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Old 08-14-2018, 07:20 PM   #16
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As others have mentioned, Ubuntu is not the most reliable OS. It's kernel upgrades are known to break things. I like Debian Stable for a reliable Linux OS, but takes more work to set up. You might try MX 17, or Mint 18 and leave the Mint update manager on the defaults to avoid kernels breaking your OS. Finally, if you are still miserable, reinstall Windows 10, it's not much harder than Linux at this point, and do some distro-hopping with a usb stick in the mean time until you find a Linux system you are comfortable with.
Old 08-21-2018, 06:26 PM   #17
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I use Debian on the desktop, haven't looked back. Forced into Ubuntu on the server because I want official Kodi support though :/ else I'd be using Debian there to.

I got put off of Ubuntu because imho an OS should be able to be upgraded indefinitely (theoretically). I find it ridiculous that even officially they suggest fresh installs > upgrades. Debian I can upgrade and I have plenty of evidence to support that it is truly reliable to do. Ubuntu, nothing but problems when it comes to upgrading versions. YMMV

TLDR - Go with Debian if you want easy street (after the initial setup) Rock solid reliable for the long term.

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Old 08-28-2018, 05:28 AM   #18
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If you don't know much about GNU/linux I would not suggest you Slackware.

If you pick Slackware be aware that you are expected to know how to configure your system and build packages.

If you really cannot solve your issues with Ubuntu I would try Fedora or OpenSUSE.

When things are not working it can be indeed frustrating.

GNU/Linux supports a lot of hardware but at times things can be shaky, regardless of the distro.

Also, distros are a bit like religions. People believe their distro is better than others but it is all about what distro fits your needs.

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