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Fedora or Mint?

Linux users, please advice what linux distribution is better for UI approach. The terminal is almost the same for all linux distributions. So, want a good UI to install it on home pc :)

22nd Dec 2017, 8:09 AM
Ghena Ramascan
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I prefer Mint.
22nd Dec 2017, 6:45 PM
Igor Makarsky
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thank you Petr, thank you for advice!
22nd Dec 2017, 9:26 AM
Ghena Ramascan
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thank you guys. Sounds like my next OS on the laptop will be Mint :)
26th Dec 2017, 12:40 PM
Ghena Ramascan
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11th Jan 2018, 7:21 AM
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I'm a fedora user, the default UI is pretty nice and has calm colors also the sound effects... but as Petr said you can change your theme as you like but some linux distrubutions offers features other than others, I've used ubuntu is pretty nice and stabble but I didn't like it for some reasons (terminal approach) and also diffrent distrubutions different new commands like((dnf(yum is the old name) in fedora/apt in ubuntu...), I also love Kali dist ^^
22nd Dec 2017, 12:06 PM
SalahDEV - avatar
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I've never used Fedora, but I really like Mint.
2nd Jan 2018, 4:07 AM
Daniel - avatar
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Mint is easy. It's good for people who are new to Linux because it's easy to install, you can learn the terminal but still fall back on the GUI, and it's fairly stable ad long as you don't mess with it too much. If you're looking for a UI, you should look into different desktop environments / window managers. If you want a windows-esque UI get the cinnamon or MATE DE. If you want something beautiful use KDE Plasma. you can have multiple DE's on one os so feel free to try out as many as you like. I personally usw Cinnamon, MATE, and I3WM on the same machine. the cool part about Linux is that it's modular go to https://distrowatch.com and read about distrust and de's you are thinking about
22nd Dec 2017, 5:17 PM
carson briggs
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I like Mint. Lightweight and easy to install/navigate.
23rd Dec 2017, 6:51 AM
Andrew T$
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It depends on parameters of your PC. Also, you can install different UIs on the same version of Linux. The last time I tried to install Linux Mint on a laptop (about a year ago) it was unstable and crashed. I use Ubuntu with KDE for home PC (as a second system with Windows), there was no problems for the last 5 years. Don't forget to install updates. Good luck!
22nd Dec 2017, 8:54 AM
Petr Leliaev
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I prefer Mint too. In general I prefer Debian distributions.
10th Feb 2018, 6:19 PM
Amir Ehsan Moshiri
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@Ghena you are welcome!)
22nd Dec 2017, 9:43 AM
Petr Leliaev
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Everyone likes something else. I like Mint cuz it's UI is kinda similar to Windows which I'm used to. Also u can customize a lot of things in all distros.
22nd Dec 2017, 2:09 PM
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That depends on your demands actually. Linux Mint is more like an introductory to Linux due to it's similar GUI with windows. But other distros work just as well. If you're afraid of choosing the right distro for you, my advice is; don't worry about it. Playing around is a given at this stage since opinions differ. By choosing an OS, ask yourself this what are you going to do with it? What you do really can affect your choice of OS. But I'm rambling. If you're going for purely the visuals, here's a list of distros that may or may not pick your interest. PS. The way it's ordered does not signify it's better than one another. 1. elementary OS 2. Deepin OS 3. Nitrux 4. KDE Neon 5. feren OS 6. Pop!_OS 7. Zorin OS 8. Solus OS reference: https://fossbytes.com/most-beautiful-linux-distros/ PSS. If you're concern about getting a job, try learning Red Hat. It'll help you in the long run since most companies trust it. Good Luck!
22nd Dec 2017, 8:06 PM
Shirou Nurimba
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I used to use Mint because I found it very user friendly and very similar to windows. It also runs very well on older pcs and laptops. Made me feel like I had a new PC! :) But I did have a few issues with printer drivers so I switched to Ubuntu Mate. It has very similar newbie friendly features and I found it works really well straight out of the box. So this is what I have now been using for +6months.
23rd Dec 2017, 4:47 AM
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arch linux
7th Feb 2018, 8:55 PM
Benjamin Allison
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Mint is great for beginning Linux Users it's easy to install, runs on all hardware, and needs very little configuration to get everything working. Install, select network, enter password, done!
23rd Dec 2017, 1:23 PM
Mark van Gennip
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I would recommend fedora, especially if you are wanting to be able to use a red hat server in the future. even if not, dnf, the package manager, is pretty cool. I used to use mainly Ubuntu, which Linux Mint is based off of. Now I am entirely using fedora. it seems less buggy to me and better for development, IMO. At the simplest level it comes down to whether or not you like Debian package management or Red Hat package management. The front end is easily changed on any distro. I used to use LXDE on Ubuntu at home and LXDE on Linux Mint at school. Now I still use LXDE but on Fedora.
24th Dec 2017, 5:23 AM
Logan Bateman
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prefer mint
27th Dec 2017, 2:33 AM
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8th Jan 2018, 10:08 PM
unkas - avatar
I think, Fedora is better, because it has integrated coding tools.(Fedora Workstation)
3rd Dec 2022, 9:13 AM
Server Client
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