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Special Interest => Open Source Tech Gulch => Topic started by: FDD on April 19, 2018, 03:50:59 pm

Title: Linux
Post by: FDD on April 19, 2018, 03:50:59 pm
got an old laptop I would like to put Linux on.

what would be a good one to use?

where would I get it?
Title: Re: Linux
Post by: slidemansailor on April 19, 2018, 11:24:24 pm
Theoretically, Linux is free... download, turn it into a bootable disc and fire for effect.
That has never worked for me.
I buy Linux Mint from these guys:
https://www.osdisc.com/products/linux/linuxmint (https://www.osdisc.com/products/linux/linuxmint)
Title: Re: Linux
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 20, 2018, 08:08:07 am
Lots of people like the Mint flavor of Debian. I use Ubuntu, booting from a USB stick I make from a download at https://www.ubuntu.com
Title: Re: Linux
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on April 20, 2018, 01:22:48 pm
Over 20 years using slackware here myself.
Although I certainly wouldn't recommend it to a new user these days.