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Support => General Help & Advice => Topic started by: Ethel_Hallow on September 08, 2018, 11:13:32 pm

Title: Getting Started
Post by: Ethel_Hallow on September 08, 2018, 11:13:32 pm
Hi everyone,

First, off my names, Chelsea and I'm re-entering the world of Linux after many years of using Mac OS and windows. may I ask a few questions?

I was just wondering what the best versions of Linux would be?

I will mainly be using it for the internet, word processing, some simple photo editing/viewing photos, viewing files, and general simple university work. I will probably load the software on an old accer laptop which is running an older generation processor though I will be upgrading the ram.

second question what version is similar to the layout of mac os, I been searching around and I'm currently liking the bottom access panel which is very user-friendly and clean look.

What version is this and where would be the safest place to download this from?

thanks kindly   

Title: Re: Getting Started
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on September 09, 2018, 01:04:41 pm
Hi Chelsea and welcome to the forum.

Older hardware, I'd have initially suggested Peppermint, and this can easily be modified to have an OS X style bottom dockbar.

But if you want that bottom dockbar 'out of the box', I'd probably suggest ElementaryOS.

https://peppermintos.com/
and
https://elementary.io/
(BTW, you can still get elementary for free .. just enter "custom amount" and set it to $0
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