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#1 Viper_Security

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:32 PM

Hello All, I'm looking to wipe my windows 10 lappy and put 2 linux distros on it.  one of them is going to be ParrotSecOS/Kali/Black Arch (security Distro(s)) but the other would be for casual use, im having trouble deciding between, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Ultimate Edition.

 

these distro's will be the latest version and Kernel, i just need you guys' opinion on which one to choose, i was thinking about going with Ultimate Edition or Linux mint.

 

i can configure WINE to play my WoW and the other software is available for linux like C2A, skype, vlc, etc.

 

So Which Distro wold you choose and why?


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:41 PM

Go with Mint. It's by far the most comfortable to use if you have used Windows for a long time. Before installing though, use the live USB/installer to see if there are any hardware problems.

 

On my laptop, the network drivers would not work with Ubuntu, so ruling out Ubuntu and its forked distros, I chose Apricity OS

 

If you want something slick, then Elementary (based on Ubuntu/Debian) and Apricity (based on Arch) are also a good choice

 

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:49 PM

I'm usually an Ubuntu user. It has typically worked the best on the systems that I have had.

 

Arch is one I want to get into. Just haven't had the patience to deal with installing it as of yet. But the rolling releases is nice. A distro based on it is worth a shot as well. Manjaro is pretty good, haven't heard of Apricity that Cking mentioned above.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 03:30 PM

 
Linux Mint...(Cinnamon Sarah)
 
Ultimate is a bit 'trendy' for my liking....
 
Have run mint now for approx 4 months....its middle name is Stable.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 03:40 PM

 

 
Linux Mint...(Cinnamon Sarah)
 
Ultimate is a bit 'trendy' for my liking....
 
Have run mint now for approx 4 months....its middle name is Stable.

 

That's the only reason i would have used Ultimate Edition, is because a lot of people use it (secure OS and n breaks/bugs).

 

 

i have LM17.3 (Sarah) installed right now and it is VERY stable, so ill think about that.

 

@CKing123, ill check out Apricity as well.

 

@DeimosChaos, I was thinking about ubuntu but i heard 16.04 wasn't very stable, will be in consideration though.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 03:48 PM

 

 

@DeimosChaos, I was thinking about ubuntu but i heard 16.04 wasn't very stable, will be in consideration though.

 

Can't say much to how stable it is. Haven't run 16.04 a whole lot yet. Though I wouldn't worry about the early stages being a bit buggy. They'll get it fixed and be stable soon enough.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:10 PM

IMO:

Cutting Edge: Ubuntu's

 

Stability: LinuxMint

 

With that computer you have and your obvious passion for pc's, I would try Linuxmint KDE 17.3 OR Kubuntu 14.04.5.  I use LM KDE 17.1 and it is awesome!, the Dolphin File Manager is really nice also.  I'll leave it up to others to work out the bugs before going to 16.04.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:33 PM

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 for about 4 weeks now and have had no issues so far.



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 12:51 AM

Hi Viper, I have Ultimate Edition 5 Lite amongst my stable, featured a pic at Jonuk's "Show Us Your Desktop" a few weeks ago - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/592994/show-us-your-linux-desktop/?p=4033033

 

The wallpaper was from their 3.1 edition, I just like dragons.

 

For the most part, I really enjoy it.

 

I'd go into more detail but I have other fish to fry (or is that dragons?) ... so if you go that route, then I've got your back (or you, mine? lol)

 

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 02:21 AM

Just a BTW to the above ... Maui 1 "Aurora", if you are interested in trying something new.

 

I have just featured it at Jonuk's Topic, here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/592994/show-us-your-linux-desktop/?p=4066346

 

Looks interesting.

 

Default wallpaper looks like this

 

 

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... but took me a devil of a time to find where the wallpapers were kept and activated, lol.

 

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:16 AM

 

 
Linux Mint...(Cinnamon Sarah)
 
Ultimate is a bit 'trendy' for my liking....
 
Have run mint now for approx 4 months....its middle name is Stable.

 

 

+1! :thumbup2:

 

While I run the MATE edition, which was once the 'regular' or Gnome edition, converted into MATE after Ubuntu went with Unity, it's just as stable as ever for me, and I've ran it for over 7 years now. So while I've tried a distro here & there, have never strayed from Linux Mint MATE. 

 

And as has been mentioned above by CKing123, long term Windows users are Linux Mint's targeted audience. Because they can jump right in w/out a prolonged adjustment, due to the Start Menu (& yes it's still a big thing, because W10 brought it back) & feel fairly much at home. Linux Mint Cinnamon is often called the ultimate replacement Linux OS for Windows 7 users. 

 

While I've tried Cinnamon a few times, I wasn't as impressed as some, or my tastes are different, not into heavy amounts of eye candy unless watching videos. :)

 

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 08:29 AM

 

 

While I've tried Cinnamon a few times, I wasn't as impressed as some, or my tastes are different, not into heavy amounts of eye candy unless watching videos. :)

 

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I prefer the Mate versions for the same reasons.



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 10:25 AM

 

 

 
Linux Mint...(Cinnamon Sarah)
 
Ultimate is a bit 'trendy' for my liking....
 
Have run mint now for approx 4 months....its middle name is Stable.

 

 

+1! :thumbup2:

 

While I run the MATE edition, which was once the 'regular' or Gnome edition, converted into MATE after Ubuntu went with Unity, it's just as stable as ever for me, and I've ran it for over 7 years now. So while I've tried a distro here & there, have never strayed from Linux Mint MATE. 

 

And as has been mentioned above by CKing123, long term Windows users are Linux Mint's targeted audience. Because they can jump right in w/out a prolonged adjustment, due to the Start Menu (& yes it's still a big thing, because W10 brought it back) & feel fairly much at home. Linux Mint Cinnamon is often called the ultimate replacement Linux OS for Windows 7 users. 

 

While I've tried Cinnamon a few times, I wasn't as impressed as some, or my tastes are different, not into heavy amounts of eye candy unless watching videos. :)

 

Cat

 

i have went with Ultimate Edition, and i used windows but not as a main OS, linux is my main OS, not windows.

 

but i thank everyone for the info, :)


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 03:18 AM

 

i have went with Ultimate Edition, and i used windows but not as a main OS, linux is my main OS, not windows.

 

 

Same here, I not only run Linux Mint for stability, also security. While I have Windows installs on hand, it's because I help a lot of folks, both here & in person, and the same goes for Linux Mint, which I try and push as often as I can. Especially to those who are always seeming to have to deal with infections. And in large part, I know why, some runs their Windows OS 24/7 on Torrent sites, not really getting as much software, rather being a 'seeder'. 

 

This is by far, on a Windows computer, a risky operation, and when I show many that they can do the same with Transmission (& yes they catch on fast), the days of calling me over an infected OS are gone. Yet I'd never want to get anyone who lives within 5 miles of me advice on running a 24/7 torrent client, because some of the data can infect computers in the immediate area if not adequately protected. While these have never harmed any computer that I've converted to Linux Mint, one wouldn't want that computer to connect to one's personal network unless all Windows computers are shut down. And after the guest leaves, reboot the modem & router to flush any Malware remnants away. 

 

Yet I agree with the OP's idea, in Uniting Linux users, there's a site (I believe Nick has it) to where one can register as a Linux user & have their own personal Linux ID number. :)

 

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Edited by cat1092, 23 August 2016 - 02:48 AM.

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 03:23 AM

 

Yet I agree with the OP's idea, in Uniting Linux users, there's a site (I believe Nick has it) to where one can register as a Linux user & have their own personal Linux ID number

Sure do.

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