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[–] TimeLoopedPowerGamer 1 points 44 points (+45|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Try the Linux Mint distro*. As easy to use as Ubuntu, it avoids a lot of the annoyware and bad usability decisions that Ubuntu currently has. One warning: they don't allow full-version upgrades. When 18 comes out, if you're using 17 you need to do a clean (re)install of the entire OS. Of course, if you're installing Linux correctly, that is really, really easy to do. Just put your user partition in the right place to begin with and there's no data loss, and few if any config things that need to be redone.

That sounds scary, but Ubuntu borking up on in-place, full version upgrades has been a major issue, so it is likely a good idea to not even support doing that.

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[–] Ronjoe 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Mint also has a Debian edition that doesn't need reinstalling and will continue to receive support as long as Debian does (so, forever).

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[–] DownloadedYourCar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That might be true, but 17.2 is an LTS (long term support) release & currently has 4 years of updates/support left, after those four years you can then get the next LTS & enjoy another 5 years of updates. You really shouldn't run a system for more than a few years before doing a clean install anyways.

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[–] diodepain 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I recommend Antergos + the Cinnamon DE. It's really easy to get set up and looks beautiful and on top of that has the power of Arch Linux under the hood.

http://antergos.com

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[–] ddd 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

running the linux distro Crunchbang on my 10+ yo laptop with 1gig ram, it works like a charm!

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[–] snakepaws 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Love Crunchbang, and I'm also running it on an old Dell Inspiron 1150 with 512MB of RAM haha. The problem is, the Crunchbang project has ended. The dev stepped away from it - but, there is a community edition in the works. Point is, Crunchbang is outdated at this point, and while future versions are on the horizon, the release date is still TBA.