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KnickKnomen 09-22-2016 11:49 PM

introductory post
 
I guess I'm a newbie since I haven't even downloaded a distribution yet. I'm currently on Windows 10, and finding it extremely buggy. And, too, I want to get away from the grasp of Microsoft, and it's continual sucking from my bank account. Tomorrow's plan of the day is to download Ubuntu and get started on Linux.

ardvark71 09-23-2016 12:29 AM

Hello and welcome to the forum, please let us know if you have any questions. :)

malekmustaq 09-23-2016 12:42 AM

Hi, welcome to LQ!

Ubuntu is good, and it used to be easy to run smooth. That was when it was running sysVinit. But it surprises when issues are getting plenty from Ubuntu newbies + intermediate users since it switched to a complicated-simple-things-made-harder in systemd. If you want a more transparent distro where you can see easily and learn quickly, choose one that runs sysVinit, try Slackware or Salix you shall have lesser headache from moment it runs.

Just a little hint of advice. Good luck.

m.m.

NOTA BENE:
By the way I am not interested on debates between sysVinit vs. systemd, this has been settled already many times throughout internet.

linustalman 09-23-2016 04:51 AM

Greetings KnickKnomen.

Jjanel 09-23-2016 05:44 AM

Hi...Welcome...ENJOY!!

IF you are reluctant to modify MS-Win, try VirtualBox[.org]
Although slower (as a VM), it's *very easy* to use to try any/many 'distro's

Habitual 09-23-2016 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KnickKnomen (Post 5608977)
I guess I'm a newbie since I haven't even downloaded a distribution yet. I'm currently on Windows 10, and finding it extremely buggy. And, too, I want to get away from the grasp of Microsoft, and it's continual sucking from my bank account. Tomorrow's plan of the day is to download Ubuntu and get started on Linux.

Windows assumes we're all idiots,
Where Linux demands proof of it.

It will be a challenge, but it's not insurmountable.
Just new "memories" to teach old(er) "muscles".

Linux is just DOS on steroids.

Enjoy.

offgridguy 09-23-2016 09:48 AM

Welcome to the forum.


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