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Posted 4/5/14
im planing to go linux but no clue which one to go to.
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Posted 4/5/14 , edited 4/5/14

Dcflame wrote:

im planing to go linux but no clue which one to go to.


For basic use, Ubuntu is good for a person switching from Windows or Apple.

If you're a bit advance, you can check out distros like Mint or Debian.

I personally use Ubuntu for crunchyroll and paperwork and banking. It serves pretty well to everyday use.
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Posted 4/6/14 , edited 4/6/14
+1 On Ubuntu or Mint

Both of them try to make it as easy as possible. Ubuntu 14.04 should be an easy switch from Windows. Most drivers are pre-installed so you won't have to deal with it.

Just do these and it will be a lot more like what you're most likely used to

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/02/locally-integrated-menus-ubuntu-14-04

http://ubuntuportal.com/2014/03/minimize-on-click-feature-for-unity-launcher-will-available-in-ubuntu-14-04.html

If your looking at any tutorial and it says to open a terminal you can hit ctrl-alt-t and it will open a terminal.
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Personally, if you're looking for ease of use right out of the box, I would say go with Linux Mint. Mint comes in three flavors (Cinnamon, Mate, and Xfce). Cinnamon is the one that the Mint team seems to pay the most attention to and which has the fewest hitches. Unbuntu is great too, and also offers a more innovative desktop. However, if you're switching OS's you might want to stick with something that handles a little bit more like a plain old computer rather than some table-computer-phone-future-something.

Just my too cents ... for what it's worth. Here's a link to the current download of Mint: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php. Cinnamon is the first one listed. It comes with all the codecs and video software that might be proprietary installed by default.

Also, if you ever want to read up on any of the fifty-thousand flavors of Linux, DistroWatch is a good place to start your research: http://distrowatch.com/ Linux has come a long way, so no worries about taking the plunge!

Best of luck to you!
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