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Old 11-10-2018, 12:08 AM   #1
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What is the best linux for newbie


Hi there, i'm new to linux, what is the best linux for me?
 
Old 11-10-2018, 12:44 AM   #2
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This depends on your goal.

Just using Linux? A distro with a nice desktop and a good support community, like Mint, or Manjaro perhaps. In my opinion, the community is more important than the actual distro.

Learning Linux? Again in my opinion, desktop software both complicates and hides the things you want to learn. I would therefore keep Windows or MacOS on the PC, set up a small virtual machine (2GB RAM, one CPU) with several network interfaces and disks, and install any server Linux, i.e. no desktop environment. The usual suspects like Centos, OpenSUSE or Ubuntu are OK. Purists may suggest Slackware, which forces you to really go down to the basics and is excellent for learning as well.
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:49 AM   #3
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This depends on your goal.

Just using Linux? A distro with a nice desktop and a good support community, like Mint, or Manjaro perhaps. In my opinion, the community is more important than the actual distro.

Learning Linux? Again in my opinion, desktop software both complicates and hides the things you want to learn. I would therefore keep Windows or MacOS on the PC, set up a small virtual machine (2GB RAM, one CPU) with several network interfaces and disks, and install any server Linux, i.e. no desktop environment. The usual suspects like Centos, OpenSUSE or Ubuntu are OK. Purists may suggest Slackware, which forces you to really go down to the basics and is excellent for learning as well.
My goals... emm nothing, maybe just using as daily os beside windows or the good one that will replace windows, i'm using it to write codes... not playing games btw, a simple interface just like MacOS
 
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Then Mint or Manjaro should be among the candidates.
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:49 AM   #5
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Then Mint or Manjaro should be among the candidates.
Ah well, thanks bro for the recommendation!
 
Old 11-10-2018, 10:08 AM   #6
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This sticky thread was written for this very question. I suggest you look at it.
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:39 PM   #7
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Also, there are many threads here on this topic. Using the LQ Search for "choose a distro" and "best distro for newbie" will turn up many informative discussions.

Be warned, though. If you ask three Linux users to recommend a distro, you will likely get six answers. Here's my two: Mint or Mageia.
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:12 PM   #8
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Here's my two: Mint or Mageia.
You were close, it's Mint or Manjaro.

 
Old 11-10-2018, 10:24 PM   #9
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You were close, it's Mint or Manjaro.
Choice is good.
 
Old 11-11-2018, 08:47 AM   #10
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Try Windows. ;-)

Other than that, I warmly recommend Fedora.
 
Old 11-11-2018, 10:28 AM   #11
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There are some from Indonesia, though I'm not sure how up to date they are. There's Sundara OS (based on Ubuntu) and IGOS Nusantara (IGN) and BlankOn (based on Debian). I'm guessing of these three that BlankOn would be the most common choice.
 
Old 11-13-2018, 01:43 PM   #12
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This depends on your goal.

Just using Linux? A distro with a nice desktop and a good support community, like Mint, or Manjaro perhaps. In my opinion, the community is more important than the actual distro.
I'd say either Linux Mint, Manjaro or Mageia.
 
Old 11-13-2018, 03:40 PM   #13
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sometimes hardware specs or age of computer will determine what distro is best.
 
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sometimes hardware specs or age of computer will determine what distro is best.
This is an important point, yes.
 
  


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