I remember being in that stage, and I remember trolling distrowatch and testing distro after distro to find what felt right to me. I too was looking at distros for programming, and one of my all-time fallbacks is manjaro. With your laptop being a dual-core, like others have said you shouldn’t have any problems with any distro. I will say that turning off secure-boot will help. I usually use etcher for my ISOs, as I have found that to be the simplest of burners. Also, check and make sure that legacy is enabled in bios as someone else said. If all else fails, google the crap out of error codes (which I did when first getting into Linux) and that might help point out issues.I’ll give all of them a try. So far I haven’t found a combination that works.
I’ve also tried Elementry.
This was the latest error.
One thing to try not to get confused about is the difference between a distro and what a distro's default configuration is. That is, if you install the linux kernal via any of the available distributions, you can basically customize the system to be whatever you want itt to be. That includes the window manager and how it looks and feels. So when you see a screenshot of say Ubuntu and a screenshot of Mint, understand that they are both versions of the same (depending on version) Linux kernal and can pretty much use the same packages.Hello
I'm brand new to Linux. I have an old Windows laptop I use for data logging. I have a python program running on it as a data logger and soon to control some Arduino controller boards. I hate windows and it's trying to crash. I'd like to change it to Linux, but after reading several pages on the different versions, I'm totally confused on which one to try. I'd like a GUI and I'll be programming python on it. I really don't know where to start. Any help is appreciated.
It would help if you could post the "exact" error message you are referring to.I’ve been trying Ununtu and Mint lately. I’m running them from the USB to try. I can’t get Python to run at all. I’ve checked the command line and it shows the version that comes with it. I’ve downloaded IDLE from Python.com and PyCharm. I’ve extracted them to the USB and I can’t get any of the three to run. I get various errors from can’t be found to not being authorized. When I search for the built in Python, it can’t be found. I don’t have a clue what I’m doing wrong. Is it because I’m running it from the USB? Because Python is on the USB? Where is the built in one located? I did get Spyder to load once, but there was no way to run it. I have Spyder on the laptop and it has a “run” button and an option if you right click on the program. This one didn’t have any of that.
Any idea what I’m doing wrong?