which Linux for what desktop

yleibovich

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Hi,
I want to learn about the underlying code of Linux, and perhaps make changes or create my own version. Is ubuntu a good distribution for that? will I be able to see the code and make changes?
Will I be able to install it on a new desktop I plan to buy soon (replace windows with ubuntu)?

Thanks,
Yair
 


KGIII

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You can see the code and edit it on every Linux distro. That's kinda the point.

Though, some distros may have some closed source stuff added, like proprietary blobs for drivers. You may also opt to include some closed source stuff that didn't come with your distro of choice.

Will Ubuntu work? Almost certainly, though it may require some work on your end. That statement is true for pretty much every OS, including Windows. You may need to install some drivers, you may opt to install some proprietary drivers.

The best way to tell is to download all the distros that interest you, start making live USBs, and then booting with 'em on your new computer. The live environment closely matches the installed environment. So, that's a good way to test.
 

yleibovich

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You can see the code and edit it on every Linux distro. That's kinda the point.

Though, some distros may have some closed source stuff added, like proprietary blobs for drivers. You may also opt to include some closed source stuff that didn't come with your distro of choice.

Will Ubuntu work? Almost certainly, though it may require some work on your end. That statement is true for pretty much every OS, including Windows. You may need to install some drivers, you may opt to install some proprietary drivers.

The best way to tell is to download all the distros that interest you, start making live USBs, and then booting with 'em on your new computer. The live environment closely matches the installed environment. So, that's a good way to test.
Thanks KGIII, That was very helpful.
Yair
 

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