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what is the best linux os for a new user coming from windows 10 after the wannacry incident? also any general linux tips are appreciated.
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>>60396604
Linux Mint. Period.
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>>60396604
Gentoo
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>>60396604
Ubuntu or any of it's derivatives, especially Mint as >>60396630 said
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>>60396604

debian. normie friendly install unlike all of the "install gentoo" responses you're going to get
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just install gentoo
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Zorin OS hands down.
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>>60396780
What did you do?
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>>60396604
stop by the /fglt/
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>>60396604
I wouldn't get too used to Ubuntu since it's about to die next year. Try Debian.
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>>60396780
top kek

>>60396604
Try out Fedora, Ubuntu, or openSUSE
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>>60396780
0/10 anon. At least try to be funny?
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>>60396780
you bastard kek
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Ubuntu LTS. 16.04.
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>>60397666
fuck off satan
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>>60396604
Search for software by category: http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/, https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Main_Page
Search alternatives to common applications: https://alternativeto.net/, http://www.linuxalt.com/
Themes, artwork, and more: https://www.opendesktop.org/
Desktop environments and window managers: http://www.xwinman.org/
Distro search: http://distrowatch.com/search.php?ostype=All&category=All&origin=All&basedon=All&notbasedon=None&desktop=All&architecture=All&status=All


News: http://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home, http://www.webupd8.org/, https://www.linuxjournal.com/, https://lwn.net/
Gaming news: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/, https://linuxgameconsortium.com/

Friendly list of software for winrefugees:
Liferea for RSS
HexChat for IRC
Pidgin for chat and videochat
GPRename for a batch renamer
ANGRYsearch for desktop search
dupeGuru for duplicate files removal
File System Visualizer for the file manager featured in Jurassic Park
Unison for file synchronization
gThumb for an image organizer, image viewer, and video player
JDownloader to download videos from youtube, and from mega, etc
Conky, GKrellM and HardInfo for a system monitor
Krita for drawing like a pro
FontForge to create fonts
Easytag for music tags
Kodi or XBMC to download movies, series, listen to some online radio...
Natron for video compositing
Open Broadcaster Studio for screencasting
Cinelerra-cv or OpenShot for video editing
HandBrake for transcoding
KeePassX for password manager
GraphMonkey for a graphing calculator
PowerTOP and TLP for laptop powersaving
Scribus for desktop publishing
Document Processor
GNU TeXmacs and LyX for document processors (ditch Word right now)
Anki for flashcards
TreeSheets for an outliner
Workrave to counter RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
GNU Typist and Klavaro for typing training
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I hope all those eyebrow faggots go extinct
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>>60398415
;_;
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>>60396604
Anything but Mint. You're getting trolled Anon. Also stay away from Gentoo and Arch. Gentoo is pointless, and Arch is for fags who want to pretend they're elite, but aren't.

Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Fedora, Manjaro, Deepin, PCLinuxOS, those are some distros to look at.
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>wannacry incident
So the Never Updates Incident?

Ubuntu, since it'll nag you to update all the time.
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>>60399274
yoooooo "le gentoo guy" xdd who unironically uses it and doesn't have a 4 page tl;dr on why he doesn't use it face
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Because you're coming for Windows I'd recommend either Linux Mint or Debian. Both are pretty normie friendly unlike something like Gentoo.
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>>60396651
>>60396630
https://lwn.net/Articles/676664/

Mint is trash. Use Ubuntu or it flavors. Fedora or Debian if you want something different.
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Oh shit gentoo is a real penguin
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Honest to fucking god ransomware developers are some of the most evil fucking cunts on the planet save violent crimes. Think about the files that could be lost, and how most of their victims are the elderly. People are losing irreplaceable files like pictures of dead loved ones, historical documents, possibly their lives work if they happen to be an artist or a photographer, and even their livelihoods if their job depends on those files, all so some sociopath teenager in some second world shithole can get rich quick of the backs of thousands. And now with this latest attack its actually risking lives due to the level of systems effected. It's that level of complete disregard towards literally every single other person on this planet that disgusts me the most. Karma is a bitch and I hope that it comes down hard on those motherfuckers.
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>>60400026
>memes
hey memelord, Linux Mint is good for daily driver
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>>60400887
It looks like shit
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>>60396630
A period in time? Just say full stop yanks, you sound ridiculous with your childish variants.
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>>60396604
People will tell you here to install linux distros which require some knowledge in linux... i.e. ubuntu, linux mint, gentoo, debian... All these are meme distributions.

