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Old 11-15-2017, 04:44 PM   #1
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Smile Which distro is right for my laptop


oops....I read Tinkster's post on newbies after I posed my question. Therefore question withdrawn. lol

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Old 11-16-2017, 07:26 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

And we're glad you found a benefit out of one of the sticky threads.
 
Old 11-16-2017, 07:30 AM   #3
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Yes. But I still didn't find an answer. Think I'm getting closer tho. 😊
 
Old 11-16-2017, 07:45 AM   #4
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That's a different story. I appreciate you taking the time to read some sticky threads and references for LQ. Seeing the Site FAQ is a great resource as well. But in this case, what may be best is for you to offer some information about your laptop so people know if it is current hardware, or something old where the recommendations may vary a bit.

The other options are to download distributions and try them out either using a virtual machine or a live boot. The virtual machine is where you install free software, such as VirtualBox and then run the downloaded Linux ISO file within the existing operating system on your laptop (assuming it boots now). Or you can download a Linux ISO file, follow the instructions to make a USB stick, CD, or DVD media boot capable, and then boot off of those when they are inserted to your laptop. You will get the option to install that version of Linux, but you also can just try it out without performing the installation.

This gives you a preview of the various Linux distributions. People used to refer a lot to this site, https://distrowatch.com/, but honestly I would just see names of Linux distributions and then try one of them out. It depends I guess on how technical you are, for starters, as well as what the situation is. For instance I'd take a throwaway computer and just install Linux, if that failed, no biggie and I'd try something else.

Please update us with some more information about your situation.
 
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:43 PM   #5
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For me KDE* from here and searching the package manager* (plus app addons like configure Dolphin &c*) does it all: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/u...y-live-builds/

...I haven't used microcough-losedough$ for years.

Edit: Whoops had two threads open (in tabs) and posted in the wrong one, this one was supposed to go: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ws-4175617729/

my answer here would have been about the same OPINIONS!

Try them all and have fun.

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Old 11-16-2017, 02:13 PM   #6
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Yes, Welcome!!! Yes, VBox!!! Or a 'live' USB pendrive http://etcher.io/

What model computer?

p.s. Better to "Edit: Whoops " like #5 (see also: DistroWatch.com)
than 'cover-up' orig. #1 (I want to see what it said!!!)
(Click on 'Last edited by <me>; <time>' can find your orig, to re-paste)

Last edited by !!!; 11-16-2017 at 02:32 PM. Reason: https://scientistseessquirrel.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/friends-dont-let-friends-use-cf/
 
Old 11-18-2017, 12:46 AM   #7
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The right distro is the one that works for you. ;-)
 
Old 11-21-2017, 07:17 AM   #8
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Whats your Laptop configuration? Distro can be as small as Tinycode :-)
 
  


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