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  1.    25 Mar 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    ... even tried to install Arch (Arch messed up a usb drive). I am glad Arch failed to install
    Not your sort of thing then. Mint perhaps would be better for you.
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  2.    26 Mar 2015 #22
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    Arch is for Linux Power Users


    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Not true, It is very hard to find a distro that works with your computer and your computers hardware. Lubuntu with Xfce was the best for my system, tell xubuntu 14.10 was released. Ubuntu, Lubuntu & Xubuntu seem to be better for my system. However, I still have some issue with Xubuntu using external hardware and some wifi connections. I tried Fedora, Open Susie, pclinuxos, slackware, puppy Linux versions and even tried to install Arch (Arch messed up a usb drive). I am glad Arch failed to install.
    Wow you really have bad luck.

    I've made VMs of Centos, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint and various other distros and I've never experienced those issues.
    Installing drivers is horrible though.

    Arch is for Linux Power Users.
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  3.    26 Mar 2015 #23
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    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    When I use Linux I go for Mint.. it's the best for beginners .. IMO.
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  4.    26 Mar 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    When I use Linux I go for Mint.. it's the best for beginners .. IMO.
    Actually, Ubuntu is the best for beginners. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. But I don't like Ubuntu's desktop interface. I am on Fedora 21 at the moment.
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  5.    26 Mar 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    Actually, Ubuntu is the best for beginners. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. But I don't like Ubuntu's desktop interface. I am on Fedora 21 at the moment.
    I like Ubuntu but for me Mint is the best.. but that's just my taste. I never tried out Fedora.
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  6.    26 Mar 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Wow you really have bad luck.

    I've made VMs of Centos, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint and various other distros and I've never experienced those issues.
    Installing drivers is horrible though.

    Arch is for Linux Power Users.
    lehnerus2000,
    See most Dell all-in-one computers are designed to run both windows and Ubuntu. Dell Sells two Ubuntu pre-installed computers. Some of those other distros work better in Vmware. I did find one puppy Linux that works, it is called warry. The issue with puppy, it doesn't have an software update feature, you can't update browsers very well and runs as root. If it wasn't for those Xubuntu and Lubuntu. I would be using Ubuntu with xfce desktop installed and using windows 7. I think windows 7 USB to DVD formater may have fixed the usb drive. It got damage some how by arch and couldn't be formated the normal way. I am brave maybe a little to brave I done a lot of testing over the last year. I even gave up on Linux a time or two and just had windows 7 installed. I also crashed Linux distros at least twice. One other distro (Can't remember which one) got hacked immediately. It started do some strange stuff. I am just glad for Mini-partion wizard cd and Macrium reflect backup.

    Bunnyj,

    Since you like Windows 10, I think you would like Linux Mint KDE

    These are not complete instructions, so if anyone else is reading this, do not do this unless you know how to partition your disk.

    For me, I found it better to install Linux totally on extended partition for non-gpt partition disk
    It makes a lot easier to reinstall windows 7 and 10 and create other primary partitions if needed.
    One note, Windows 10 requires grub to be removed during new build releases.
    Using the windows 10 installation, I think it shift-f10 key or windows/fn-f10 key.
    Type this at command prompt
    Bootrec /fixboot
    Bootrec /fixmbr

    Install the new windows 10 build into a primary partition
    Do an extra couple of reboots after windows 7 installs
    Using a Grub boot disk,
    Boot operating system
    Choose the first Linux distro Like msdos, hd05 or something like that ignore boot errors.
    Login
    Terminal prompt
    Type is sudo grub-install /dev/sda
    or sudo grub-install /dev/hda
    Depending on the linux distro and your hard drive it just varies
    then run sudo update-grub

    Some of this may require secure boot disabled or grub secure boot cd.
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  7.    26 Mar 2015 #27
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    Linux Troubleshooting ?


    Do we speak about the licensing mess that a real good decision could solve, but aborted, or we do Linux Troubleshooting ? If the later I can participate , I'm running multiple Linux Distros dual/triple/quad-booting with other Linux Distros and Windows all together, over 5 years now.
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  8.    26 Mar 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickTh View Post
    Do we speak about the licensing mess that a real good decision could solve, but aborted, or we do Linux Troubleshooting ? If the later I can participate , I'm running multiple Linux Distros dual/triple/quad-booting with other Linux Distros and Windows all together, over 5 years now.
    Nah.. some people like me just can't resist mentioning linux. We should stick to the topic.
    Good to know you are a linux enthusiast, too!
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  9.    26 Mar 2015 #29
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    I think windows 10 and 8.1 looks a lot like KDE and Unity ubuntu.
    Xfce and Xubuntu. look like windows 98se

    Who copied who?
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  10.    26 Mar 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    I think windows 10 and 8.1 looks a lot like KDE and Unity ubuntu.
    Xfce and Xubuntu. look like windows 98se

    Who copied who?
    Who cares?? Really..
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