Hello everyone I am brand new here

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  1. Segarcia1

    Segarcia1 New Member

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    Hi,
    I am a grad student and have an old laptop with vista that I used for gaming. It is slow at times as you may well know so I am going to give linux a try. I want to breathe new life into my laptop and I am brand new to linux but like the idea of freedom. My problem is that there are so many different flavors I don't know which one to choose. I am going to use it to fiddle with powerpoints and word documents and want to keep vista just for gaming if I ever have time. Hopefully I will be able to fully switch. Any ideas about which operating system would be welcome and thank you in advance.

    Saul

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    23.999k New Member

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    You can install two systems at the same time, the choice wants to enter the system when the phone is switched on. I suggest you can try ubuntu, it is very cool.
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    Kaimanasmith New Member

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    Hey there welcome to the forum...if you are into Linux..than Ubuntu is the best option for you..Linux is a great OS but is a but complicated..you certainly won't find it easier than the XP or the Vista..but the interface is great..
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    Segarcia1 New Member

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    thank you both. I ended up installing Mint and I like it so far.
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    23.999k New Member

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    hey´╝îNo matter which OS do you use, to welcome you into the Linux world
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    DaSt1986 New Member

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    Personally, I'm a Debian fan. It looks less cluttered and for me it is all easy enough to get it configured. If you're new, though, I think Ubuntu is the best. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu which in turn is based on Debian, so that one might be very good to beginners as well.
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    Jingshi New Member

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    I'm a Chinese,you must know more English words than me,right?I am a novice.;):D

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