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Offline gnomonklater

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ex MS wannabee
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:20:50 pm »

Sorry I am not reading all of the forums to find answers to my questions, but I am hoping to get things moving along swiftly.  I hope you'll all understand and be willing to help me regardless.

I have an HP Pavilion G6 T2000 laptop with i5, 2.5ghz, 4gb ram, 64 bit.  Can I uninstall Win10 and install Linux software, and if so, what flavor would be best for this machine?  Also, there is also a lot of proprietary HP software that in some respects, I wouldn't be heartbroken if that went also, mainly because I am sick of HP spying on me too.  I like the Coolsense software, though.  That seems pretty helpful.

I was on a Linux forum before and was constantly confronted by smarmy, know-it-all punks who liked to make fun of people because they thought they knew everything and it mad them feel like real men.  I'm hoping to not encounter any of that here.  I am just looking for some help from real, patient people.

At this point, I am not really interested in doing all the CMD stuff that I know is a big part of Linux.  I understand some of it, but it is an animal I am not quite ready to tackle yet.  I do want to learn it later.  Right now, I am interested in just getting rid of MS once and for all, and HP for that matter, if I can, and switching to an OS that I have always believed is open source, friendly to use, and gives me the same kind of accessibility that I may have enjoyed with MS, but without all the spying and headaches.

Can anyone help me, please?

Thank you.

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Re: ex MS wannabee
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 11:59:55 pm »
Personally I'd suggest one of


Take your pick really.

I'm suggesting these simply because they're all Ubuntu based which means you'll find TONS of help/tutorials/documentation available (for Ubuntu) that applies to them all.

It would be impossible to say with 100% certainty that they'll work with your hardware, but that's the great thing about LiveUSB's, you get to test them out before making any changes to your hard drive.

If you require any help creating a LiveUSB just ask.

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Re: ex MS wannabee
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 11:03:17 am »
I moved to Linux when XP finished and never looked back  I use both mint and peppermint on different computers.

As has been said make a live usb for each and try them out.

Good hunting....


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