Which linux distribution to start to learn

Discussion in 'Linux' started by MGadAllah, May 31, 2020.

  1. ipx

    ipx MDL Addicted

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  2. sxhilkxdxm

    sxhilkxdxm MDL Junior Member

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    Linux Mint
     
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  3. ipx

    ipx MDL Addicted

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    #65 ipx, Oct 31, 2020
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    hey @windsman

    i rubbed my eyes twice to confirm that my eyes aint playing tricks on me, i see debi in your signature what happened to archy :p

    really glad that you are back, take care of you brother.
     
  4. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    Lol:D
    Yeah back to another basic, why? my new VPN application doesn't seems to work well on Arch, i get trouble for the resolvconf file about nameserver (with Arch it connect to Vpn and get Web and stuff but can't change DNS or setup a kill-switch so i could get some leak if Vpn get down, on Debian it work like a charm.

    Stay Healthy Bro

    windsman.
     
  5. ipx

    ipx MDL Addicted

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    @windsman

    debian is the best undoubtedly.

    will surely check out your recommendations : pclinuxos & q4os & update you with my experience / feedback.
     
  6. onorevole

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  7. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Addicted

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    I am open to trying this distro, of course when I have some 'playtime'.
    Right now is unfortunately not a distro testing time for me as I have many tasks that must be attended to before I take time for myself to play.
     
  8. verndog

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    I did download Garduda KDE lite. Surprised at how large their ISO's are. I haven't installed it yet. Maybe today.
    My problem with Arch, is printer support. Its old school. You need to run an old script to install Brother laser printer.
    With All Ubuntu distros, I just plugged my printer in. Within 15 seconds it was recognized and installed!
    I'm thinking Garuda will be the same. I'll let you know.
     
  9. onorevole

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    #73 onorevole, Nov 23, 2020
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    SORRY ERROR CANCEL IT

    W Garuda Linux For President
     
  10. fatih110

    fatih110 MDL Novice

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    I think Kubuntu with Wine is very good alternative to users that new to Linux.
     
  11. ohenry

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    Linux Mint with Cinnamon is what I recommend to people looking to try Linux for the first time. For the most part, it just works. Of course, you can say the same for Ubuntu and Debian and ...
     
  12. smallhagrid

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    I ran into a bit of good fortune & was loaned a boot disk of ZorinOS 15 'Ultimate'.
    Since I had a spare HDD just sitting around with w7 on it that I don't care about that was the guinea pig to test it on.

    I've installed & used this OS in the past - was not impressed - and seeing how its site says it is 'Only $39' for 15.3 I would NEVER buy it - so a real opportunity to check it out as a test at $0 was perfect for me.

    So off it went, seemed to install fine, updated during the imstall, rebooted & GRUB showed both it & w7.

    So I started it, and poked around for a while.

    It still fails to tick all the right boxes for me as compared with Ubunt Mate, and:
    What had attracted me to it long ago was that it came with their 'look changer' which made it suitable for use by an elderly client of mine who was severely aversive to unfamiliar visual differences - and that made it enough like his accustomed windoze so he could use it....BUT:
    That feature is now long gone & their appearance gadget no longer has such options - nor could I find anything to do that with anyplace.

    Given that I found nothing which would cause me to keep it around it is now time to fire up my Ventoy USB stick with Boot Repair Disk 64 on it - and use its OS Uninstaller tool to clean up what I will never use.

    Since their prior paid releases were always both buggy and odd - and their support is somewhere between the ridiculous & the absurd (mostly user driven) - buying such a payware strikes me as just being a way to waste both $$ and time.

    Now I will return that boot disk to its owner along with my thanks as it was time well spent to re-verify how this distro is NOT worth buying IMO.
    (It may be a great gift for windoze refugees who are willing to tolerate buggy payware though.)

    YMMV, of course.
     
  13. NST_Adventure

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    I agree

    Best Regards
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  14. abdul hafiz mohamed

    abdul hafiz mohamed MDL Novice

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    for a starter . i suggest using ManjaroLinux.. it is easy to use and never break for me .