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i am comeing from windows xp new to linux
« on: December 18, 2017, 11:11:09 pm »
i have laptop
ASUS VivoBook S15 S510UQ 15.6" 8GB Core i7 Laptop
 what would be the best os for me bear in mind iam new to linux

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Re: i am comeing from windows xp new to linux
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 03:04:08 pm »
Hi wootang and welcome to the forum :)

I have to be careful here (as I'm on the Peppermint team) but I'd say any Ubuntu based distribution such as
Ubuntu
Mint
Peppermint
ElementaryOS
Ubuntu MATE
Ubuntu Budgie
Xubuntu

Reasons - You'll find more help/documentation/online tutorial/etc. for Ubuntu than any other distro, and generally they 'just work'.

Personally I'd say Peppermint, but I guess I would wouldn't I :)
https://peppermintos.com
and instructions for making a LiveUSB in Windows:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4350.0.html

But why not try a few as LiveUSB's before deciding which suits you best, and only then actually installing.
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Re: i am comeing from windows xp new to linux
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 11:07:06 pm »
ok mate iwll try some but i did try  zorin 1.2 and it  destroy my windows 10> j s downloader -ffl(trj)
i have not given up on linux just yet but would like a good clean  usb boot  up
 where can i get one form  so i can try my be three os  8)

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Re: i am comeing from windows xp new to linux
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 02:19:27 am »
Not sure what you mean by "a good clean usb boot up, where can I get one" ?

What exactly are you trying to achieve ? .. putting Linux on a USB stick ?

If so, I take it you'll be creating this USB stick in Windows ?



And are you trying to say the Zorin ISO has a JS/Downloader trojan ? .. somehow I doubt that.

And if you've not booted it how could it "destroy windows", in fact even if the ISO did contain the JS/Downloader trojan it would be inert,  it's a Windows trojan so couldn't be executed by Linux.

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Unless of course Zorin 12 contains WUBI which is a Windows executable installer ?
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