Linux Gurus which one would you choose?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Hoppyah, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    LXLE or LUBUNTU

    Just having a play around with linux currently installed LXLE I like it but would LUBUNTU be a better xhoice?

    Andy
     
  2. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    Lubunu since LXLE is basically another disto made of another distro made off another distro. This is because Debian Linux is the source of which Ubuntu or in this cause, Lubuntu is made off of, but in the case of LXLE you're now depending on Lubuntu which is what LXLE is made off of and you are hoping nothing in between all that development does not go wrong. But if that is not enough argument for you, please consider that Lubuntu is well supported and is an official branch of Ubuntu with all the support backing it. As opposed to LXLE which is an unofficial spin off.
     
  3. TinMan

    TinMan MDL Member

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  4. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    #4 GOD666, Sep 16, 2017
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    That is the wonderful thing about Linux -- There is no perfect distro, there is only what is perfect for you. Plus with all the many choices out there you're free to choose any disto of any build that you feel is best for yourself. :)

    I find most people like Linux Mint, despite how hackish and buggy it can be at times, because they like the way it looks. With that in mind, it is actually very easy to take Debian (I prefer Debain Sid) and theme it to look exactly like Linux Mint, since Linux Mint is basically made off of Ubuntu which is basically made off of Debian in the first place. Installing either Cinnamon or Mate is also very easy and since Debian Sid usually gets the updates before either Ubuntu or Mint, you end up with the latest version sooner (before Mint does). There was a recent bug in Cinnamon which was driving people crazy and Debain Sid had a fix for it at least a full week before Mint. ;)

    But I digress, as it really comes down to personal preference.
     
  5. TinMan

    TinMan MDL Member

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    Again, I agree with you, 100%
     
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  6. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    In my option: Debian based OS and Manjaro with plasma 5
     
  7. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    + one :D
     
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  8. iota

    iota MDL Novice

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    i have been using debian and that's going to be my choice for now. usually i use debian unstable (sid) but now i have also two installation which has debian 9 (stretch) with possible backports. it's quite important to mention i like lxde desktop environment but lxqt exists as well. i personally disklike gnome 3. there isn't perfect general purpose distro out there but few points i would say.

    linuxmint: good for newbies or intermediate users, i would recommend xfce edition. based on ubuntu lts editions. security is slight minus.
    debian unstable: good for experienced users, almost-rolling distribution. sometimes there is bugs and broken packages.
    manjaro: this is rolling distribution, i need to test this one some day.
    debian stable: stable version which may become outdated certain cases with old packages.
    ubuntu non-lts: quite new stuff with releases. i would recommend lubuntu or xubuntu.
    ubuntu lts: somewhat similar to debian stable but incompatible.

    i would recommend to stick with major distributions because of security support and other crucial updates. or based on major distribution. if choosing minor distribution then worst case scenario might be there isn't security updates and that would be bad.
     
  9. TinMan

    TinMan MDL Member

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    Hi, @iota!
    Anything you might want to share about security issues in Linux Mint? This distribution is my daily driver (18.2 Cinnamon), so I'd like to know more about this...
     
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  10. iota

    iota MDL Novice

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    @TinMan
    i installed linuxmint xfce 18.1 and updated to 18.2 version in virtualbox. so i hope i remember specifics correctly.

    default installation has some ports open for public, i have these at the moment udp 123, udp 631, udp 5353, and mysterious raw port 58 (related to network-manager). some ports are open only for local connections (127.0.0.1 or [::1]).
    flash player is installed by default.
    kernel updates goes to category 5 and therefore not installed by default.

    however these can be rectified by following actions:
    enable firewall, firewall is off by default. (one may need to make exceptions for some programs) (generally speaking i would say that if linuxmint is updated this is not a serious issue)
    update flash regularly or uninstall flash, because flash can be updated through linuxmint repositories this is not a big issue. (debian is different story)
    inspect kernel update changelogs and update when needed.
     
  11. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm quite happy with it. Multi taskbars (Panels) of Xfce should be improved more to fullfil my requirements :D
     
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  12. TinMan

    TinMan MDL Member

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    Thanks,@iota! I guess that I'm fine then, because one of the first things I do after installing my system is turning on and configuring ufw (to allow my torrent client to receive inbound traffic)... Of course, I always update kernel, with the latest version from LM repository, as well as regularly apply all the other updates (both software and security)... I don't use flash player, ever!
     
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    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @nodnar: LOL Yup. Never swayed away from Windows 7. ;)
     
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  15. TT_ZX

    TT_ZX MDL Novice

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    When you've finished playing around and want to get serious, choose Gentoo. Period. :p
     
  16. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    :laie: Shockingly no one is touching Arch with a long pointy stick !
     
  17. TinMan

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  18. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    Seriously? I have been posting about the release of the automatic script that installs Arch Linux for you for a while now on MDL. Here was the latest, https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/arch-anywhere-2-2-9-released.75114/

    My distro's of choice are Debian (Sid), openSUSE (Tumbleweed), and Arch Linux. ;)
     
  19. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    i love Kubuntu, spent hours customizing the interface :p