I wanted to switch to Ubuntu, but then I started looking online for other alternatives and there is a lot of conflicting information. Right now I have limited bandwith, but in a few days I will have DSL and will by then decide which distro to download. Thank you all for the helpful information
 
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At first I wanted to switch to Ubuntu, but then I started looking online for other alternatives and there is a lot of conflicting information.
In my experience Ubuntu MATE is the money distro in the Ubuntu family: fast, stable, solid, great configuration options, etc. openSUSE has been my go-to lately, however, with Xfce desktop.
 
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Stick with a base distro: Arch, Debian, Fedora/CentOS, Gentoo, Slackware, openSUSE. I personally prefer Slackware and openSUSE.
Are those the only base distros available, or are there more? If so, which ones are the other base distros?
 
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Are those the only base distros available, or are there more? If so, which ones are the other base distros?
That's pretty much it. There are a few independents such as Solus, Void, and CRUX, but everything is more or less based on the ones I listed. For more info, go to Distrowatch.
 
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:38 AM   #21
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I tried Manjaro but didn't like it. After updating it froze after grub. I reinstalled it and it started freezing on the login screen. I chose Ubuntu 18.04 and am using it without a problem.
 
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EndeavourOS is a easy way to use Arch. It installs as easy as Manjaro

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