You could take a look at distrowatch.com to get an overview of the many options. (see: https://distrowatch.com/, bottom of right panel, 'Page hit ranking')I'm a newbie and Windows user. However, I'm planning to switch to one of the Linux version that is most user friendly. Can you suggest me the best ?
The best way to learn Linux is by using Linux.I want is something that makes me use more of the inner-workings rather than just have an almost 1-1 to windows/mac file system.
Learn to use the Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager to install software.I am currently having trouble wrapping my head around the basic workings of the terminal, getting programs through it, and just normal uses of it. so i feel that a distro that makes me use the terminal and more of the workings without leaving me in the dark and by myself would be very valuable ......so any suggestions?
If Linux Mint Cinnamon is working for what you need to do than stay with it.Should I stick with Mint cinnamon 19
Yeah this is how I found I learn best. But I don't wanna jump directly into the ocean, I need to stray in the deep end and learn to swim that way... If that makes sense... But I also dig the whole use cinnamon and learn different parts. Thanx for the insight!Personally i can't see that much that can be learned from apt-get . its just a command and when implemented what goes on just flashes in front of you. So if you want to learn there must be an elment of the right attitude. what at first might see tedious can also be lloked at that you might learn something from it. For instance no dependency programs when you use slackbuilds might seem an old fashioned novelty, and with several deps a tedious affair. But wait ..when you go to slackbuilds for a package you have to read about the deps, you learn their names why they are needed a little about what they do. If you take a slackbuild apart you can learn quite a bit about bash Thus Slackware is good if you want to learn a bit about basics of linux, terminal interpreter and bash. Straight away it forces to go look in /etc/rc.d , either set permissions or write some bash in rc.local thats because unlike windows which is like some pompus waiter ,lurking behind your baack and pouring your wine when you didn't ask it to and a noisy neighbor trying to . Slackware doesn't assume you want wifi to work out of the bag. it lets you choose what you want running
I'm gonna try this out Thanx!The best way to learn Linux is by using Linux.
Learn to use the Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager to install software.
Synaptic is a graphical package Manager for apt (apt-get). Allows to install, remove, upgrade packages (programs) in the system, and perform other actions associated with managing packages. Synapticmintguide.org
Once you've mastered those than move onto learning about the command terminal.
Don't jump into things to fast and than become confused and discouraged.
If Linux Mint Cinnamon is working for what you need to do than stay with it.
LOL my biggest concern... ThanxNo one would argue with you on any of those points captain-sensible. But Slackware would likely be overwhelming for a newbie. [email protected] said "I am currently having trouble wrapping my head around the basic workings of the terminal". I think he needs to get his feet wet. I think Slackware is throwing him in the deep end of the pool.