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16.10 is an LTS version. Unless there is functionality needed with a new version there's no real need to update.
Yep this. Plus it's the one I had on a USB drive.
 
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In another weird bit of corporate news:

ASUS Tinker Board (ARM/Pi based)..

Didn't anyone know about this? It ships with ASUS' own distro ("TinkerOS"), which is basically just Debian.
 
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Sounds like Debian but with the blobs preinstalled.
 
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Sounds like Debian but with the blobs preinstalled.
OK, stupid question: What are blobs?

On a sidenote, I'm not sure what's so educational about any of these. I have a Pi and like it.. but snapping together a few parts doesn't teach kids anything. They'd learn more by putting together a PC.
 
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OK, stupid question: What are blobs?

On a sidenote, I'm not sure what's so educational about any of these. I have a Pi and like it.. but snapping together a few parts doesn't teach kids anything. They'd learn more by putting together a PC.
Blobs are precompiled privative drivers, like the Nvidia one, I think they are called like that because they are a "blob" of unknown nature compared to the modules in the kernel. They force you to keep a fixed kernel version on those development boards, because most likely they wont work if you change anything surrounding them.
The idea of those miniPCs is to code, connect things to it and make things work. Some sort of mechanical engineering toy.

Me like, in Windows Millennium?
 
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I'm right there with you.. but I've had the *nix bug for a long time too. I like interacting with a computer that way.. but Windows is so much more convenient and useful.

edit: Nostalgia!



Come on.. you know you all love it.
 
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In another weird bit of corporate news:

ASUS Tinker Board (ARM/Pi based)..

Didn't anyone know about this? It ships with ASUS' own distro ("TinkerOS"), which is basically just Debian.
I have one and like it a lot. Runs Android very well and is a great little SBC. It's compatible with everything that can be used with an Raspberry Pi 2/3/3b+(cases, accessories). TinkerOS is a solid Linux distro, but I bought it specifically to run Android.

Me like, in Windows Millennium?
WinME was actually very solid once the "experimental" features were disabled, such as the first version of system restore, automatic updates and a few other things. I liked it a lot and used it exclusively until XP SP2 came out.
 
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windows is better but linux has it's charms...nothing like devs discussing each others packages :)
 
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I managed to install clearlinux at 5th attempt. Videos on some sites don't work, and aac mpeg4 codec is missing, but nothing that would stop vlc from running them :)
Works very nicely otherwise. I tried to download a torrent, it offered to look for app in software, found transmission, got some error, clicked on install anyway, and in a minute it was installed and I was downloading torrents. Seems to be intuitive os, but the install procedure wasn't very straightforward and I needed to repeat the process a few times till I got it right. Also, I couldn't connect to mirror or main server, and it said install will fail if I don't connect, so it finally worked with the third option. It uses gnome desktop, and if you don't create a user at setup, it will offer creation later and also allow you to login to 4 accounts, google, facebook, microsoft and one other, forgot which. As far as I can tell, everything works, and it works fast and stable. This is basically Intel's OS and on my intel machine runs like a charm. I think I'll keep it for a while, and hopefully, nothing will force me to go back to 10. Thanks, Straykat!
 

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I think that Ubuntu is the most easy to get started,is tha true?
 

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One of my favorite OS's right now is ReactOS... Yes, it's not usable on real hardware (well, it is, but it's got a ways to go) but I'm so impressed with how far it's gotten over the last 2-3 years.
Id like for it to become beta actually, it's still alpha, or even one of it's branch offs.

Id Like to Have it with the Win 7 GUI if possible.

8-10 just makes me want to stay away from it, it looks plain.

I like how they kept the Win 3.5-9X/NT3-5 GUI.
 
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I think that Ubuntu is the most easy to get started,is tha true?
I think if your really after easy to setup and use out of the box then I'd suggest you use Linux Mint
 
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I think if your really after easy to setup and use out of the box then I'd suggest you use Linux Mint
Yep, basically Ubuntu with even less things to worry about.
 
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I think that Ubuntu is the most easy to get started,is tha true?
I think if your really after easy to setup and use out of the box then I'd suggest you use Linux Mint
Yep, basically Ubuntu with even less things to worry about.
Any of the Debian based distro's are going to be very easy to setup and have great hardware support. Ubuntu and Mint are at the top if easy to setup and use. I personally swing toward Mint(XFCE) as well, but Ubuntu is good.
 
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