Switching to Linux soon

Finny_Brace

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I've made one or two post about this in the past, but i have gotten unbelievably tired of windows being so slow, intrusive and buggy; and i did a whole myriad of research a while back into more distros than i can count. But unfortunately with the quarantine i lost my job and couldn't get a new charger for my thinkpad before i lost my job. I'm buying one now and i have a distro saved from before called Solus Budgie. People said it was easy for windows users to pick up and very user friendly. but unfortunately i completely forgot about any other distros, so i don't know if there are any other noteworthy ones out there. I've got a bit of time on my hands and knowing more has never hurt me in the past, so i was wondering if any of you know of any other distros that are similar to windows and user friendly that are worth looking at.
 


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My last laptop was a Lenovo it ran GNU/Linux just fine, if I remember correctly support GNU/Linux for their thinkstation workstation laptops. You should be fine installing any GNU/Linux distribution on a Lenovo laptop. Also have a look at Linux Mint, it's usually one of the top distributions recommended for beginners. Also try out a few different distributions by booting them from a live usb that way you can try them out a bit and have a bit of an experience with them.
 
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@Finny_Brace
Just to add what @f33dm3bits suggested. I run Linux mint with the cinnamon desktop and had no hassles learning to use the OS, I sometimes have to remind myself this ain't Vindows in the beginning . In fact I find it easier than Vindows.
As the wiz oft times says you are the pilot of your computer.
 

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New user here I have no suggestions for you. It will take me at least a year to review Debian. Just one suggestion maybe, if you have one machine make it dual, that way you are not rushing to chose and you do your job also
 

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I have a Thinkpad T490s and Linux runs like a breeze. Just one tip: despite they are one of the best supported mainstream laptop brands, if your distribution of choice has a “-non-free” iso to start with, that means it will include non-free drivers for your hardware, pick that one. Otherwise you may have trouble with the intel integrated hardware as the wifi card or the graphics.
 

Finny_Brace

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Also have a look at Linux Mint, it's usually one of the top distributions recommended for beginners.
Mint is most definitely an option i'm looking at. I'm not too big of a fan of the interface, but i could get used to anything given time. I did a bit of research and one big suggestion that is popping out to me is Deepin. People are saying that it's a good choice for first time linux users switching from mainstreams like macOS and windows, and people were really stressing how convenient the appstore on it is. I've still yet to make a decision, there's just so much feedback to sift through to find one i would be happy with.
 

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I've still yet to make a decision, there's just so much feedback to sift through to find one i would be happy with.
Most importantly go for what makes you happy, it was just a suggestion and I'm sure there are plenty of other distributions that are good for beginners as well since you dit a bit of research. I've heard PopOS is good for beginners as well and has a good software store.
 

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