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Ubuntu still the most user friendly distro?

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Ubuntu was a promising "startup". But it didn't work out. Now it's just a regular Linux distribution. No better than others.
Arch Linux the most ineresting.

Arch for a beginner? No, not a user friendly distro at all, more for people who like to customize and mess around

Ubuntu and Mint are among the easiest to install and use
 

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Arch for a beginner? No, not a user friendly distro at all, more for people who like to customize and mess around

Ubuntu and Mint are among the easiest to install and use
Those and OpenSuse.
I'd look no further than those 3 if I were a beginner.

Arch has recently received a no-frills installer that makes it much easier to install. But it's still not a good place to start. On the other hand, if you just installed your first distro and are looking to learn how to configure it or how things work, Arch's documentation is second to none. (Yes, save mostly for some file paths, all distros work more or less the same under the hood.)
 
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Arch for a beginner? No, not a user friendly distro at all, more for people who like to customize and mess around

Ubuntu and Mint are among the easiest to install and use
I would agree with you on the installing part of Arch but using Arch once up and running is way very easy than you thought.
 

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I use vanilla Ubuntu the most lately. I still check out the random distro now and again but still go back to ubuntu for my main distro. I do like Mint as well.
 

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I would agree with you on the installing part of Arch but using Arch once up and running is way very easy than you thought.
Find a Linux newcomer that manages to install Arch as their first distro and then get back to us, ok? :p
 
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Find a Linux newcomer that manages to install Arch as their first distro and then get back to us, ok? :p
That would be impossible. But like I said, I agree on the installation part. But use, nope, just like any other distros except for the command of course
 

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That would be impossible. But like I said, I agree on the installation part. But use, nope, just like any other distros except for the command of course
Yes, it's been rock solid for me too. But being so bleeding edge, you can still run into bugs and then you'd better have a LTS kernel installed as a backup. Another feat you can't expect a newcomer to do.
 
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There's just so much more stuff, literature, videos, blogs, stackoverflow sites (e.g. askubuntu or others quoting how to get stuff done in Ubuntu ), etc, etc etc using Ubuntu-centric stuff. In other words, it is by far the easiest to get help or DIY help if you google your problems.

Here's to wet your appetite if you like to game (copied this from another post of mine today elsewhere)! This is Shadow of the Tomb Raider...
  • Ubuntu 20.04 on linux kernel 5.13.19
  • On-the-fly Feral propriety Vulkan translation over DX12 (So Vulkan translation overhead)
  • Open Source Mesa drivers using RADV for Vulkan (This runs faster than AMD's own propriety drivers!) Basically what Valve will be using in there Steam Deck.
  • VSYNC off
  • AMD FidelityFX on max
  • SMAAT2x AA
  • Highest Graphics settings for everything (well whatever is available on linux)
  • 6900xt Liquid Devil Ultimate stock
  • Ryzen 5800 all core OC at 4.6GHz
  • Test on 1080p and 1440p
However all that said, the age of Linux gaming is WELL and TRULY HERE and has ARRIVED! basically anything over 60 FPS is good! You can arguably play almost every single game from DX9-12 with ease due to Vulkan on the fly translation either through Proton on Steam, DXVK, or propriety ones like from Feral or Aspyr. :peace:

So for those that want to bugger off Window$, now's the time if only games are what's holding you back!

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