What Linux distro should I dual boot?

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  1. Dionicio3
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    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    I have 78.3 GB free on my hard disk.
    Specs:
    8Gb ram.
    i5 4 cores.
    I want to have something that feels like windows, but more secure (for deep web browsing)
    EDIT: Ok, I made my choice, I'll choose Qubes OS
     
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  2. Slattz

    Slattz Easygoing Fairy

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    Hannah Montana Linux
     
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  3. nIxx

    nIxx GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Just try some. This is really more about your personal preferences ;)
     
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  5. Lilith Valentine

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  6. FAST6191

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    Why dual boot and not virtual machine?

    If you cared about security you would have an isolated machine without any storage.
     
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  7. Piluvr

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    Zorin. I prefer it.
     
  8. Dionicio3
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    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    Ah, ok
     
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  11. NutymcNuty

    NutymcNuty GBATemp's Autismo

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    You should try out either any derivative of Ubuntu, or be on the edge like me and try Opensuse!
     
  12. Lilith Valentine

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    I'll give a +1 to that openSUSE suggestion. OpenSUSE needs more love!
     
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    What, nobody's suggesting Gentoo?
     
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    I always try to use Gentoo and just always HATE the flagging system. It's not a bad distro, just the software handling isn't very friendly and just obtuse for the sake of being obtuse.
     
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    Gentoo
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    *FreeBSD*
     
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    I tried both FreeBSD and PC-BSD, I could never get linux apps to boot off it, i know its a different kernel, but DAMN ITS A PAIN
     
  19. Bubsy Bobcat

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    I'd say any distro, although I recommend either Ubuntu or Arch (or Antergos if you want to install Arch using a wizard instead). The desktop you will want to use to make it feel like Windows is Cinnamon. Antergos allows you to install the cinnamon desktop from the wizard while using Ubuntu will have you installing a different desktop and then you will have to manually install cinnamon later. Also anything based on Arch will have the latest versions of the software in it's repos, while Ubuntu's repo has outdated software that gets updated every 6 months or so.
     
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    I personally use Linux Mint 18.1 with the Cinnamon desktop as the only operating system on my personal computer.
     
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    I am just going to give a slight push for Solus Linux. I've been running it for 3 weeks now and I fucking love it! It's new and doesn't have all the software for Linux. But the repos have everything a desktop distro can ever need and the devs are always open for suggestions if you want to see something added.
    Seriously, I've given quite a number of suggestions to them and they've added every game I've suggested
     
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