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Old 06-10-2021, 08:05 AM   #1
vavitech
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Hi there,
I am totally new to Linux and all the distros around. I am hoping to find valuable info here to help me in this new adventure.
Thank you for having me!
 
Old 06-10-2021, 08:28 AM   #2
wpeckham
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Greetings!
This may not be the only place for that, but it is one of the best for community.
Welcome to the jungle!
 
Old 06-10-2021, 11:12 AM   #3
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Basically you need to download some Linux distribution's installation image, put it on a bootable pendrive and install it. Most people here recommend Ubuntu or Mint for complete beginners because they have lots of graphical tools. Mint is also very good for including proprietary hardware drivers and codecs. Later you might want to try something more mainstream that gives you more control, for example Debian.

It's worth asking yourself some questions, for example:
1) What kind of hardware do you have? Is it old or very new? How powerful?
2) Do you prefer a system that can be continuously upgraded or one that goes through point releases at intervals?
3) Do you prefer stable or bleeding edge software?
4) How much hand-holding do you like from your system? Remember that the more you have of that, the more complex the system has to be internally.
5) Do you like eye-candy or do you think it's a waste of cpu cycles?

Linux is about choice, but no one can help you make those choices until we know what you are looking for in a system.

Last edited by hazel; 06-10-2021 at 11:14 AM.
 
Old 06-10-2021, 01:28 PM   #4
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Greetings, vavitech, and welcome to LQ!
 
  


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