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Re: Linux tinkering

Postby lesterb » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:00 pm

Joy wrote:So Linux probably wouldn't be a good choice for a non-geek like me? I rely heavily on printing.

It's just that Windows 10 seems too invasive to me.

Do you have a friend or relative who can help you get started? It's mostly getting set up properly and over the first hurdle. After that, it's just a computer. But there is a bit of a learning curve like there is in anything new.
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Re: Linux tinkering

Postby lesterb » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:06 pm

Josh wrote:
Joy wrote:So Linux probably wouldn't be a good choice for a non-geek like me? I rely heavily on printing.

It's just that Windows 10 seems too invasive to me.


If you have modern stuff it usually works out of the box, so don't worry about it, provided you use a pretty mainstream distribution (like Ubuntu Linux).

Hi Josh, have you tried Peppermint? It's a light distro based on Ubuntu and intended for a Chrome OS replacement. Use Google docs, etc. You can use LibreOffice too, but for older hardware it would be great.

I've been playing a bit with Solus as well. It's a distro built from scratch [except the kernel] and I thought it seemed to be pretty good. But the last release seemed a bit more difficult. Had do command line configurations for my monitor resolution [1920 x 1080, which is really standard].

But I always end up back in Windows.
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Re: Linux tinkering

Postby Joy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:30 pm

lesterb wrote:
Joy wrote:So Linux probably wouldn't be a good choice for a non-geek like me? I rely heavily on printing.

It's just that Windows 10 seems too invasive to me.

Do you have a friend or relative who can help you get started? It's mostly getting set up properly and over the first hurdle. After that, it's just a computer. But there is a bit of a learning curve like there is in anything new.
Yes, I do have a friend who uses it. I'm sure he'd be willing to help me, since I look after their chickens and dog when they're gone. :)
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Re: Linux tinkering

Postby Josh » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:50 pm

I haven't really tinkered with any boutique distributions in a while. I spend most my time on CentOS 6.8 and occasionally on CentOS 7 and Debian 7 (testing).
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