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  1. ShanusONealius's Avatar
    For anyone wanting to give Linux a try, my recommendation would be to jump right in. Give Debian a try, perhaps. Set up a dual boot with Windows, if necessary, but learn some commands and learn a little something about how the OS works. Join a friendly forum and interact with the community. The Crunchbang community is a good example.

    You can download one of the "super-friendly" distros that try to hide the underlying mechanics of the operating system from you, but you're eventually ( sooner rather than later, actually) going to need that basic skillset. So just tackle it. Have fun.

    FreeBSD can be a fantastic OS, as well.
    10-11-2014 07:31 PM
  2. gillberllt's Avatar
    Ubuntu is a good choice for personal use. Easy update and software install from cloud.
    10-31-2014 09:32 AM
  3. Blackjack102's Avatar
    Ubuntu would be great for first time to use because it is easy to install without complex. Also, you will find familiar interface like Mac or Windows. You can use it without learning. When you are ready to learn deeper into Linux, Ubuntu will do.
    Ed Briggs likes this.
    01-14-2015 12:15 PM
  4. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Ubuntu would be great for first time to use because it is easy to install without complex. Also, you will find familiar interface like Mac or Windows. You can use it without learning. When you are ready to learn deeper into Linux, Ubuntu will do.
    I agree with this. Using something more complicated may scare someone away. But most of all, it takes patience to learn. Don't think linux will be just like windows or mac. It's not. But I've been using linux so long now, windows and mac seem foreign to me. I can't imagine not using linux. I still have a windows install, but that's mainly for a pinball game that doesn't run on linux. Other than that, I never touch windows or mac. Windows is my gaming console, nothing more.
    01-24-2015 11:58 PM
  5. Giacomo BigAndFish's Avatar
    Install a debian on a computer. Until you will have been successfull, you will have learnt a lot of linux.
    01-30-2015 12:23 PM
  6. Dngrsone's Avatar
    Even better, Slackware... Perform a manual install, and you will learn all kinds of stuff about the guts of Linux (and not a little about the command line interface).

    Sent from my SPH-L720T using Tapatalk
    Jerry Hildenbrand likes this.
    03-07-2015 12:01 PM
  7. rom1nux's Avatar
    Hello,
    Install VirtualBox and an Ubuntu and put your hands in
    Bye
    07-20-2015 04:31 PM
  8. claireabbot99x's Avatar
    Which distro is best for beginners and learning?
    08-01-2015 10:08 AM
  9. Dngrsone's Avatar
    Which distro is best for beginners and learning?
    How much do you want to learn?

    If you are just running away from Windows, then Mint or Ubuntu are easy to adapt to.

    If you want to learn Linux, the command line interface and all it's wonders, then Slackware manual install or Debian is the way to go...

    My opinion, YMMV

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    08-03-2015 04:15 PM
  10. Crackle Zap's Avatar
    I would highly recommend some of the free Linux courses on sites like Coursera or edX.
    12-21-2015 08:09 PM
  11. Kostas Mastoras's Avatar
    There are plenty of tutorials out there, and linux today is much more user friendly than in the past
    04-15-2016 08:18 AM
  12. tardus's Avatar
    How much do you want to learn?

    If you are just running away from Windows, then Mint or Ubuntu are easy to adapt to.

    If you want to learn Linux, the command line interface and all it's wonders, then Slackware manual install or Debian is the way to go...

    My opinion, YMMV

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    Mint is rougher around the edges and less support. Ubuntu, love it or hate it, still the best for those new to Linux that don't want to dig in and do some work, use CLI.
    05-17-2016 12:34 PM
  13. Dima Nilsen's Avatar
    Mint is really good.
    06-29-2016 05:47 PM
  14. Dima Nilsen's Avatar
    And if you need a server base installation.. I choose CentOs
    07-01-2016 03:18 PM
  15. Bamboomy's Avatar
    If you want to mess with linux server-wise and don't like to mess up your own pc I'd recommend aws:

    https://aws.amazon.com/free/

    You can choose a light ubuntu instance and do basically anything you want with it free (for 12 months).

    After that you pay a little for small instances and more for heavier ones.

    You'd learn a lot from command line and if you mess up
    you can just kill the instance
    in stead of sitting in front of a non-working pc.

    Just my 2 cents...
    08-02-2016 03:45 PM
  16. BrainvireIndia's Avatar
    Hello,

    Ubuntu might look bit confusing in the beginning but its easy to use and you can understand easily after using for few days. the only concern is that is not that user friendly as the Windows Platform specially when I want to do some work in Microsoft Office.
    11-16-2016 08:06 AM
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