Which linux version is best ?

I can recommend a book on bash relatively new publication "bash in Easy steps" by Mike McGrath ISBN 978-1-84078-809-9
I can recommend a book on bash relatively new publication "bash in Easy steps" by Mike McGrath ISBN 978-1-84078-809-9
Would you happen to know where I can find a download of this? I searched around kinda quick but nothing jumped out at me.


Debian :)


Debian + KDE
My installation:

You only give the Debian 10 Buster Stable repositories.

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

# Buster:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free

# Backports:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free

The rest is the same.

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wifi install driver
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Hello Welcome to the linux.org
Linux is really very good operating system and continuously popularity goes like a rocket
In this post, the popularity of linx is based on downloading from distrowatch.com

MX Linux

For more detail you can check best Linux distro 2019


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Big mistake!

Distrowatch DOES NOT measure the popularity of distros. It measures "Page Hit Ranking" on the Distrowatch website.

If I have used Ubuntu for years and I am very happy with it I have no need to go to the Distrowatch website, to go to the Ubuntu page or to go to any other page on that site. How does that measure me? How does it measure the popularity of Ubuntu?


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To me, this question is a little like "What's the best car to buy"?
Also "most popular" doesn't always mean "best".

Best for what? What do you do with it?
Do you tow a horse trailer with it? Maybe a Honda Civic isn't the best choice.
Even though, those are very popular cars.

The best for desktop productivity isn't the best for audio/graphical development.
The best for games isn't the best for enterprise databases.
The easiest to install isn't always the most compatible.
The best one for this CPU/hard drive type, and amount of RAM isn't the best one
for that CPU with that amount of RAM.
The one with the newest versions of Linux software isn't always the most stable.

My two cents.


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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 friendliest Linux distro for a newbie is probably Linux Mint. Any distro will give you access to what's under the hood; those that require you to get your hands dirty during the installation process might be considered less newbie-friendly. The friendliest Desktop Environment is a matter of personal preference


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Just a heads up here :)

This thread started Feb 20 (Oz time), had some discussion for 6 days, last entry from Rado was followed by a 6 month gap until LInpassion's input.

The OP has not been active since Day One with any response.

The Thread can stay open for people to express their opinions, by all means, as long as we are aware that the OP may have moved on elsewhere.

Avagudweegend folks and enjoy your Linux :), I do, all 90 of 'em.


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