Distribution choice for the long run!

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That's the decision i got to make!
Moneywise my hardware and linux is the most cost convenient. And as you said, the most configurable!

I think for expansion and possibilities, linux makes the most sense!
Sounds as though you've already made your decision... :cool:
 


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Sounds as though you've already made your decision... :cool:
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Yes :)
After a good understanding things do become more simple.

A mac laptop is for macOS mainly, although you can have additional linux etc.
On some stuff macOS wins. But generally speaking a lot of people advise linux.
My laptop has a xeon, 64gb ram and nvidea quadro T2000. Superior specs to most macs...

Zorin and Parrot will perform really well. :D
 
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On a closing note.
Can you edit video and sound on Linux to the same professional level as on a Mac?
DaVinci Resolve is the best software for video and is available for linux.
Cubase is not available for linux though :(

Full stack web development, video and sound production, are my main 3 areas!
 

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Can you edit video and sound on Linux to the same professional level as on a Mac?
Yes, audacity for audio editing
Kdenlive, openshot, DaVinci Resolve for video editing
Blender for animation
and gimp for image editing
 

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Via whatsapp I have been trying to communicate with someone in Ghana . Due to wind noise, and them keeping their voice down, I couldn't hear hardly anything straight from the phone .

I hooked android phone to laptop transferred the .opus audi files from phone and opened with audacity, and cleaned mainly using "distortion " and output level. Really recommend Audacity , as a soteware pkg was able to hear every thing clearly. Regarding video there are various options
 

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Moving from Windows 10 to Linux.
My focus is Web Development. I was considering a Mac with macOS; but a Linux user insists Linux is better for this purpose, and other general purposes too. Plus more private and secure.

Mint Linux seems like the best (easy to manage) general purpose, private and secure distro.
You agree?

I intend to make Mint my main OS for the long run!
I think Ubuntu is probably the best for people new in Linux. But if you really want to get into serious things, you should move to Gentoo after that.
 

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It if you want to consider being in Commercial IT based Linux. Redhat based distro's own the server market.
Redhat, CentOS, AlmaLinux, RockyLinux, OracleLinux, Fedora are all based on the same Core technolgies.

Amazon for example runs on Fedora.

If you're interested in becoming a Linux developer, most new Technologies come out the Redhat/Fedora group.
Fedora typically offers the latest dev tools.
 

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IMO, the distro that gets me closest to where I want to be, the fastest, is best. Why install a big "pretty" distro, if you have to fiddle and move everything around before you can use it, and is distracting, when another distro that isn't as pretty, but gets you going faster, is available?

No, I'm not a minimalist. But I don't care for big bubbly buttons and and bars that take up precious real-estate. I just want my computer to work, and I don't want to take forever to get it working for me.

Now, here's the kicker. I like Mint. It's not a minimal distro ... but it's also not a cartoon. And once installed, I can have the DE comfortably usable in about 5 minutes. I set up keybindings for my most launched apps, move the task panel to the left, make it really small, and auto-hide it. That's about it. I'm ready to run in about 5 minutes. And I find that I barely even access the task panel, preferring my keyboard for most everything.
 

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@KGIII
I know.
I'm ok with the learning curve if i choose it.
I'm not ok with the idea of tweaking parrot or manjaro and then moving to gentoo. No time for that!
Besides that; I'm not new to linux; the terminal etc.
I believe Gentoo is the best to learn the system. However, it is true that it takes a lot of time to maintain it.
 

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux,

I've been using Linux Mint Cinnamon since 2015...it's very stable, user friendly and has every thing you need to make your life happy.
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IMO, the distro that gets me closest to where I want to be, the fastest, is best. Why install a big "pretty" distro, if you have to fiddle and move everything around before you can use it, and is distracting, when another distro that isn't as pretty, but gets you going faster, is available?

No, I'm not a minimalist. But I don't care for big bubbly buttons and and bars that take up precious real-estate. I just want my computer to work, and I don't want to take forever to get it working for me.

Now, here's the kicker. I like Mint. It's not a minimal distro ... but it's also not a cartoon. And once installed, I can have the DE comfortably usable in about 5 minutes. I set up keybindings for my most launched apps, move the task panel to the left, make it really small, and auto-hide it. That's about it. I'm ready to run in about 5 minutes. And I find that I barely even access the task panel, preferring my keyboard for most everything.

Completely share your point of view!
And one of the reasons i'll stay away from Gentoo!
One of the reasons to move away from windows 10 is (more privacy and security).
Because generally speaking, windows works for me!

From my research Zorin OS seems the 1st right choice! Private, secure and ready to use.
If i like it, it will be my main OS!
 
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Tried out Zorin. Meh. I will stick with MX as the one I use more. Mint as the Stable reliable, Bill-pay laptop and dual boot "game PC" and Peppermint on a dual Laptop/tablet because the touch screen works all the time.
 
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Parrot seems very good! Will give it a go!

I really need to clear something.
Linux for web development is better than windows right?
Is linux better than macOS for this purpose?
If so it's good news as i already got a dell workstation!

PS: Plagueos seems quite secure to. But maybe not as functional as parrot.
Lots of the worlds websites are hosted on Linux servers, so Linux is a good
choice for web design. I use Lubuntu, had my first issue with it in years today,
after an update I lost the WiFi Icon, Wifi still worked, and I found a fix for the issue.
Lubuntu is lightweight, it uses the apt package manager, and the Muon package
manager is also installed it also has a graphical package manager listed under the
the title of Discover, either one provides every tool required for webdesign,
apache web server, php, jre, and there are so many other webservers you can download
and install, I use apache and php myself on Lubuntu. I installed filezilla for ftp access, works
without fail. As a desktop, I use opera, chrome, firefox, brave and even edge,
I installed the Reaper Daw, it runs flawlessly, even plays video, I installed audacity,
obs studio for streaming, libre office for office apps, thunderbird for email, I even installed
WhatsApp for linux, and signal messenger, there is nothing I can not do in Lubuntu.

But the Mac OS is the same, apps for everything, so much choice.

Linux Lite is another lightweight fully featured distro, it is even more suited to
people coming from windows, it has a backup program which might come in
handy if you make a mistake and mess something up, it will be my next OS,
am going to give it a try on a small laptop just to test it.

I use rsync to back up my files, from the terminal, not difficult but thei gui based
one in Linux Lite is a safer option for people newish to Linux.
 
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I don't think its so much about design since its web browser that renders web site markup and backend eg php.
And its failry consistent how thats done whether Linux or Windows ...But if you use Linux you have more of a clue when getting your web onto the hosting and then the issue of directory and file permissions come up i.e 644 for files and 755 from memory for dirs. Window users using cPanel etc and when they load up probably exclaim "what the..." is 644? ha ha I also use rsync to take whats in Apache dir to Desktop to play with
 
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