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wsinicin 02-15-2016 01:51 PM

Best distro to use for Linux beginner
 
I am looking for the best live cd distribution to boot on my laptop.

Habitual 02-15-2016 02:00 PM

http://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php

Blitzig 02-15-2016 02:02 PM

I started with Fedora and would probably recommend it as well to start of with if you are new with linux.

ardvark71 02-15-2016 02:05 PM

Hi...

Welcome to the forum :)

First, please read the information here. The more details we have the better we can help you. ;)

An important consideration is your hardware. What is the brand and model (and model number) of your laptop?

Regards...

linuxteen 02-15-2016 06:18 PM

The usual suspects like Mint, Zorin, and PClinuxOS.

These distros will have codecs and the proprietary drivers out of the box to handle most things.

Later on, you can move to intermediate+ distros like arch, slackware, and crux.

I'm surprised the mod don't have a sticky thread on this topic yet. It's asked numerous of times.

beachboy2 02-16-2016 09:59 AM

linuxteen,

There is already a "sticky" about beginner distros.

It is included in this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...xp-4175502495/

DavidMcCann 02-16-2016 11:44 AM

I'll second the advice on using Mint or PCLinuxOS, since both have good, simple documentation and are aimed at the average user.
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
http://www.pclinuxos.com/
PCLInuxOS has its documentation in the installation medium.

Do not consider Fedora: the installer is confusing, the support period too short, and it tends to be experimental.

You might like to look at this post of mine, too
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post5479718

jamison20000e 02-16-2016 12:31 PM

Hi.

Only opinions on that exist but if you are gonna run live try the top 25, free:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...n_Timeline.svg
plus first link in my signature.

Best wishes and have fun! ;)

linuxteen 02-16-2016 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beachboy2 (Post 5501047)
linuxteen,

There is already a "sticky" about beginner distros.

It is included in this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...xp-4175502495/

Thanks I was not aware of it.

But It should have a more descriptive title for a linux newbie. Some people who may not be tech savvy may not know what open source is which is in the sticky thread title.

Something like:

Linux Distros for Beginners to Linux

Liunux Distros For Folks Moving from Windows XP



Quote:

Originally Posted by DavidMcCann (Post 5501096)
I'll second the advice on using Mint or PCLinuxOS, since both have good, simple documentation and are aimed at the average user.
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
http://www.pclinuxos.com/
PCLInuxOS has its documentation in the installation medium.

Do not consider Fedora: the installer is confusing, the support period too short, and it tends to be experimental.

You might like to look at this post of mine, too
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post5479718

Yeah! They also publish a FREE magazine every month for PClinuxOS users.

http://pclosmag.com/index.html

actinide 02-16-2016 04:49 PM

I started with Ubuntu but now I'm on Mint 17 Xfce LTS release and everything is going great try it you'll like ;)

patchthekernel 02-16-2016 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by actinide (Post 5501250)
I started with Ubuntu but now I'm on Mint 17 Xfce LTS release and everything is going great try it you'll like ;)

I use Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon. Mint is great. But I am more of a BSD user.

BW-userx 02-16-2016 09:41 PM

if that isn't a loaded question I don't know what is.

It doesn't really matter. Any general non specific curtailed distro will do.

Either you're going to screw it up then learn from it or not screw it up and hopefully learn from it. It does not matter which Linux distro you install.

though I'd recommend Debian, Arch (if you can get pass the install processs), Void, Slackware (you learn how things are really done on GNU/Linux), Geentu (I think that's how you speel it) ;)

something that does not have a lot of GUI interface to depend on. If you're looking for that then you might as well keep your Windows system. MO :D


distrowatch is a good source to find all flavors of Linux and other OS's.

rokytnji 02-16-2016 09:55 PM

I had to hold myself in check because today is

NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY

and this post was like a fish hook for me

BW-userx 02-16-2016 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beachboy2 (Post 5501047)
linuxteen,

There is already a "sticky" about beginner distros.

It is included in this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...xp-4175502495/

that just takes all the fun out of asking ... ;)

jamison20000e 02-16-2016 10:03 PM

I think top of :rolleyes:"reviews":rolleyes: are best for :newbie:s tho; there are of course unsupported\unmaintained and so on times infinities... if I add up all my time as a newb picking the right distro\DE\&c* for me, 10 (fun) years maybe? Assuming Debian doesn't fall out now I'm good! :D


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