sir thanks for your kind reply, I want performance from my distro, stable and a little bit user-friendly, pls give me suggestions.As @Brickwizard mentioned, the best distro for you is the distro that matches your needs out of the box. There are many beginner-friendly distros. And there are some not-so-beginner-friendly distros.
My recommendation for new users, as always, is to find a distro, and stick with it for a while. Get used to it's interface, get used to the command line, get used to the package management. Only once you're more comfortable should you start distro-hopping to see what other options are available.
Do you have any specific criteria in mind for your first distro?
firstly thanks for your kind reply sir, I am a student I want a stable distro which also gives a good performance, as you say I am the only one who knows what distro is good for me, but sir I don't know what distro do what work, so if you have any suggestion I am very thankful to you.Welcome to the forums
the best distribution for you, is the one you like the look and feel of, the one that does what you want ,and the one that works best on your machine,
If you would like some suggestions [I dont recomend as at the end of the day it is your choice] Tell us what you will be using your Linux distribution for.
I will say now that I will not be recommending any Pen-testing [hacking] distributions as to use these you need to be competent in using Linux and fully conversant with the terminal, it's codes and functions before you start to install them
This is not a problem, it's what we do.so if you have any suggestion I am very thankful to you.
sir which is fast os zorin or ubuntu?Well here's another way to look at it: if you are a student, like learning, and have a lot of free time, I'd recommend trying arch. Arch is not beginner friendly, and also forces you to use the command line.
However, if you just want a practical machine for doing papers, I'd stick with Ubuntu or mint, they are designed specifically for people who know little about computers, and they both have the full Libre office suite right after installation.
System76 and others have linux machines right out of the box if you want to spend some money.
i read your blog about installation , sir can we install os without pen drive , currently I don't have a pendrive or CD , but I have a network connection.This is not a problem, it's what we do.
Some of the more popular distributions for beginners are,
Linux Mint [cinnamon desktop is popular but can be resource Hungary,]
Any of the Ubuntu collection, [Kubuntu and Lubuntu are less bulky and so a little faster than the main build]
MX Linux [ MX-21.AHS is an excellent distribution for newer kit, but it is geared towards the business user]
Debian stable [ the base system for many of the popular distributions, A good OS with the XFCE desktop favoured, but make sure you download the version with non-free driver & codec package]
you can find out more information on each from distrowatch.com
There you go , a few to try, run them live from a pen-drive to see if you like the look and feel, it won't be at full speed but will give you a chance to see what you get before committing yourself
In that case, I would recommend Linux Mint Debian Edition, aka (LMDE5). It's based on the very stable and reliable Debian Stable, and gives a newcomer a nice interface with the Cinnamon desktop. Those familiar with Windows would quickly be comfortable with Cinnamon.sir thanks for your kind reply, I want performance from my distro, stable and a little bit user-friendly, pls give me suggestions.
yes, but it may restrict your choicecan we install os without pen drive
in terms of installation, ubuntu is very fast, i have no experience with zorin, some people here recommend against zorin because they're not great on privacy.sir which is fast os zorin or ubuntu?
And this quote is true, a lot of laptops now adays don't even have DVD drives so i'd stick with USB/pendrive with Belena Etcher as an image writing tool. There is network installation, but that's a pretty specialist way to go.I don't know of any modern distros that can install without DVD or pendrive. Pendrive is the primary installation method.