Nerd Thread: I'm thinking of installing Linux

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  1. Napoleon V2

    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    Which distro is good for a relative Linux n00b?
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Whachu gonna do? Dual boot? Spare Mac-hine?
     
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    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    Dual boot
     
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    I think Ubuntu is a good place to start for first timers
     
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    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    Is there room to learn how Linux works with Ubuntu? It always seemed like Baby's First Linux to me
     
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    If you're learning why is this a bad thing?
     
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    I think you want Baby's First Linux if you're a noob. But yeah, you can get under the hood and mess it up if you like. I suggest it because I think it's the easiest to install and get going with. It was pretty easy to install on my Mac with virtual box.
     
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    You might even like it as is.
     
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    I want to learn
     
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    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    OK thanks I'll check it out.
     
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    I always thought Mandriva was a good all-around distro that worked for newbs too. Too bad it doesn't exist anymore.

    Ubuntu is too Gnome for me, but you can't deny it's wide support.
     
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    Hope you don't have a GPT/secure boot
     
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    Ubuntu is great for someone who wants to learn Linux because it's easy to install on a Mac or Windows PC.
     
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    Ooh, isn't that the norm with Windows 8 machines? My Ubuntu dual boot machine is Windows 7.
     
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    Preconfigured 8 mac-hines, yes. The Linux community sees secure boot as a plot by MS to make installing Linux super difficult. MS says it's to prevent rootkits. There are workarounds.
     
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    I just read that UEFI/GPT/Secure boot is REQUIRED on any machine preinstalled to be able to use the "Windows 8" logo. MS forced the hand. No dual boot on anything new without reinstalling the OS. That's pretty gay and faggit