Need to find a good Linux distro

did you not find out why, turbo was constantly running?

TurboBoost is enabled by default. If one doesn't want it, it has to be manually disabled. However, performance with TurboBoost is very good. I don't want to give up on TurboBoost.
 


My 11 year old Laptop with 4 GB of Ram is running Mint Cinnamon 21.1 with no problems at all...it's also running on my Tower which has a new Motherboard...CPU and 16 GB of DDR4 Ram and now UEFI also has no problems.
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As we say...Linux isn't windowz for a very good reason because you need time to learn. Some Distros like Mint Cinnamon or Linux Lite are easy to use but not for beginners who have never used Linux before...if they were we'd have no need of this Forum.
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i just uninstalled Mint and back to Windows I had so many problems with Linux. i think Linux is not for me

For GNU/Linux, you need a lot of patience and, of course, a lot of enjoyment as well. If you still want to give it a try, and especially if you want to share your difficulties with us, I'm always ready to work together with you to solve them. Your laptop shouldn't be the issue, as the hardware is compatible with GNU/Linux.
 
Don't be afraid to try other distros and to distro hop for a while. You'll find there are a zillion choices out there and you may find something that you like even better. Mint is pretty good, don't get me wrong. My main point is that you have countless choices and deciding without trying is like picking your favorite food without having ever tried it and without trying other foods.

Better to find right one at first, distro hopping is addiction :D
 
Better to find right one at first, distro hopping is addiction :D
i used fedora but didnt like the bleeding edge release vibe i was getting. (37 didnt work :() tried mint, it just worked fairly easily, did research and determined I wanted to use debian instead of ubunutu- besides fiddling with the AMD GPU settings its been quite easy to use and i know if i get a new laptop or something imma do what I always do, try to install PureOS then fail and then install LMDE5 lol. I have tried a few other ditsros but for some reason it feels like (for me) using Linux mint cinnamon is the "how it should be" for me. im quite happy, and dont like distro hopping anymore (im getting to old for that LOL)
 
i used fedora but didnt like the bleeding edge release vibe i was getting. (37 didnt work :() tried mint, it just worked fairly easily, did research and determined I wanted to use debian instead of ubunutu- besides fiddling with the AMD GPU settings its been quite easy to use and i know if i get a new laptop or something imma do what I always do, try to install PureOS then fail and then install LMDE5 lol. I have tried a few other ditsros but for some reason it feels like (for me) using Linux mint cinnamon is the "how it should be" for me. im quite happy, and dont like distro hopping anymore (im getting to old for that LOL)
Myself, debian -> mint -> ubuntu + (ubuntu based) -> arch -> fedora and circle is looping sometimes :D

Currently using Pop os, working best with my nvidia gpu
 
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Myself, debian -> mint -> ubuntu + (ubuntu based) -> arch -> fedora and circle is looping sometimes :D

Currently using Pop os, working best with my nvidia gpu
using LMDE5 means im using linux mint but its based on debian, so the best of both worlds! :D
 
LMDE5 is good, i might get back into debian at some point when i got time
:) if i had more time id probably enjoy distro hopping, troubleshooting and trying new things are fun hobbies for techies.
 
I love myself testing too and tweaking, thats why i might try at somepoint lfs or gentoo :D
 
i might get back into debian
But you are [in a round about way] Pop is based on Ubuntu, Ubuntu is based on debian

I use LMDE to avoid some of the Ubuntu bloat on the main edition [and to me it seems a little quicker]
 
But you are [in a round about way] Pop is based on Ubuntu, Ubuntu is based on debian

I use LMDE to avoid some of the Ubuntu bloat on the main edition [and to me it seems a little quicker]
Thats true, i keep forgetting that sometimes
 
For GNU/Linux, you need a lot of patience and, of course, a lot of enjoyment as well. If you still want to give it a try, and especially if you want to share your difficulties with us, I'm always ready to work together with you to solve them. Your laptop shouldn't be the issue, as the hardware is compatible with GNU/Linux.

yes, I like to use GNU/Linux but if I install software from the official website for example: https://brave.com/linux/ these commands will break my system ? I don't like to use the package manager someone posted that software was released to the package manager by volunteers what if that software comes with a bad code like stealing my login details? I need to install things from the official web if they give a version for Linux users like this https://anydesk.com/en/downloads/linux https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/alternative https://www.teamspeak.com/en/downloads/
 
and the second thing is how can I know my system is safe from malware etc I'm so worried about that every time I install Linux.
 
in windows, I have been using a virus guard called Malwarebytes but Linux users say they don't need a virus guard. how can I know my system is 100% safe? and clamav is a virus guard for linux system ?
 
in windows, I have been using a virus guard called Malwarebytes but Linux users say they don't need a virus guard. how can I know my system is 100% safe? and clamav is a virus guard for linux system ?
Are you saying that with Malwarebytes on Windows you were 100% sure that you were safe?
 
Are you saying that with Malwarebytes on Windows you were 100% sure that you were safe?

No, Windows does have its own privacy concerns and collects data, but Malwarebytes at least helps keep viruses away.

Now, moving to Linux is new for me. I've been using Windows for a long time, and Linux is a bit unfamiliar. I'm not exactly sure how I'd handle a virus from the internet or a USB in my Linux.
 
yes, I like to use GNU/Linux but if I install software from the official website for example: https://brave.com/linux/ these commands will break my system ? I don't like to use the package manager someone posted that software was released to the package manager by volunteers what if that software comes with a bad code like stealing my login details? I need to install things from the official web if they give a version for Linux users like this https://anydesk.com/en/downloads/linux https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/alternative https://www.teamspeak.com/en/downloads/

When installing third-party packages, it's important to ensure that they haven't been altered by external sources. Verify the checksum and import the GPG key. For instance, with AnyDesk, you can import the GPG key and install the software manually or using "apt." Scripts can be created for applications like Teamspeak or the Brave Browser that handle MD5 or SHA256 checksum verification and proceed with installation upon validation. If you'd like, I can assist you with this process.
 

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