cross-posted from: https://infosec.pub/post/550905

Basically, which linux distro is the best for a non-power user? Someone who wants to be able to get up and running without having to learn how to manage the OS using the cli.

Quick example: When I install a new OS, the first thing I want to do is install Brave. That should be as easy as “click on this thing, type in brave, select Brave, install.”

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      11 months ago

      I second LinuxMint. When I first got in to linux I was (shamefully 😅) looking for something that was as close as possible to Windows and a turn key experience with both installation and app compatibility. Linux mint was what I settled on personally.

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        11 months ago

        Thirded. I send everyone that asks over to Mint until they want to try something different.

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      11 months ago

      Doesn’t the Mint software center prompt for an admin authentication if you install a .deb package?

      If so, an immutable OS like Silverblue would be technically more simple, seeing as flatpak installation doesn’t require sudo.

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        11 months ago

        Doesn’t the Mint software center prompt for an admin authentication if you install a .deb package

        It does, but I wasn’t even thinking of it.

        Mint has flatpak integrated in it’s software management tool, so that might be enough.

        Fedora maybe, I usually hear powere users using it, but for Mint I know that my parents and girlfriend don’t have any issues.

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          11 months ago

          Fedora is a bit more complicated to install and configure, but once that’s done it’s not a difficult distro to use. And Silverblue makes it even easier to maintain than Mint as it’s immutable.