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TSscandaleux
post Nov 26 2020, 08:45 PM, updated 6 months ago

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What's the recommended Linux OS for a total Linux newbie who wants something just like Windows?


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post Nov 26 2020, 08:50 PM

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ubuntu, centos.
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post Nov 26 2020, 08:52 PM

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Mint the best
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post Nov 26 2020, 09:04 PM

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Whichever distribution you choose, be ready for a steep learning curve but well worth the effort.
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post Nov 26 2020, 09:10 PM

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I just created a dual-boot Mint / W10 on my old rig

Damm, I don't even know how to install the wi-fi drivers to get connected huh.gif
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post Nov 26 2020, 09:10 PM

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post Nov 26 2020, 09:10 PM

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post Nov 26 2020, 09:13 PM

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Look for distribution with KDE as their window manager.
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post Nov 27 2020, 03:48 PM

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QUOTE(laksamana @ Nov 26 2020, 09:10 PM)
I just created a dual-boot Mint / W10 on my old rig

Damm, I don't even know how to install the wi-fi drivers to get connected  huh.gif
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Try using different network manager because last time i finally get my 2G connection back after doing so.
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post Nov 27 2020, 08:10 PM

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You should not have idea about "windows like".
Just take a stable distro and have a spin. Explore the world of "linux like".

I recommend you debian since this only distro have quite a good idealogy of foss gnu copyleft.

Or just spin Ubuntu which are the most user that you can find everywhere on net. I mean, lot of coverage for tutorial and troubleshooting stuff.

I more into fedora distro because... Hmm i don't know what to say...

To keep it short, if you just want to get start with linux. Just pick any distro and play around. Move to other distribution if you don't like.. Until you find a distro that suit for you.

For stability you also can try BSD. I recommend freebsd. Bsd have different philosophy than linux but the end user experience is the same.

Have fun!
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post Nov 29 2020, 03:27 PM

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QUOTE(LNB1 @ Nov 26 2020, 08:52 PM)
Mint the best
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Agree, I am using Mint too, remember to choose Cinnamon version for the most Windows like experience.
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QUOTE(LNB1 @ Nov 26 2020, 08:52 PM)
Mint the best
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Can vouch for this one.

Been using Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya) for nearly 2 years now. Apart from it's nicer looks compared to the generic ubuntu, it works really well on my gaming rig (dual-boot with Windows 10).
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post Dec 1 2020, 05:17 PM

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Using linuxmint xce on my dualcore toshiba laptop. The GUI is like win 7. Good for beginner but I think still need to learn the command for more advanced user

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Ubuntu (Mint), Manjaro (Arch), Fedora, OpenSUSE,
For ease of use CentOS and Ubuntu/Mint.

Generally Linux OS are faster and more up to date(security) than Windows.
Down side is some hardware might not work correctly, no driver.
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post Dec 3 2020, 10:32 PM

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QUOTE(scandaleux @ Nov 26 2020, 08:45 PM)
What's the recommended Linux OS for a total Linux newbie who wants something just like Windows?
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" Windows like " is linux desktop environments

It two different thing Linux distributions and desktop environments. some Linux distributions come with many desktop environments choice. Distro like Ubuntu came with many *buntu based on desktop

linux mint LMDE with cinammon flavor
Q4OS with XPQ4 desktop https://xpq4.sourceforge.io/

You have to try yourself which desktop easy to used and understand.

for me newbie Linux distributions is MX Linux because based on debian stable and MX own repo have updated app.

https://distrotest.net/


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post Dec 4 2020, 02:32 PM

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If you're not interested on GNU/Linux desktop environments, then I suggest you just install Windows Subsystem for Linux, or a headless Linux VM.
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post Dec 4 2020, 02:34 PM

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QUOTE(scandaleux @ Nov 26 2020, 08:45 PM)
What's the recommended Linux OS for a total Linux newbie who wants something just like Windows?
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Ubuntu or MacOS
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post Dec 4 2020, 02:39 PM

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