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I’m considering trying out Linux. What version should I try? Any Linux users that can help me out and give some advice?

Thanks!

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7 hours ago, DemDunderBuds said:

What are you looking to do on Linux? Use it for development, play games?

Pretty much what I’m doing now

play games, do some basic things like writing and making excel sheets.

privacy is a big concern for me too, this is kinda why Windows is starting to turn me off, so privacy is #1

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14 minutes ago, Huge285 said:

Pretty much what I’m doing now

play games, do some basic things like writing and making excel sheets.

privacy is a big concern for me too, this is kinda why Windows is starting to turn me off, so privacy is #1

3 letters - VPN

and if that isn’t enough. Get more VPNs :)

 

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1 hour ago, Sly said:

3 letters - VPN

and if that isn’t enough. Get more VPNs :)

 

I already have a VPN :P Not cutting it for me. I also use firefox and duckduckgo.

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15 minutes ago, Huge285 said:

I already have a VPN :P Not cutting it for me. I also use firefox and duckduckgo.

What are u watching that is so illegal that u are afraid someone is looking? And can I get a link :)

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15 minutes ago, Sly said:

What are u watching that is so illegal that u are afraid someone is looking? And can I get a link :)

I'm just concerned for my privacy and value it a lot :D

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1 hour ago, Huge285 said:

I'm just concerned for my privacy and value it a lot :D

Move to America and get a gun FFS xD

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Microsoft Office does not run on Linux I’m fairly sure - you’ll have to use Libre (or Google Docs, highly recommend).

 

Ubuntu is fairly common. Arch is my personal favorite, but you will spend a lot of time configuring it.

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48 minutes ago, DemDunderBuds said:

Microsoft Office does not run on Linux I’m fairly sure - you’ll have to use Libre (or Google Docs, highly recommend).

 

Ubuntu is fairly common. Arch is my personal favorite, but you will spend a lot of time configuring it.

My brother used Ubuntu in the past, might try that since I can get help from him

also tried libre in the past and hated it, so google docx it will be. 

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13 hours ago, DemDunderBuds said:

Microsoft Office does not run on Linux I’m fairly sure - you’ll have to use Libre (or Google Docs, highly recommend).

 

Ubuntu is fairly common. Arch is my personal favorite, but you will spend a lot of time configuring it.

I think using Arch as a fulltime OS is unreasonable, but I would suggest trying it out to get the basics of Linux down. Maybe try and make a forum post from it as a personal challenge.

For a realistic option use Ubuntu or Mint.

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43 minutes ago, Lean Mean Steve McQueen said:

I think using Arch as a fulltime OS is unreasonable, but I would suggest trying it out to get the basics of Linux down. Maybe try and make a forum post from it as a personal challenge.

For a realistic option use Ubuntu or Mint.

Depends on what you do with the OS. If you play games, definitely not. If you like doing low level development / browsing the web, it works perfectly fine.

 

I would not recommend Mint - I've used multiple versions of it and never liked it (but that's just my opinion). Ubuntu is definitely user friendly to those that haven't used Linux before. Arch is Linux in hard mode.

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45 minutes ago, DemDunderBuds said:

Depends on what you do with the OS. If you play games, definitely not. If you like doing low level development / browsing the web, it works perfectly fine.

 

I would not recommend Mint - I've used multiple versions of it and never liked it (but that's just my opinion). Ubuntu is definitely user friendly to those that haven't used Linux before. Arch is Linux in hard mode.

If you're looking to play games I think dual booting is the way to go. There's still a lot of games that don't work on Linux and Wine is a pain in the ass.

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On 4/24/2019 at 4:15 AM, Huge285 said:

privacy is a big concern for me too, this is kinda why Windows is starting to turn me off, so privacy is #1

If it's privacy you're looking for I see a lot of people recommending tails along with a VPN.

I wouldn't worry too much about not being able to open documents. There's open source software for any type of file you could want to open.

Also, if you like the sound of arch linux but don't want to bother with all the configuration I'd recommend Manjaro which as far as I know dual boots natively

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21 hours ago, DemDunderBuds said:

Dual Boot messes with your machine’s time :(

There's ways around that depending on what linux distro you use. I just choose not to bother though as I only use manjaro for programming

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On 4/23/2019 at 11:37 PM, Huge285 said:

I’m considering trying out Linux. What version should I try? Any Linux users that can help me out and give some advice?

Thanks!

Depends what you want to use it for and how much you know about Linux already.

Start out on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, If you decide to stick with linux you'll probably know what you liked and disliked and change your distro accordingly.

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On 4/24/2019 at 4:15 AM, Huge285 said:

Pretty much what I’m doing now

play games, do some basic things like writing and making excel sheets.

privacy is a big concern for me too, this is kinda why Windows is starting to turn me off, so privacy is #1

If privacy is important for you, check out Subgraph (wikipedia. There are some concerns regarding Subgraph, read the "security" section in the wikipedia page.), Qubes (wikipedia), or Tails (wikipedia, Note: Tails is meant to be run off a usb or live cd). There is also Whonix (wikipedia) which, like tails, forces all your connections through tor.

 

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