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amirbig
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Hello, i want to start using linux. this is my first time. which distro should i start with? is it ok to start with Manjaro instead of Ubuntu?

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  • 5
    @amirbig
    I wouldn't encourage it, but i know someone who startend with manjaro and it worked for him.
    But you might end up breaking your system every 2 weeks in the beginning.
  • 6
    @iamavalos
    A 100% free distro, makes your computer pretty much useless, if you have hardware, that requires proprietary drivers.
    Looking at you, Nvidia and Atheros.
  • 2
    I'm using Manjaro after a few years sticking with Debian-based distro. I'd suggest you to start with Ubuntu first for the sake of beginner-friendlyness.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins
    As he said, he is a linux beginner, so I suppose he didn't care when he bought his hardware.
    Also usually Nvidia GPUs are cheaper than AMD GPUs with the same specs.
  • 0
    @irene
    OK, could be the reason, why nvida was cheaper, when he bought my computer.
  • 1
    Remember to make it wet first. Don't push too much. It wouldn't be hurt.
  • 1
    I recommend a debian based distro so it uses the apt package manager that is supported by alsmost all software
  • 0
    @-Tor I second Fedora, and you took the words out of my mouth. I'm curious why people don't consider Fedora, and it is actually shipped a 100% free desktop OS, but it doesn't stop you from using proprietary software if you choose to add it
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins What do you have against RedHat systems? I've never come across a Fedora user who hated it.
  • 0
    @metamourge

    Saying that 100% free is useless because you can't get proprietary drivers is 100% incorrect. Proprietary drivers may be non-free, but they're still available to everyone, free of charge. Most 100% free distros even have repos for proprietary drivers.
  • 1
    Whatever you start with there is an uphill learning process compared to windows, everything is just a tad more complicated than you are used to but you have far more control.

    Consider Ubuntu for its ease of entry, but if you are willing to put in some work then pick whatever floats your boat
  • 1
    @FrodoSwaggins unfortunately systemd is just about on everything unless you have a lfs setup so that isn't really an argument against fedora
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins
    Void-Linux doesn't. It uses runit.
    That's one of the reasons, I'm switching to it, right about now.
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    Manjaro is basically Arch with a broken software repository and some broken custom software. You are better off using Arch, and even then, Arch is far from beginner-friendly.

    Use an Ubuntu or OpenSuSE.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins
    Why not use Debian.
    I think its build with SysV or something.
  • 1
    I would suggest Fedora
    1. better than ubuntu
    2. Less techie than Mj I think
    3. Live support on installation iso (otherwise I would also suggest OpenSuse)
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