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Old 05-26-2020, 01:31 AM   #16
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Check this link: https://www.reddit.com/r/DistroHoppi...linux_distros/

You should have something in mind that's why you want to try Linux, pick a distro that has an application that picks your interest.

What I mean, is if you want audio/video editing, graphics, Blender creation or anything that has an application that is common to your interest and the distro fully supports the application then I think that's the way to go.

See this link to find our more and help you decide which distro you want: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-linu...cians-editors/
 
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:42 AM   #17
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Thank you everyone for all your suggestions. I will give each suggested distro a try out in VMs first and have already started some of them,but yet to decide.
Once again thank you all.
 
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Old 05-26-2020, 04:52 PM   #18
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My slightly biased opinion would be to give Debian a try as you get a choice of desktop environments and it is the grandfather of many of the popular distros - good for servers and desktops alike. I started on Debian derivatives (as a former Windows and Mac user), but in the past couple of years realized that Debian itself had what I wanted and removed some of the distractions (Ubuntu GUI).
 
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Old 05-27-2020, 01:59 AM   #19
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Thank you for your insight. I am certainly moving towards one of the Debian distros.
 
Old 05-27-2020, 02:24 AM   #20
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Thank you for your insight. I am certainly moving towards one of the Debian distros.
i used Debian in the past, its rock solid distro.

now i use Fedora and arch linux bcus i like new versions of programs.
 
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:39 AM   #21
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My slightly biased opinion would be to give Debian a try as you get a choice of desktop environments and it is the grandfather of many of the popular distros - good for servers and desktops alike. I started on Debian derivatives (as a former Windows and Mac user), but in the past couple of years realized that Debian itself had what I wanted and removed some of the distractions (Ubuntu GUI).
Feel the same way, however I stuck with Ubuntu as they now got rid of a bad GUI and now use GNOME desktop environment, one of the standard environments that have matured. Have been a Windows user and a Mac user for a long time and now, I use Windows when I need to run specific applications, and use Ubuntu where I feel at home doing my e-mail, word processing, web browsing, some light server administration and the like.
 
Old 05-27-2020, 08:47 AM   #22
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Since the lockdown I have had plenty of extra time on my hands. Being bored with Windows 10 Pro I thought I would look in to the Linux OS. I first downloaded Ubuntu 20.04 and ran it for a while and although it seemed a good I started to read more into Linux systems and at the moment I am trying Manjaro 15 maybe a bit complicated for a newbie like me. I have loaded Linux Mint and Zorin today and will try them out. Any suggestions for easy to get used to systems will be great. Found terminal a little strange at first but now I like it.
For a new user the Ubuntu line and its forks are a nice simple, less Linuxy, place to start. I personally am liking Pop!_OS at the moment. They have a non-standard NVIDIA kernel that will install the NVIDIA drivers without a hitch, or multiple boots to get the GUI up and running smooth.

I have used Fedora for well over a decade, but it seems to get more and more "buggy" and requires far more work than I was getting comfortable to just run basic applications, thus my switch to Pop!_OS.

Learning some basic BASH skills will go a long ways to getting you more comfortable with the Linux way of doing things.

If you do choose to use one of the Debian forks (that includes all of the Ubuntu line) one of the first things I do is set a root password and stop using sudo. That is just me. If I need to perform a task that mandates root level permissions, I should be root, not user. Plenty of debate on this, but that is how I feel about it.
 
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:55 AM   #23
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How about LMDE?
Produced by the Mint team, but based on Debian (no Ubuntu contamination)
Excellent GUI.
 
  


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