Tips for picking a GNU/Linux Distribution

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Tips for picking a GNU/Linux Distribution

    Discusses the following topics: Package Managers, Ease of installation, Desktop Environments, Your Hardware, Moral and Political Views, Stability, and Final Words.

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  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Cool :thumb:

    My current favorite is Hydrogen, from Bunsen Labs. It's based on Debian, with Openbox and a rather idiosyncratic desktop environment. There's a right-click menu tree, and lots of hotkeys. Very light and fast. It's the followup to CrunchBang.
     
  3. NormanF

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    I've tried CentOS.... the stable branch of Fedora... supported for 10 years.

    As you might expect, Red Hat is involved.
     
  4. korben

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    I have been on Manjaro for 8 months now.
    The support on their forum is splendid.
    I have stopped using W10 entirely.
    Being a false-beginner I wholeheartedly recommend this distro, always updated as it's a rolling one.
     
  5. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Does not even boot when the Secure boot is on in UEFI. Ubuntu/Mint/Debian/Fedora etc have solved this problem years ago.
     
  6. Umbra

    Umbra Registered Member

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    There is no real tips, like most of Linux users, you will start by a major distro (like Mint, Ubuntu, etc...), then once you learned the basics, you will inevitably start trying every other distros and DE available until you find the good one :)
     
  7. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    Distro-hopping is the curse of Linux users. You just can't pick one! :eek::isay::)
     
  8. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    Distro-hopping doesn't fascinate me at all. I prefer to learn more about things like how to use various tools such as awk, grep, find, sed, etc that will make me more productive.
     
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