Linux Distro Good for Dual boot with Windows 10 for Novice

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  1. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

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    #1 Engineer2k2, Oct 24, 2015
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    I am planning to have Linux on a second partition with my Windows 10.

    I have tried Ubuntu, Linspire etc. few years back...

    But now I am not sure which version to go for - Ubuntu or Mint ?:confused: Which one is more user friendly?

    Then cinnamon or Mate ?:g: which one will be better for a windows user?

    I have downloaded Ubuntu Cinnamon 15.10 yesterday. Planning to download mint too.

    Ubuntu 15.10 is not LTS - What will happen after 9 months? will I be able to upgrade to next version without full re-installation?

    Someone fluent with Linux please guide me -> I am using MBR partition scheme for Windows 10 and have extra partition which I can delete and create an UN-allocated space for Linux install.
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

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  3. SOCRATE_MMXII

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    Do you mean Mint Mate/Cinnamon?
    Use the same procedure. Mate/Cinammon/KDE/FluxBox and so on are just desktop environments (DEs).
     
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  4. Engineer2k2

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    Which (Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela) - Mint Cinnamon or Mint Mate edition should I use?

    Which environment is good for a windows user?:g: I know I can install and try out on a spare HDD to find which one is suitable for me but still looking for suggestion.
     
  5. thorin0815

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    #6 thorin0815, Oct 24, 2015
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    Just go with Cinnamon.

    You can run the downloaded ISOs as live systems on a USB stick/DVD-RW to check if you like their style. No need for installing them before testing, or try em with VirtualBox.
     
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    I agree with the guys - you can change from Cinnamon to MATE via Synatic if you don't like it - thus little diffrence which you choose.
     
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  7. Engineer2k2

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    Presently, I am downloading Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (Cinnamon).

    Thanks to everyone in helping me to decide. :tasty:
     
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    #10 Tiger-1, Oct 26, 2015
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    hello dude SOCRATE MMXII, thanks a lot for the info and links trust me :)
     
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