Oh geez. 😦
May I link a video for you …
… and ask you to NOT watch it pleez? Hey, I like Troy’s channel quite fine, and maybe some of the distros he features in this video are indeed good for beginners, buuuuut he talks to us like we were as experienced as he is and not total st00pid n00bs. No, really this video was even over my noggin in some parts. And I’m a 100% Linux user since early 2014. And then there are the distros he choose: FerenOS is based on Ubuntu and, as Troy mentions himself, therefore doesn’t even come with media codecs ffs! 😮
Hey n00b on your first try, no problem for you to install the media codecs so you can watch videos and listen to music, right? Not a problem, barely an inconvenience. 😦
Or would you rather delete Linux and reinstall Windows, only to never come back? I know I would. And from that day on I’d be badtalking Linux on the interwebz. That what Troy wants to achieve? Mission accomplished. Congratz.
So why didn’t he include the truly wonderful Mint in his list, which comes with all the codecs and is ready to go right after installation? The rest of the distros are stuff I have never even tried or I did indeed try out and deemed them unworthy. Not that they are bad distros – but not appropriate for a housewife on her first sniff in the Linuxverse either.
And then his next choice, Solus, which once was a good idea but never developed into something good after the initial head dev left the project. Now it still suffers one of the smallest repositories ever and as a n00b you won’t even find all the programs you expect to find. So that’s already 2 distros out of 6 we can rule out.
And then MX … pheew. Yes, wonderful distro and yadda yadda yadda. But nothing for n00bs. It’s a Debian and comes with all the usual Debian problems, so let’s rule that one out as well.
The only distro I agree with, and recently even decided it’s n00bworthy is Manjaro. Not as superduper easy as Mint but good after 2 weeks or so. And, if you are a true superwoman you can use it as your first contact.
I don’t know but maybe Troy’s definition of a beginner is vastly different from mine?