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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Sat 23-Jul-16 17:43:20
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Can anyone, please recommend a good Linux Distro?

I would be most grateful, thanks in advance.
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Sat 23-Jul-16 18:10:40
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Good for what?

Edit: If you just want a desktop/laptop replacement, then Ubuntu desktop or one of its 'flavours' should be fine. If you have special requirements, or want to do software development, then you may need to be more picky. There is no 'best' Linux distro, just horses for courses.

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Sat 23-Jul-16 18:39:42
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Some ideas:

- Ubuntu desktop if you have no special requirements.
- Ubuntu Studio if you want to do lots of multimedia stuff.
- Elementary OS if you want an OS X look-alike (note: it's free--you don't have to pay for it).
- Linux Mint is a popular choice for software developers.
- Lubuntu or Xubuntu for older machines.


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Standard User Kenneth
(legend) Sat 23-Jul-16 18:47:31
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For someone used to Windows who wants an alternative OS for their PC then I'd suggest LinuxMint (either Cinnamon or Mate versions)

Ken

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Standard User Kaufhof
(experienced) Sun 24-Jul-16 12:12:48
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Linux Mint (Mate or Cinnamon) is the one to go for. General use (as a replacement/alternative to Windows) is ideal. At least give it a try - you'll be surprised - very pleasantly.

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Standard User billford
(elder) Sun 24-Jul-16 12:22:39
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Another vote for Linux Mint.

I use the Cinnamon version and find it much nicer than Ubuntu.

My other machines are Macs, and there are a few tweaks that can make the desktop more familiar- mainly moving the Close/Maximise/Minimise buttons to where I expect to find them!

Bill
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Standard User Andrew_Peterson
(newbie) Wed 27-Jul-16 11:54:37
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I have used the cinnamon before so i defiantly recommend that and as a added feature it makes you think of cookies... orrr anything else cinnamon flavoured?
Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 29-Jul-16 23:20:22
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I prefer Ubuntu Mate over Mint or Unbuntu.

Steve
Standard User billford
(elder) Fri 29-Jul-16 23:41:32
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I haven't tried that one so can't really comment, but I'm happy with Mint Cinnamon so I'll stick with it smile

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Standard User billford
(elder) Fri 29-Jul-16 23:44:02
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In reply to a post by Andrew_Peterson:
it makes you think of cookies...
It makes me think of apple pie, served with a chunk of Cheddar cheese... [drool]

tongue

Bill
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Standard User LinuxForkBomb
(newbie) Sat 13-Aug-16 08:00:06
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I'm a total noob. But always rely on Google and you tube...

Personally...

Go for Ubuntu unity edition or what I prefer, Linux mint Cinnamon edition.


I have tried most of the distro's and installed/reinstalled Linux Distro's over 100 times.

And I always get drawn to the two I mentioned.

But mint I always end up sticking to.
Standard User APTMAN
(regular) Wed 24-Aug-16 22:37:22
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PCLinuxOS www.pclinuxos.com

http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201608/links.html

Join the forum and we will help you with it.

Much superior to Ubuntu, if you come from windows you will like it.
Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 28-Aug-16 00:02:25
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I would recommend Ubuntu, been using it as my main OS for years and been very happy with it. Easy to install and use.
Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Aug-16 16:09:43
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Ubuntu Mate is pretty good, been using it since March, I have no complaints other than my son saying WoT is not compatible (unless you use wine), better than Mint IMO

Steve
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