I'd like to find a version of linux that doesn't drag you into fussing with command lines. I'm not a programmer in any way shape or form. I've been stuck with windows for a long time. oops ..... forgot to mention free. Thanks for your time
there are many good distributions for the beginner with user graphical interface's things I need to know before I make any suggestions,I'd like to find a version of linux that doesn't drag you into fussing with command lines. I'm not a programmer in any way shape or form. I've been stuck with windows for a long time. oops ..... forgot to mention free. Thanks for your time
Greetings @TotallyPuzzled ,I'd like to find a version of linux that doesn't drag you into fussing with command lines. I'm not a programmer in any way shape or form. I've been stuck with windows for a long time. oops ..... forgot to mention free. Thanks for your time
That's another point I wanted to make, sometimes command line is easier than clicking.While you were more specific than many, I'll point out that almost all mainstream distros require little terminal (command line) use. You can use them graphically just fine. Alternatively, you can learn to use a few terminal commands and life might be a little faster/easier. But, again, in any mainstream distro you're not going to need to use the command line. If you do, assuming your needs are simple, it's easy enough to search for the command.
I'll point out that the mainstream distros have one great thing - that is an abundance of support options and pages and pages written about them and the problem's you'll encounter. As such, a distro that's based on Ubuntu, or Ubuntu (or an official flavor), would be wise choices.
As you're coming from Windows, I'd suggest giving Lubuntu a try. I admit my biases, as I'm on the dev team.
Finally, an attempt to answer to the age old question: Which Linux distro is the best? Read on to find out which distro is the best Linux distro.linux-tips.us
That's another point I wanted to make, sometimes command line is easier than clicking.
I think op basically just wants to avoid those complex commands with multiple arguments and stuff, a normal would probably be fine with "sudo apt install" and "sudo apt remove --auto-remove", I'm a pretty rare person who enjoys the command line: never met anyone in real life who likes to do that.I have a few things open at all times. One of those things is technically two of those things. I have two terminals open at all times. One is used to SSH into other stuff, but it's open and gets used.
Working in the terminal shouldn't be seen as a chore. It should be seen as a benefit.
I've got a desktop computer which is a: Dual core, CPUE5400 @ 2.7 GHZ with 4 GB of ram.
sparkylinux@sparkylinux:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Kernel: 5.10.0-17-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 Desktop: LXQt 0.16.1 Distro: SparkyLinux 6.4 (Po-Tolo) base: Debian bullseye/sid Machine: Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 380 v: N/A serial: <filter> Mobo: Dell model: 0HN7XN v: A01 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A02 date: 08/27/2010 CPU: Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E7500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn rev: A L2 cache: 3 MiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 11704 Speed: 1596 MHz min/max: 1600/2933 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1596 Graphics: Device-1: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1024x768~75Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G41 (ELK) v: 2.1 Mesa 20.3.5 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.0-17-amd64 Network: Device-1: Broadcom NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe vendor: Dell driver: tg3 v: kernel port: ece0 bus ID: 02:00.0 IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 37.25 GiB used: 6.06 GiB (16.3%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD400BD-75JMA0 size: 37.25 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 36.37 GiB used: 6.06 GiB (16.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 Swap: ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 512 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 145 Uptime: 16h 36m Memory: 3.74 GiB used: 1.34 GiB (35.8%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.1 Packages: 1798 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.4 inxi: 3.3.01 sparkylinux@sparkylinux:~$