Some advice about Linux Distros


Linux has lots of choices. You have an old computer with a not so powerful video card? No problem, there's a Linux Distro (Short for distribution) for it. Bring new life to your old computer, and see the true potential of your new computer. There is a specific choice for each and in between. Like Science, there is a Science Distro. Like to design websites? Almost ALL Distros can help you do that. All you want to do is read your email, play Facebook games, watch Youtube videos, a document or two? Almost ALL Distros can help you do that. Don't like the first choice of Distro you chose, there's always another Distro that might be a better fit. Most of the Distros are free, so don't be afraid to try a few. The website DistroWatch has TONS of information about most of the known Distros. Read as much as you can BEFORE you spend the time to install a Distro. One thing that is a big value when choosing a Distro is its support forum where the experts who used to be Newbies (new to Linux) help a Newbie like you as best they can. Before you try a Distro, take that Distro's support forum for a ride. See how easy and how fast you get answers to your questions.

My favorite Distro is OpenSuSE. It is designed to appeal to everybody, Newbie to Engineer. Many people like Linux Mint. Ubuntu is another favorite. I highly recommend a Windows look-a-like called Zorin OS for the ones who never seen Linux before.

If you try a Distro, it could take up to a month of one hour days to get used to where the Control Panel is, how to configure your wallpaper and sounds, setting up a printer, etc. Just remember, what you can do on Windows, you can do it on Linux in a different way and with much more choices or take the defaults.

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