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A good read.
Here's a way to test drive most Linux distros although written for Linux Mint it can be used for other Linux distros also.
Read as many times as needed to understand as this is all new ground for you.
First, you can -- __and should__ -- try Linux Mint before switching to it. Fortunately, unlike other operating systems, Linux distros like Mint make it easy to give them a test run before installing it. First you'll need to download a copy of Linux Mint, which comes with three different...www.linux.org
All of these are a good place to start learning Linux while using Linux for the computer specs you've posted.
Have a look at these.
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are they any there that use uefi and are like linux lite and perfect as in can run youtube vids and browse web and dont lagI find this topic a bit light on detail
have you tried any of the suggestions made to you ?
If so which ones ?
What was the problem (if any) with each of the ones you tried ?
You use the word 'perfect'....what the hell does that mean ?
My internet is good but i want linux lite with uefi secure boot but it not supportedAny lagging you may experience may have as much to do with your internet connection as anything else.
If you have tried Linux Lite, what was the problem with it ?.....did it run ok ?
is there anyway i can boot linux lite with uefi but not secure bootYou do not need secure boot. In the world of Linux that is totally unnecessary.
Microsoft Secure Boot is a component of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system that relies on the UEFI specification's secure boot functionality to help prevent malicious software applications and "unauthorized" operating systems from loading during the system start-up process.
Some Linux distros will boot with secure boot enabled.....in particular some of the Ubuntu distros.......but the vast majority need secure boot to be disabled and they suffer no nasty consequences as a result of that.
The vast majority of Software on any Linux system is downloaded from the Repository, via Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager....... so ALL software from those sources is guaranteed Malwatre free.
The only time you run any risk at all is if you download some software direct from the internet.
The Repositories at software manager and synaptic package manager contain THOUSANDS of items of all sorts of software.....there are also ppa packages available from various sources eg alternativeto has thousands and thousands of apps with opinions and likes etc etc etc.....you are relatively safe downloading from there. I have used that site for moe than five years with no problems at all. Other people at linux .org also use it extensively.
before I forget.....after you have installed Linux Lite.....ENABLE YOUR FIREWALL
- To enable the ufw firewall, open a new Terminal window and execute the following command: sudo ufw enable.
- ((when asked for your password, type it in....nothing will show....this IS normal
To CHECK if the ufw (uncomplicated firewall) is active..... copy and paste the following in...or you can just copy and paste it....
- To disable the ufw firewall, open a new Terminal windows and execute the following command: sudo ufw disable.
sudo ufw status
[sudo] password for linuxconfig:
You will be told it is either ACTIVE or NOT ACTIVE
Once your firewall is Active.....LEAVE IT ALONE....it will automatically turn on each time you reboot or restart etc etc
You can go forward with confidence.
I will tell you later about Timeshift. It is similar to system restore in windows.......with one major difference....it actually works.....beautifully.
When you enter your UEFI it normal gives a list of the HD's and any USB stick that is plug in.is there anyway i can boot linux lite with uefi but not secure boot
i want to do a complete install with linux lite with uefi not sercure boot thoWhen you enter your UEFI it normal gives a list of the HD's and any USB stick that is plug in.
Just click on the device you want to boot from and it boots up.
I do it on my brain box as I have one HD with Mint on it and one with Win 7 on and that is all I do to boot up either OS.