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What to choose from all these distributions?

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Mustafa Fathi Ibrahim, May 8, 2018.

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What to choose from all these distributions

  1. Ubuntu

    86.1%
  2. Fedora

    13.9%
  1. Mustafa Fathi Ibrahim

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    In fact, this is the first time I will try any Linux system and I do not know anything about using it and I have the curiosity to install any version on my computer I just want to distribute it fast and very beautiful in terms of appearance and be suitable for designers What to choose from all these distributions


     
  2. Rob

    Rob Administrator
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    Why choose just one? Choose one first, then try the other.. then figure out which one you like better :)
     
  3. Mustafa Fathi Ibrahim

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    The Problem is i don't know anything about linux
     
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    Rob Administrator
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    I'd say Ubuntu is likely more popular than Fedora. They're both a good choice for a workstation. Do you need help figuring out how to download and install it?
     
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  5. Mustafa Fathi Ibrahim

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    no i wanna learn how to use terminal in any version
     
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  6. CptCharis

    CptCharis Active Member

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    You can try Linux Mint
    Is the best choice to change from windows to Linux.
     
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  8. atanere

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    Hi Mustafa, and welcome! The terminal is available in each and every distribution of Linux. So no matter which you choose, you will be able to access it and learn more about it. The first choices to make are to decide which Linux distros to try, and how you want to try it. There are several ways that you can test Linux... some that will not make any permanent changes to your computer. If you are willing to erase your computer completely, that is one of the easiest ways to install Linux.... but you will need to save your personal data first to a safe location (external hard drive, flash drives, DVD's, or whatever). Fully erasing a computer is sometimes best if you have an older spare computer to experiment with instead of your primary computer. If you only have one computer and it has important data on it, you will want to be very careful... installing a new operating system is NOT like installing a software program.

    Cheers
     
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  9. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Well-Known Member

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    Hello @Mustafa Fathi Ibrahim and welcome to linux.org :)

    There's no easy way to say this ... you will do yourself a disservice if you don't read a lot and try a lot.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/56lzbk/what_differentiates_different_linux_distributions/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-weight_Linux_distribution

    https://distrowatch.com/

    https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity

    ... and also read up on the different DEs (Desktop Environments) available

    https://renewablepcs.wordpress.com/about-linux/kde-gnome-or-xfce/

    1. Arm yourself with a number of blank DVDs or USB sticks
    2. Download any number of Linux Distros (distributions), which are available in .iso format
    3. Burn them (not just copy) to your medium (DVD/USB), they are now a Live Linux
    4. Alter your startup/setup BIOS to boot from DVD or USB over the HDD, temporarily or permanently
    5. Boot/reboot your computer and take a journey :D
    Optional Step 6. is if/when you find one you like

    ... install, either alongside your Windows, or in place of it. But take note of Stan's (@atanere 's) advice above to have a recovery solution in place for your Windows, or backup your data.

    Enjoy and avagudweegend

    Chris Turner
    wizardfromoz
     
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  10. Ptahhotep

    Ptahhotep Active Member

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    I agree with the comments here. Don't limit your choices, read up and try as many as you can before going for one. It also depends on what you want it for and what sort of desk top you are used to using. I came from Windows and personally found the two mentioned here, Ubuntu and Fedora quite confusing as I was looking for things where I was used to seeing them. There are a lot of windows types of Distros around to chose from. There is no real need to learn the terminal, because most of the time you won't use it. If you want to do it then just do a live install and play around as it won't cause any undo-able problems -perhaps you are trying to run before you can walk. It is up to you, but for what it is worth I'd follow the advice on here, I did that when I started and before hand and that is why I am more confident in what I do now
     
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