What's best for Linux

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September 29, 2019 at 23:17:44
Specs: Windows 10 64 bit, Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz/8GB
I administer Oracle application on Redhat Linux at work (99%) character based and I have had enough of Microsoft and Windows and it is finally time to see if I can move to Linus and leave Windows behind. I am wondering what is the best flavor of Linux to try replace my home Windows computer with. I use my home computer mostly for connecting to the office with Team Viewer, using Word, Excel and Access, do web surfing, and have a lot of Perl scripts I have written.

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#1
September 30, 2019 at 10:58:24
Have a look at the top 100 in the right hand column on this page: https://distrowatch.com/

I'm a fan of Linux Mint: https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

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#2
October 1, 2019 at 17:11:22
thanks riider....I will check it out. I did see Linux Mint on a top 10 list.

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#3
October 1, 2019 at 17:12:23
rider what kind of machine specs do I need?

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#4
October 1, 2019 at 17:22:26
"...what kind of machine specs do I need?"

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?s=Syste...

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#5
October 1, 2019 at 23:30:10
thanks guys for the helpful info

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#6
October 2, 2019 at 00:01:23
You might also like to consider Fedora as it is very closely linked to Red Hat.

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#7
October 4, 2019 at 11:03:38
thanks.....Hopefully I can set up 2 or 3 machines and see what I like best.

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#8
October 4, 2019 at 11:15:27
"...Hopefully I can set up 2 or 3 machines and see what I like best"

Before you go to that much trouble, try live versions....

https://livecdlist.com/

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#9
October 7, 2019 at 16:56:38
So I see from the list there are many different flavours (correct term?) of the same distribution. Fedora has about 10 or 12. How does one know which one to pick.

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#10
October 7, 2019 at 18:00:02
Really, you can burn images for them all, but for Fedora, one of the Desktop distros would be your best start, with LXDE being the lighter and others (Larger ones) being a bit more rigorous on system resources. Depending on your machine, you should pick accordingly. Remember, live distros will run a little slow (unless you're able to load it all into RAM) simply because access times to optical drives would be slower than to a hard drive...

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#11
October 8, 2019 at 23:27:56
okay thanks I will try one the next time I have a some time, hopefully this weekend.

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