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Old 04-05-2018, 10:04 PM   #1
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Please help i want to know What is the best distro for Linux new user?


Please help i want to know What is the best distro for Linux new user?
any website that i can check on this?
 
Old 04-05-2018, 10:19 PM   #2
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Please read the link in my signature. I hope it helps

Edit: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ro-4175623119/

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Old 04-05-2018, 10:30 PM   #3
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If you ask 10 Linux users that question, you will get 15 answers.

I usually recommend Mint, Mageia, or Debian. Gary Bushey of the Going Linux podcast really likes Ubuntu MATE. (By the way, if you are new to Linux, that's a great podcast to subscribe to. I never miss an episode, even though I'm no longer new to Linux.)

I started with Slackware, quite by accident (whatever I tried first I forget what it was failed to install), and am glad I did. Once you understand Slackware, no other distro will ever intimidate you, because Slackware teaches you how to figure stuff out. Figuring stuff out is a valuable skill.
 
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:28 AM   #4
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I also started with Slackware, more than 17 years ago, with little PC knowledge and no internet, and it worked great.
If the new user can do the Slackware installation by itself and/or following a guide, then is more than capable of using Slackware as first distro.
If not, go with Mint. Literally my mum can use it, and she hates computers...
 
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:16 AM   #5
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AntiX or MX Linux.

It has it's own forum & lots of 'How To' videos.

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
 
Old 04-08-2018, 10:00 AM   #6
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Thanks guys for the information, it helps a lot. Cheers!
 
Old 04-09-2018, 07:45 AM   #7
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any website that i can check on this?
Yes.
https://distrochooser.de/en/
 
Old 04-09-2018, 12:30 PM   #8
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I recommend Mint and PCLinuxOS because you can see what you're getting and how to use it in advance:
https://linuxmint-installation-guide....io/en/latest/
https://linuxmint.com/documentation/...glish_17.3.pdf
or
https://download.tuxfamily.org/linux...User_Guide.pdf

You'll note that I'm not just recommending what I prefer for myself!

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Old 04-11-2018, 06:39 PM   #9
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If you are looking for a Distro that will just work and has an app store with alot of applications get Ubuntu.

Now if you want to get a very fast lightweight very easy to use (looks and acts a lot like windows 7 and xp but way faster, uses wayyyy less power and does not require as much storage.) distro then get Bodhi linux. Another is Puppy Linux but it is a live os specifically and can be really hard to actually get it to install.
 
  


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