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Title: Newbie
Post by: Gunski on August 28, 2020, 09:15:54 pm
Ok, totally new to this, have looked and see plenty of linux options so  I have a windows 10 tablet, it has the required 2gb ram and I have a 16 gb usb. I like Tails but what be the best linux giving me the best online security should i use?
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: DavidMcCann on August 29, 2020, 04:59:57 pm
Any Linux is quite secure. The system doesn't allow programs to run without being given permission, whether by the installer or you — just clicking on them in the file manager will do nothing if that hasn't been done. You might find this useful:
https://www.lifewire.com/windows-vs-linux-mint-2200609 (https://www.lifewire.com/windows-vs-linux-mint-2200609)

With a touch-screen tablet, it might be a good idea to consider Ubuntu. It uses the Gnome GUI, which is particularly good with such hardware. Get the long-term-support version and that's good for 5 years' of updates. You can make a live USB that you can boot from and make sure that you're happy.
Read all about it:
https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/how-to-verify-ubuntu#1-overview (https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/how-to-verify-ubuntu#1-overview)
https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows#1-overview (https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows#1-overview)
https://rufus.ie/ (https://rufus.ie/)
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