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Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by azoreseuropa, Aug 7, 2017.
The topic above says it all.
For me: Lubuntu for low resource machines. Linux Mint for everything else.
Edit: But I generally prefer Windows.
Debian above all else. Very stable and simple. But if you want video games go windows.(sadly)
I've been using Solus Linux since late February. I actually stopped Distro-hopping to make Solus my main.
Arch. 100% arch.
So many choices.
get Linux Mint..
its best all round.
I usually hop between Linux mint xfce and elementary os, tried solus once but I had problems with wifi drivers so that didn't last long
Linux Mint or Cent OS.
Linux Mint provides a decent OOTB experience and is good for casual stuff but suffers while trying to do certain things e.g. it was a PITA to get Oracle running and couldn't run my tutor's C samples.
For these reasons I ended up installing Cent OS which is what my Uni uses, although I did install the Cinnamon UI.
There isn't really a "best" Linux distribution. Try them for yourself, and stick with whichever one you like the most.
The more popular distributions are Ubuntu, Mint (an Ubuntu derivative), Arch (please don't try this one as your first distro), and Fedora. Of those four I like Arch the most, but that's because I know how Linux "ticks", so to speak. Ubuntu, Mint, and Fedora all have graphical installs. Arch is command line, and while it isn't a very difficult install, it's daunting if you have no Linux experience, and especially no Linux command line experience.
If you're looking for a good first distro, I would tend to recommend Fedora. It's more up to date than Ubuntu and Mint, while still being user friendly and stable. I've also seen Elementary OS thrown around, and that might be a solid first choice given that Elementary is an Ubuntu derivative, you're currently using a Macintosh according to your sig, and Elementary's desktop environment is very similar to Mac.
Really, though, the distro you use is up to you. Try the ones that intrigue you, and whichever one you like, go with that one. The reason so many distros exist is because people didn't see a distro that fit for them, so they made their own. Linux isn't about having a "best" distro, it's about having the best distro for your use case.
Linux Mint Xfce matches my needs
Personally I'm more of a Windows user and I use Linux only for coding and school project, so I'm not an expert of the subject. But for what I've tried, I really like Linux Mint Cinnamon, and it's the main Linux I use at home. I recommend it, it's pretty user friendly.
At university we use Ubuntu, and personally I really dislike (to not say hate) Unity (the graphical interface that was on the one of my university) so I won't recommend it. But it's more of a personnal choice.
We also used Debian before they installed Ubuntu, and I haven't got a good experience from it, though it's more because is was poorly installed and configured (it was buggy as hell and crash/freezed a looot of time).
You are asking the wrong question.
Linux is just Linux.
KDE and so on are "desktop enviroments" .
jk, Linux Mint.
My favorite is Devuan, not like there are too many dpkg-based non-systemd options
Thanks. I am not referring to my macOS since I love my laptop. I am talking about my other old laptop of windows xp to any linux.
Since Element OS looks good but it is not free. What a bummer. For Fedora but they have three options: Workstation, Server, or Atomic. My old windows xp laptop can works with Workstation, Server and Atomic ? I read them and not sure which one is preference.
Elementary is free, just enter $0 on their site
Linux Mint 18.2 on MSI-GS73VR.
There is no best linux distro for every usage. You should tell us what you want to do with your system first.
If you're going to go the Fedora route, you want Workstation. Server is for servers, and Atomic is for containers.
Also, Elementary OS is indeed free, as mentioned earlier you just have to enter 0 on their site.