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    Hi, what do you recommend as the best Linux distribution for beginners with almost no prior knowledge of Linux?

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    Linux Mint, Ubuntu or Fedora.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GastonJ View Post
    Linux Mint, Ubuntu or Fedora.

    Thanks for the suggestions, so if I had to chose one out of the three, which one would you recommend and why?

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    I'd be very likely to recommend Mint. Has plenty of support, lots of users and apps. It was the distribution that I managed to get my brother to use and move him away from Windows. If he can do it, anyone can
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    I started out with Debian Wheezy ( well, Raspbian really on a Raspberry Pi) but Mint 13 was my first full OS on a laptop - that was 10 months ago and no prior experience with Linux. Now I have a quin-boot desktop (5 x Linux OS) and a dual boot (with Win Vista) laptop. Iam by no means a computer expert (at 51 and 20 years of learning nothing with Windows), so it isn't too difficult if I can mange to start with Debian. The command line is still mostly a mystery to me.
    For support, Mint is probably the most forgiving / forthcoming forum, Debian the least.
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    Debian is my choice of Linux flavours anyway, has been for a very long time. Running it as my host and all my virtuals except for my Oracle VE (which I can't get away from really). Quite light and very stable
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    I have now been using Linux Mint for a few months and have been happy about it so far. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneA View Post
    I have now been using Linux Mint for a few months and have been happy about it so far. Thanks for the suggestions.
    Hello,

    I recommend to you to use Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop edition (64 bits). It is good for beggener.

    you can found download link there :

    Download Ubuntu Desktop | Ubuntu

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    I've just started using Mint and am happy so far. Thankfully I frequently exported my Bookmarks from Windows which gives me a faster OS to work with now.

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    hi,i looking for altertive of cpanel with whm tooanyone know a good solution?thanks for your help

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    Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop edition (64 bit). I think I'd second that comment, I've only heard great things for beginners. Although I'd give this a read first before you start checking out all the distributions. Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.

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    I'd vote for linux mint. I am not an expert but neither beginner linux user, have managed quite a few centos servers and been using linux distros for years. Most people will tell you ubuntu is the most "user friendly" linux, but everytime I tried it it gave quite a few headaches with simple stuff. I've been using the same mint vm for like 4 years (mostly for programming), never had an issue and if I had I was able to resolve everything within minutes.

    If you are just starting with linux I would just advice you to get an updated distro, so you get updated default repositories out of the box, and wont have to fiddle around finding the right version of libraries and dependencies every time you need to install something.

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    Debian is my preferred distro. Been using linux for last 20 years. Mint is based on Ubuntu. Ubuntu is based on Debian. So when u need help there's plenty of it on the net and u can also use help from the Ubuntu/Mint forums etc.
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    Ubuntu, very easy to use. lots of suport

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    Consider ElementaryOS, very user-friendly and beautiful. The only disadvantage is that it's harder to move from Windows - it looks kind of like MacOS.
    If you want Windows experience, go with Mint.

 

 
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