Best Beginner GNU/Linux Distro

Brandon Cruz
Brandon Cruz

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I'm interested in trying some simple GNU/Linux distros.
That's my first problem
I have some criteria but it isn't that big
I just need a reliable modern looking gui. My top choice right now is Kubuntu but I'm still debating

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Colton Gutierrez
Colton Gutierrez

Linux Mint

Leo Smith
Leo Smith

If you pick kubuntu you're going to realize that it's buggy as hell and it will leave a shit taste in your mouth. please consider something else

Adrian Price
Adrian Price

Linux Mint.

Thomas Young
Thomas Young

elementary

Adam Russell
Adam Russell

Debian.

Austin Adams
Austin Adams

Kbuntu or xubuntu is probably the way to go.
Personally I prefer xfce4 or mate over KDE and cinnamon. But it's just personal taste. If you like flashy animations by default KDE is a good choice, but they just annoy me.
If you own an Android, kdeconnect is something you should look into despite your choice of distro/de. It's pretty handy.
I wouldnt recommend Linux mint, for reasons I've typed out so many times on this board I cbf doing it again. You can google why.
Good luck mate

Elijah White
Elijah White

Arch linux.

i use arch btw

Parker Parker
Parker Parker

What do you recommend then

Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson

You actually helped me, thanks.

Jose Bennett
Jose Bennett

wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Babbies_First_Linux

Justin Phillips
Justin Phillips

What's so good about raw Debian

I use arch
I said beginner not beginning my first cyber security group

Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson

install debian and choose XFCE when asked in the install process

Kevin Evans
Kevin Evans

What's so good about raw Debian
absolutely nothing, the same kind of retards that like arch shill debian but don't want the faggot aura of arch

Jayden Walker
Jayden Walker

I said beginner
just use one of the many Arch installers, not like you need to do anything with it after to set it up. It just werks.
Or if you really want to tinker as soon as you're done installing an OS:
install debian
realize there's no 'sudo'
learn to install packages to install sudo
realize you're not in a sudoers list
learn how to make groups and add users to groups
look up some software
realize it's not in the repo because there are no mantainers or there aren't at least 100 thousand people using it
learn the godwaful process of adding ppa repos to apt
learn to build your own packages if there's no ppa repo

Hudson Lopez
Hudson Lopez

alright, some things to consider:

what do you want to use Linux for
If you just wanna use Linux for the sake of Linux, you still have to come up with reasons to use it, otherwise you're not going to.

do you actually need a GUI
If you don't, you might just want to get a VM and set up a samba share to copy files.
Another option would be to just go with cygwin.

what distro to choose
Especially as a beginner, you're going to run in a few problems.
So, the best distro you can use during that phase is the one with the best support.
Stuff like the Ubuntu forums (or forums in general) are very unstructured and mostly a waste of time. Ask Ubuntu might be a bit better, but wikies are probably your best bet.

where should you ask questions
You obviously want a fast response from people who actually know what they're doing, but you don't want to pay for it. Chances are, somebody else had the same problem before, so you're not going to get around looking at some forum.
You can however check out if the distro you use has an IRC channel.

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Alexander James
Alexander James

Solus OS very Nice and easy

Lincoln Hughes
Lincoln Hughes

OpenSUSE with the KDE Plasma desktop. There really is no other option.

Xavier Hernandez
Xavier Hernandez

trying simple distro
just install ubuntu or whatever variation of that you want. installing anything else is probably going to be a waste of time and result in you reinstalling windows.

Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher

Pic related

Nicholas Davis
Nicholas Davis

Mostly for work like libre office, light coding, with heavy 3d modeling

Kayden Perry
Kayden Perry

By simple I kinda ment reliable, like all the essentials are there and don't have to download that many custom drivers and such

Grayson Evans
Grayson Evans

Start using a distro on the competence level you want to reach, not on the competence level you're guaranteed to be comfortable in without reaching for anything.

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