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Windows or Linux (everyday use)?

If Linux which distro?

9/7/2018 10:19:34 PM

Anwar

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Janning⭐ Yeah I dualboot Windows and Linux (Windows for school and Linux for everything else). I'd recommend dualbooting for people who needs both OSs and have atleast a 512 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM

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If you do gaming and programming then go for windows else if you're only using your computer for programming then linux is the best choice. I'd recommend Ubuntu for beginners. Other than Linux, OS X is also a good choice and you can also make iOS apps with it.

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This is like asking what language to start with. It is not as simple as "This is the answer.". What does your everyday pc usage look like? What do you do daily on your pc?

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lol. If you've got the memory, why not both? 😁 Libre office can be a bit frustrating if you have to share documents with schoolmates and professors who use MS office.

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1) Ubuntu - Most people choose this because of easy user interface 2) Linux mint - If you are migrating from Windows then this is the good one 3)Kali Linux - Not good for beginners, people's choose this to learn ethical hacking since so many hacking tools installed by default 4) Fedora - For me i feel this is the most stable one There are so many distributions available but choose one according to your needs

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It depends on what do you do on daily basis. If you are using your system for more gaming and less coding, you should choose windows but if you are more of a coder than a gamer, it is better to use Linux. If you haven't used Linux before it is better to start with Ubuntu because it is more straight forward than other Linux distributions. I, personally have two os installed on my machine, windows and Kali, so you can install a windows and a Linux on your machine too and when you have learned how to use Linux properly, then you can decide whether to use only Linux and remove windows or like me use both.

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I use both of them because i like them.

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linux kali for hacking ubuntu for easy of operating suse and fedora are somewhat difficult to modifying soo u can decide which leval of domain u r good and u can use it

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i am using ubuntu....... its pretty faster than windows. many popular apps does not support ubuntu. so gotta find alternatives. As a starter you may find many things buggy like wifi drivers etc.but if ur patient enough u can fix all of it. linux terminal(command line) is awesome for coders. ubuntu still does not have good android emulator 🤕.linux means no popular games(no probs for coders) .u can pretty much customise everything.everytime there is problem ubuntu communities are there for rescue.

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I agree about the Windows can be kind of cancerous thing, so I haven't dual-booted since the last job that required Windows, but if you don't have the resources to spin up a virtual machine for Windows, and you need Windows for some reason, I can't think of a better alternative.

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Linux! 😁😉

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Using Windows on my desktop and Parrot OS on my laptop. Windows because I like my games and Parrot because I do freelance work as a penetration tester, and because it's easier to do programming on Linux. As for everyone saying they use Ubuntu, try Debian instead. Since Ubuntu is based on Debian you can run the exact same things, but it's not as bloated and less resource demanding.

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i prefe linux it is more professional..Kali Linux if u wanna dig into hacking or if you are a new one in use lazy linux

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There is no definitive answer, as it is highly subjective to your personal preferences and your workloads. I use a combination of Ubuntu Linux amd Windows, as there are certain workloads that I prefer doing on one or the other: - Windows for productivity apps (Word, Excel, Email), and content creation (Photoshop, Adobe, creating Youtube videos) - Linux for Docker or Kubernetes, and development (IDE where i can quickly test in a bash shell). - these workloads can be performed in Windows, but using Linux for them is easier/better for various reason (to me). I use Ubuntu because: - its the most widely used distribution - exhastive amount of help/tips/guides on the internet - mainstream apps with a linux version will almost always have an Ubuntu version

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the very definition of 'everyday use' dictates the answer. without it, there's no possible answer. linux has a learning curve but is worth it if you are doing big data. otherwise windows is sufficient for basic tasks. I think Ubuntu is an approachable distro for linux beginners. but if you want to learn Linux don't do it as a virtual box in windows. you will invariably resort to windows when in a hurry to avoid the learning curve and when it comes to being in a hurry Linux can dance circles around windows once you know it.

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both but if you care about freedom choose linux if else choose windows remember freedom is not free

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im using Linux Ubuntu and i don't have any problem with my os. it's faster then windows. but if you want to play games windows is better. however dual boot is best choice if you have enough space. point: you can put your files in Windows and access them from linux, but not reverse.

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I don't know why people do dual boot Windows and Linux. Just install Linux and get rid of this spyware. If you dual boot Windows and Linux, Windows is going to override your bootloader and perhaps destroy your Linux. Windows is therefore cancer and so I can't recommend dual boot.

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Use mostly Windows but Linux can be utilized as well too.

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For programming I would say Mac is the best choice