CPU: Intel i5-6500 3.2 GHzWelcome aboard, mate. Before I recommend a distro, how about telling the group what hardware you are running. (i.e cpu, ram, video, 64 bit / 32 bit, etc.) This will make it a bit easier. We would not want to recommend a distro which would overwork your system, causing lockups or other problems. Distro hopping is much easier than it was years ago. Now you can use a thumb drive to burn a "Live Cd" image, and if you don't like it, burn another one over it until you find what you want. Are you currently running windows?
Ok, that should run just about anything you throw at it. What have you tried so far? Do you use the command line interface sometimes, or mostly a gui? My personal preference is Slackware, although I have Lite, Mint Cinnamon, Puppy, and a slew of others on tap. (I try to keep the head small, don't like a lot of foam.CPU: Intel i5-6500 3.2 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB
Monitor: AOC 24" 1920x1080
Mouse: Logitech G502
Mouse pad: Steelseries QcK+
Gaming chair: Gamborg
Keyboard: Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Red
Headphone: HyperX Cloud II
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
If you feel that the Arch installation was too daunting, you may not like Slackware either, especially updating from the command line. Most people steer someone just getting started in Linux toward Mint Cinnamon, and you say that you have tried it. What did you think of it? More importantly, what are you looking for in an operating system?I like the philosophy behind Arch. But the installation too daunting for me. Ubuntu is nice for it's community and stability, Mint also. I love Elementary's and Deepin's UI!
While I was waiting for the wiz to appear in a puff of smoke, I looked back through the postings. Eureka, I found it!! The original poster was @Fishy, and the title of the posting was "Have heard Linux is the way to go", located in the "getting started" section. The distro He was talking about is Solus 3.9999. He also mentioned Solus Budgie, have you tried it?
Here's an easy way to install Arch Linux although you still will have to build and compile code to get things to work.I like the philosophy behind Arch. But the installation too daunting for me.
If you like the Arch philosophy and if you like the Arch feel you may want to try Manjaro or Antegros. Both are Arch based but are easy to install and offer a range of desktop environments.I like the philosophy behind Arch. But the installation too daunting for me. Ubuntu is nice for it's community and stability, Mint also. I love Elementary's and Deepin's UI!
Wizards don't skulk. We manifest ourselves, regally.Wiz are you skulking about ?
... if you choose a different Linux for that one from a different "Family" (Debian, Arch, Gentoo, RPM, Slackware, Other) ... you are going to have two significantly different learning curves to follow, and will likely get confused.Laptop: HP Probook 4720s
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