Linux Mint VS Fedora Linux VS Windows XP (Which one do I get?)

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  1. hobbledehoy899

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    That advice is practical, the advice here about something as fundamental as display servers, window managers, and graphics drivers isn't because the situation itself isn't.
     
  2. matpower

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    I am not seeing advice about display servers (nobody mentioned X11 vs Wayland) and Window Managers (He's using whatever Budgie uses to manage windows), those are matter of taste, so people will recommend what they like, but the casual user is probably using X11 and whatever DE Ubuntu or Mint is using (GNOME and Cinnamon) unless they are searching for a lightweight distro, then they would be using Lubuntu since that's the to-go choice for a newbie. Furthermore, the graphics driver thing is plug and play for everything besides NVIDIA, and most user friendly distros (Ubuntu, Mint, Solus, Manjaro, etc) have a small tool that installs it for you. Only people who apparently don't use Linux don't know how that works nowadays.

    Call me a nitpicker, but this is being needlessly complex. Pick a distro like Ubuntu and it is pretty much the same as going from Windows to macOS and vice-versa except in edge cases.
     
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    Why is it that, I try to run the Kerbal Space Program launcher on Solus and it says there is no program to run executable applications? It works on Puppy Linux.
     
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    Did Puppy Linux have WINE built in? Because you're not going to be running Windows .exe files without WINE or some other compatibility layer.

    I'd recommend Ubuntu MATE or Lubuntu (or maybe Xubuntu, or any other lightweight Debian flavour) for you honestly because I have no idea what specs you have but from context it sounds like you're on an old device and Solus w/ Budgie is recommended to have at least 2 GB of RAM to run. Ubuntu has a really big community too so you'll more easily get support and answers for your issues.

    I do like Solus' idea of making one big unified system, however I wouldn't use it until the AppImage package becomes a standard, or unless they introduce some sort of Debian compatibility (which I'm sure is possible by installing a bunch of other stuff, I just don't want the hassle of doing that myself).
     
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    I am going to guess that you aren't using the native version since you are a dirty pirate lol. Install Wine or download the Linux version from Steam or The Bay Where Pirates Go or whatever place you use for that.
     
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    Ahrrr! Um.. anyway, I am using the Linux version.
     
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    Check if it has an executable flag, In doubt, chmod +x it.
     
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    I really don't see what the hype around Mint is. Personally, I would use Ubuntu Mate. It's really the best choice, because of it's versatility, you can really make it work and feel like anything. You want it to look like Mac os? It can do that. You want a windows style? It can do that too. Mate is by far the best choice in my opinion
     
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    For some reason, when I check the executable flag, it unchecks right away.
     
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    Damn. I just realized that Solus requires 10GB of storage... I have 8GB.
     
  12. RedBlueGreen

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    Try Lubuntu then. Though you may have to install some drivers yourself. The last time I installed Lubuntu 16.04 LTS it was missing Pulse audio.

    Edit: fixed typos. My phone keyboard hates Xenforo and always screws up my dictionary suggestions.
     
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    That's because Pulse is garbage and nobody likes it, yet it's the easiest thing to install. Try to do anything with high latency and you'll see what I mean.

    OP, install BunsenLabs. It's what Crunchbang used to be, which is a minimal, user-friendly Debian derivative. You don't need these distributions that come jam packed with useless bells and whistles.
     
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    According to the install page, it still needs 10GB of storage.
     
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    Is it possible to make a custom BIOS that allows booting from an SD?
     
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    EH..... @Joom , nevermind. I am installing Ubuntu MATE 16.04.4 LTS. I will try to use Steam on it. I know I need to do a lot of things to get it working... Do I?
     
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    You shouldn't have to. Last I checked, the Ubuntu package for Steam sets everything up for you.
     
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    OK, I have 52MB left on my USB (After installing Ubuntu) Can I install Steam onto my 16GB SD? of does it have to be in the Ubuntu fies?
     
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    You can, but you're looking at something complicated. Your SD can be treated as your /bin and /usr/bin partition by using it for their mount point, which would shave off a lot from your USB, but you're going to have to modify /etc/fstab accordingly.
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/fstab

    Your entry would look something like this:
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    /dev/sdb1 /usr/bin vfat* rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 1
    *vfat only if using FAT32

    You'll also need to migrate the entirety of these directories to your SD since you didn't do this during the installation of the OS.
     
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    I am lost... could you explain a little more... possibly step by step? (Sorry, I don't want to fuck anything up)
     
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