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which system to choose
« on: May 12, 2018, 10:45:19 am »
Hi, I am using windows which is being replaced soon, I am a general user browsing, films, basic use of word and excel. Advice please which is the best Linux to download.   Thank you Biju

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Re: which system to choose
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 12:43:33 pm »
Right at the moment I'd have to say either Ubuntu 18.04 or Xubuntu 18.04

Most other Ubuntu based distros will be releasing their new versions soon, so if you want an Ubuntu based distro right now they are the currently the only two out based on the new 18.04 code base that I'd suggest.

I'm suggesting an Ubuntu base because it's the easiest to find help for.

Ubuntu if your machine has plenty of resources, and you like the new desktop metaphor.

Xubuntu if you want something a little 'lighter' and more Windows like .. though it may not be as 'pretty'.

If it were me, I'd probably go for Xubuntu 18.04, but that's just 'my' preference .. why not try them both on LiveUSB's and decide which you prefer before installing.

Another option would be to wait about a month, then there'll be more to choose from for example as Mint release Mint 19 (Tara), Peppermint release 9, and ElementaryOS release 5.0 (Juno).

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Re: which system to choose
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 12:53:49 pm »
Hi Mark   Thank you for your advice, I will try your idears.

Biju

 


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