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RE: Favorite Linux Distros? #31
(06-04-2019, 01:26 PM)skeeba Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 10:22 PM)Nyx Wrote: Currently on Linux Mint and I'm finding it's a great first Distro. Mint makes everything very intuitive for a new user transitioning from Windows.

In case you haven't followed the debacle: http://www.uhoditv.org/linux-mint-must-die/

As far as this "debacle" goes it just seems like 1 article suggesting that Mint should just become an Ubuntu flavor has a bunch of Mint users up in arms. Interesting conversation to be had but not a debacle that would actually have an impact on how I use the OS I don't think.

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RE: Favorite Linux Distros? #32
(06-04-2019, 03:21 PM)Sartux Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 10:22 PM)Nyx Wrote: Currently on Linux Mint and I'm finding it's a great first Distro. Mint makes everything very intuitive for a new user transitioning from Windows.

Yeah Mint is a really good first distro - it does have some issues but not ones that should effect the normal user. It's light enough not to slow everything down (and seems way faster for most users than windows) and it also runs most packages/software fine. Plus one of the big things is that it has loads of documentation/forums for if you get stuck.

For any cracking/hacking I use Kali - there are other pentesting distros but it's the most mature in my opinion.
For a really small install/boot distro  I use SliTaz as it seems to always work without problems.  

Loads of other distros and there are loads of good ones, but I do get a bit annoyed when the distro is basically just a slight reskin/package change from others.

Yeah my second choice OS was either Kali or Debian but they seemed to have a bit more of a learning curve for a first time Linux user than Mint did, thus I just went with Mint until I become accustomed to Linux.

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RE: Favorite Linux Distros? #33
(06-04-2019, 05:50 PM)Nyx Wrote:
(06-04-2019, 01:26 PM)skeeba Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 10:22 PM)Nyx Wrote: Currently on Linux Mint and I'm finding it's a great first Distro. Mint makes everything very intuitive for a new user transitioning from Windows.

In case you haven't followed the debacle: http://www.uhoditv.org/linux-mint-must-die/

As far as this "debacle" goes it just seems like 1 article suggesting that Mint should just become an Ubuntu flavor has a bunch of Mint users up in arms. Interesting conversation to be had but not a debacle that would actually have an impact on how I use the OS I don't think.

You know what, I agree that 'debacle' was a bit over done, but this one article has sparked a series of YouTube and blog responses. Anyways, I used Linux Mint for 1.5 years until I found a bug where the decryption key for full-disk encryption could not be located on bootup.

Oh well. I really like Cinnamon. I'm using Antergos + Cinnamon atm.

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RE: Favorite Linux Distros? #34
(06-04-2019, 05:52 PM)Nyx Wrote: Yeah my second choice OS was either Kali or Debian but they seemed to have a bit more of a learning curve for a first time Linux user than Mint did, thus I just went with Mint until I become accustomed to Linux.

They are definitely a bit more difficult than Mint to get started with. The new Ubuntu versions are pretty easy to work with, but I've always found they're pretty heavy on the hardware. Have you given ubuntu a go?

I want to try some of the more specialist/wierd linux distros out too - i've got a few old machines which I might try them out on. Anyone have any ideas of good ones? I know of the North Korean Red Star OS which sounds fun to try.

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RE: Favorite Linux Distros? #35
(06-05-2019, 10:53 AM)Sartux Wrote:
(06-04-2019, 05:52 PM)Nyx Wrote: Yeah my second choice OS was either Kali or Debian but they seemed to have a bit more of a learning curve for a first time Linux user than Mint did, thus I just went with Mint until I become accustomed to Linux.

They are definitely a bit more difficult than Mint to get started with. The new Ubuntu versions are pretty easy to work with, but I've always found they're pretty heavy on the hardware. Have you given ubuntu a go?

I want to try some of the more specialist/wierd linux distros out too - i've got a few old machines which I might try them out on. Anyone have any ideas of good ones? I know of the North Korean Red Star OS which sounds fun to try.

My only experience was the time I tried to install Ubuntu years ago and panicked thinking I bricked my computer because no USB input was working and I was basically stuck with an uninstalled copy of Ubuntu. Ended up fixing it by using a PS/2 keyboard but haven't tried install Ubuntu since lol

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RE: Favorite Linux Distros? #36
if you want to use linux for regular use just go for ubuntu, its the best os, it has great user interface and is easy to use and also includes app store for easy installation of software, however if you are looking a distro for hacking, i would say go for kali linux because it has all tools pre installed

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RE: Favorite Linux Distros? #37
(06-05-2019, 10:53 PM)Nyx Wrote:
(06-05-2019, 10:53 AM)Sartux Wrote:
(06-04-2019, 05:52 PM)Nyx Wrote: Yeah my second choice OS was either Kali or Debian but they seemed to have a bit more of a learning curve for a first time Linux user than Mint did, thus I just went with Mint until I become accustomed to Linux.

They are definitely a bit more difficult than Mint to get started with. The new Ubuntu versions are pretty easy to work with, but I've always found they're pretty heavy on the hardware. Have you given ubuntu a go?

I want to try some of the more specialist/wierd linux distros out too - i've got a few old machines which I might try them out on. Anyone have any ideas of good ones? I know of the North Korean Red Star OS which sounds fun to try.

My only experience was the time I tried to install Ubuntu years ago and panicked thinking I bricked my computer because no USB input was working and I was basically stuck with an uninstalled copy of Ubuntu. Ended up fixing it by using a PS/2 keyboard but haven't tried install Ubuntu since lol

That sounds like a pain. I had a problem with installing Fedora a while ago where it would never boot on my system. Probably with different hardware it'll work. Same with me too.
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