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Old 12-06-2015, 10:55 AM   #1
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Which version of Linux to install?

I'm looking to re-install Linux on my desktop and laptop. Which version would you-all(where I live in the states is below the Mason-Dixon line) recommend ? I'm leaning toward Ubuntu or mint! What are/is the latest version? I want to install Linux on a Lenovo Thinkpad R500 and a Toshiba Satellite L875D thanks pclaptop

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Ok I burned both Ubuntu and Mint to DVD's! First install was on the Toshiba which is using a UEFI HDD and bios settings. Luckily my R500 does not! For some reason Mint wanted a user name and password? Is that from the Windows 8 install? So I rebooted with the Ubuntu 14.04. Does the newest version of Linux(Ubuntu or Mint) still install the dual/multi boot option? Also the Ubuntu 14.04 install does not see the windows 8 OS on this computer? How can i utilize dual boot if Windows 8 does not appear to the install program under Ubuntu? I had to disable UEFI and Secure boot in bios on this Toshiba, to be able to boot Linux Mint/Ubuntu from the DVD drive. That being said Linux doesn't see the UEFI boot disk and/or the Win8 OS? Is there a UEFI compatible Linux? How do I make the LINUX DVD install boot disk UEFI? This UEFI drive is going PITA to install Linux on isn't it? If the Hard drive is UEFI, will either Linux install see the UEFI HDD? Can I change/reformat the HDD to a non UEFI drive? OK, thanks all this becoming a project!

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Old 12-06-2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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I use Zorin OS9 LTS on my laptop right now and I'm loving it.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:01 AM   #3
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I'm looking to re-install Linux on my desktop and laptop. Which version would you-all(where I live in the states is below the Mason-Dixon line) recommend ? I'm leaning toward Ubuntu or mint! What are/is the latest version? I want to install Linux on a Lenovo Thinkpad R500 and a Toshiba Satellite L875D thanks pclaptop

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Ok I burned both Ubuntu and Mint to DVD's! First install was on the Toshiba which is using a UEFI HDD and bios settings. Luckily my R500 does not! For some reason Mint wanted a user name and password? Is that from the Windows 8 install? So I rebooted with the Ubuntu 14.04. Does the newest version of Linux(Ubuntu or Mint) still install the dual/multi boot option? Also the Ubuntu 14.04 install does not see the windows 8 OS on this computer? How can i utilize dual boot if Windows 8 does not appear to the install program under Ubuntu? I had to disable UEFI and Secure boot in bios on this Toshiba, to be able to boot Linux Mint/Ubuntu from the DVD drive. That being said Linux doesn't see the UEFI boot disk and/or the Win8 OS? Is there a UEFI compatible Linux? How do I make the LINUX DVD install boot disk UEFI? This UEFI drive is going PITA to install Linux on isn't it? If the Hard drive is UEFI, will either Linux install see the UEFI HDD? Can I change/reformat the HDD to a non UEFI drive? OK, thanks all this becoming a project!
A bit late, i know, but it's easier as you might think
Mint does understand uEFI, so no need to disable it. If you have an uEFI disk and set your system to BIOS, it won't see the eUFI. Secure boot should indeed be disabled. As long as the bootpartition isn't damaged, Mint will see it and ask for directions (delete partitions and make new ; resize existing partitions and setup alongside ; ...) GrUB will add your Win8 setup in the list of OS'es and give you the choice whether you want Windows or Linux to boot. The username and password Mint asks for, is for the new installation. You might want to choose a new one or use the same as the Windows-setup.
aybe you could check the Mint homepage and/or Forums Might even be there's a forum in your native language...

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Old 12-31-2015, 12:08 AM   #4
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I believe CentOS 7 is quite a powerhorse. It is really efficient and fast, that's why it is used heavily in web servers. (not a big fan of ubuntu)
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:54 AM   #5
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I'd always recommend Ubuntu or Mint to anyone not sure because of the widespread support in both software and community. Not to mention, they are both highly polished and work extremely well.

Everyone else's suggestions are great distros, and Zorin would work out just fine for a new player as well, but I'd stick with the big boys in the desktop world for the simple reason that you'll have an easier go of it. If you want to change things up later, you'll have options.

I personally run Arch.
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