OpenSUSE, or Fedora...
@switchingsocial Debian, maybe Fedora?
@switchingsocial I'm currently using Debian 16.04 and I'm doing great. I'm not very friendly with Linux use but did just fine. So it's great I guess. And it has a lot of great features and a easy way to install them from the store that it's already marked on the browsers favorites
@switchingsocial Linux Mint
@switchingsocial I think Ubuntu is best if you need "beginner-friendly easy-to-use easy-to-install well-supported"
I'm a beginning Linux user and Elementary has been a positive experience.
@switchingsocial Many people recommend Linux Mint.
Personally I recommend #Fedora. With the fedora media writer it's easy to install, with an active community around all the fedora services (https://apps.fedoraproject.org), including #fedoraMagazine and https://whatcanidoforfedora.org, it's easy to use, and of course it's well supported, thanks to #RedHat ^^
But as I said, that's just my opinion ^^
I went in as a Linux beginner to #debian and while there was a bit of a learning curve, the community and info out there made it very easy to pick up what I didn't know.
@switchingsocial Only insane people run Gentoo. So I wouldn't recommend it until you become insane. Unless you want to speed up the process... It's what I run.
I'd recommend Elementary, too.
@switchingsocial I read your other replies, and I've looked at a few non-Ubuntu distros. Mostly, I speak as a gamer. I found it easiest to stick with Ubuntu and its derivatives to stay gaming. Indeed, Good Old Games (GOG) and Steam do the same, mostly listing Ubuntu specs for Linux requirements. The only exception I make is for arcade emulation- MAME on a regular desktop is becoming a pain in the butt.
@switchingsocial So I've been looking at distributions packaged specifically for MAME and other emulators. I tried PuppyArcade (based on Puppy Linux), but didn't find it intuitive. I'm looking at Groovy Arcade next (incidentally, it's based on Arch).
It is based on Arch but has a more friendly installer.
I think it is better suited than *buntu, since it is rolling release and therefor users don't have to worry about wether they are on the latest version and do not have to migrate their systems every two years.
mastodon.at is open to all users and federates with most instances.
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