Which Linux Distro would you recommend for newbies?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Bala, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    I wanted to know which Linux distro will you guys recommend to use for new users.

    I recommend getting a Ubuntu distro because of the massive support and excellent community. More specifically I recommend users to use Kubuntu which is the KDE official spin of Ubuntu. Unity really is not ready for main stream and has quite a few bugs.
    Just tried Kubuntu and KDE looks and functions amazing. Its compiz effects but aero to shame.

    So what is your recommendations?
     
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  3. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator Staff Member

    Put android on PC :p

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  4. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Android wont function great on a PC and it is not meant to be used on PC.
     
  5. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator Staff Member

    Re: RE: Which Linux Distro would you recommend for newbies?

    JK
    It works great on Raspberry Pi tho
    Debian is also awesome

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  6. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Debian is super stable but still Ubuntu rocks for support, which is essential for newbies.
     
  7. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator Staff Member

    Re: RE: Which Linux Distro would you recommend for newbies?

    Agreed
    The askubuntu forums are great

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  8. captainfreeky

    captainfreeky Initiat3

    Every start is from here doudoulinux ;)
    Well from the ones coming from Windows would be zorin or any KDE which is based on Debian(stable) or Ubuntu (lts)
    kde based Mint, Netrunner, Bodhi(lightweight) & mepis
    For switching without log out you can use -->hybryde linux
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    Debian is better for servers rock solid alternative to redhat for desktop things can be used but better start learning with some above operating system
     
  9. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Very true

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  10. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Yup. I say kubuntu better for newbies coning from windows

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  11. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    As an irony unity was the reason half of the ubuntu community went at war

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  12. KelvinW4

    KelvinW4 Board Enthusiast

    I like kubuntu the best! It looks wonderful.
     
  13. matroska

    matroska Member Known Member

    I'm also interested in trying Linux, for beginners like me I'm so amazed with linux mint, very easy to use
     
  14. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Yes mint is a very good distro choice. May I ask did you get the one with KDE or mate or the default cinnamom desktop? Also try KDE when you have time. I am sure you will love it.
     
  15. matroska

    matroska Member Known Member

    I've tried the KDE version, but I prefer xfce version.
    right now I'm waiting for version 17, and I'm planning to install fully on my favorite laptop
     
  16. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Great that more guys are getting and switching to Linux. Its really a great OS.
     
  17. insomnic

    insomnic Junior Member

    IMHO this is by far one of the best distros that I have ever used as far as Linux goes. However the 'commercialization' of it and the new gnome desktop doesn't offer as much modification features as the older ones did. But still the best on the market!
     
  18. illumination

    illumination Initiat3

    Some of the other Distro's are becoming more stable, they are all improving over time, but as of now, Ubuntu is more stable then the rest "seasoned and matured", as it is more user friendly for beginners then most of the rest.
     
  19. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    I can agree here, Ubuntu has become pretty stable and mature. The only thing making me say so is linux mint is unable to use my broadcom wifi card, ie it does not install the driver at all but Ubuntu does it seamlessly without any issues. Otherwise I do like Mint due to Cinamon and their update utility.
     
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  20. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator Staff Member

    Dem feels
    ;-;
     
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  21. russ0408

    russ0408 Initiat3

    I got rid of Windows about a month ago. I was using Windows 8.1 64 bit. Let me tell you as of right now I will never go back to Windows. I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon Rebecca 64 bit, and I love it. It so much more stable than Windows and you don't have to reboot every 5 minutes. Another plus is everything is free. I don't have to worry about is Windows 10 is going to free, will you have to pay for this or that, all my software is working flawless and it's free.
     
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  22. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Yes this is one of the greatest advantage linux offers russ0408
     

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