Most user friendly and pretty much windows like distribution would be SourceMage, great community, great distribution.

Install SourceMage.
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yesterday after having some problems with the filesystem just because im retarded i got to work manjaro in my laptop with a win7 dualboot and it works even better. The problem are the 10 Gb win7 uses vs the 40 Gb manjaro uses but as long it doesesn't fail to me (which it hasn't happened yet). I must say that it was my first time using or installing a gnu/linux distro and it was easy and fast. Also in manjaro you dont need any kind of programing knowledge because you got a graphic interface for everything so it may be an option for you
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>>60401647
Stop shilling bullshit
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>>60401958
Why is it bullshit? I have no idea about source mage or gentoo.
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>>60401985
You need to be a wizard to use Source Mage
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>>60401647
> require some knowledge in linux
> ubuntu, linux mint, debian
Quality shitpost.
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Zorin, or Manjaro
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>>60398903
>implying you wouldn't
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>>60396604
Install a couple of distros on a vm till you find one you like OP.
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Mint, Fedora, any *buntu
Arch if you want to learn Linux the hard way
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>>60402001
Implying people don't want to escape reality and become powerful wizards who can cast spells.
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>>60398795
Especially that fucker macaroni
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>>60402462
>Arch if you want to learn Linux the hard way
What is Linux from scratch
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I'm using linux 9 months still can't get why people using debian/arch/-based/rhel distros when there are debian/gentoo
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>>60402555
Try and your blindness will be cured, and you shall see the magic of SourceMage.

BTW, have you tried SourceMage?
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>>60402585
Don't think that 10+ y.o. project I've never heard about can really be relevant :(
But I'll check that out
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>>60402585
Can you compile vim so it is as fast as other editors?
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>>60402894
Can Jesus walk on the surface of your face?
Well of course, my friend.
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>>60397070
>hint: WE WUZ KANGZ
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>>60402555
>still can't get why people using debian when there are debian
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>>60396604
you should try ubuntu mate, but don't take my word for it
pack a few distros on a live bootable usb drive and try them before you decide which one you go for
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>>60396604
Either >>60396630 or Ubuntu MATE.
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>>60396604
On Ubuntu based systems you can download more ram by running:
apt install zram-config


It reserves part of your memory as a compressed swap thus reducing the need to use disk swap. It was originally developed for Android and is quite useful on the desktop too although for some reason they don't flip it on by default.
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>>60400497
It's a rude awakening, anon. That "security is obscurity" meme needs to go. Now.
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>>60396647
fuk off
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>>60396666
debian installer breaks on 1 of 5 PCs

>>60396678
see
>>60407241
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>>60402555
dumb b8
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>>60402972
here let me help you
"debian-or-arch-based distros"
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>>60396604
you're going to install gentoo eventually, after distro-hopping endlessly. Might as well just skip the distro-hopping and just install gentoo now.
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>>60400497
They're a necessary evil. Today it's family photos and cat pictures, but tomorrow holds a much darker future if we don't fix things now. Attacks like this will change things, hopefully for the better.
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>>60406787
>download more ram
What is this sorcery?
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>>60396780
Pretty good, but i believe i perfected it
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>>60400899
Are you a god damn child? "Looks like shit" is completely relative to the DE you use. At their base, all forms of Linux begin and end with Bash.
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>>60396604
Avoid anything systemd.
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>>60396604
Install Gentoo




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