Machine is a HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-eu1xxx with the touch screen. Ryzen 7 5825U, touch screen 16gb RAM.

Top recommendation of within one hour of me posting this decides what distro I install. Please not Hannah Montana linux or even worse, Arch.

I leave the decision up to you.

Edit:

The winner was linux mint. I’ve downloaded the ISO and am installing now. I hope my boss doesn’t get pissed.

  • nifty
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    Hannah Montana Linux

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        I expect a screenshot of your desktop running it when you’re done polling this thread

        Brb downvoting all the other OS ^^

      • ReallyZen
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        For a better touchscreen experience, try the Gnome Desktop. Some people hate it because …because people, but I love it on my exactly-same-but-not-same latitude 7389 (Arch BTW) and thinkpad 390 yoga (Debian).

        I actually like the lack of endless customisation options ; I really just change the background, install the Cube and the Wobbly Windows and I’m back to work. Which I should be at right now, sigh.

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            I’ve found it depends on version / distro. My Debian install of Firefox doesn’t feature gestures, which is frustrating all the more because the Epiphany browser has them. On Asahi, where it feels super natural on apple hardware, it woks excellently.

            Now these gestures… I found myself swiping 2 fingers to go back in my file browser a lot recently and I don’t know if I come from the future or if I’m being a slightly uncoordinated smooth brain.

        • bruhduh
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          Mint’s cinnamon is gnome fork tho

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          The touch support on mint is good as well if I’m recalling correctly

      • Johanno
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        I would have recommended mint too. Currently running it since I betrayed debian or it betrayed me.

        Debian would be my next recommendation however pure debian is a bit tricky for beginners especially.

      • @deadlock
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        Great choice. Put it on my parent’s old office PC after yet another malware incident. Never looked back. Machine instant feels fresh and snappy again. It still runs of an HDD and has only 4GB RAM since one of the 4GB died along the way. Still a perfect office machine.

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      60 minutes. We have a winner.

      Downloading the ISO now.

      • @[email protected]
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        Idk if this is your first brush with Linux, I only recently had my own. Let us know if you need any help, but I promise that if you just follow the instructions, and you can, you’ll get through it. ChatGPT can also be useful for bridging small knowledge gaps in tech and IT.

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      yep, mint always, if OP don’t like the mint looks i sugest them fedora atomic(silverblue or kinoite)

    • @[email protected]
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      I have bounced around a lot and found myself just wanting something stable with enough “newness” to still feel good. I started with mint and I ended on mint.

      Definitely the best one directly following windows, and in my opinion best one overall.

    • @TropicalDingdongOP
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      yeah it was withing 3 votes of winning but here’s hoping

    • @lightnegative
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      Came here to say this; was not disappointed

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      The kawaiest OS on the market

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      I took a look at NixOS. Am I correct in the assumption that I’d need to take a bachelor’s degree to actually get how to use that thing and I’m shit outta luck because I’m an embedded programmer?

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        Just taking Advanced Functional Programming should be enough.

        I have taken such a course, actually, but frankly my NixOS configuration is just a bunch of copy paste from all around the place. I think I could’ve pulled it off before going to college.

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        No, not even slightly.

        I played around with it for an hour and had the whole thing figured out.

        There’s one config file, you add the packages you want to it. Done. Once you’ve got the syntax the rest is a piece of cake.

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            Makes about as much sense as buying a mac with apple silicon to develop x86 linux apps or windows to develop linux apps.

        • @frankenswine
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          this is not how Guix works - please don’t blindly spread misinformation

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              add channel nonguix install firefox

              since when is “adding a channel” not part of the “stock” system? if that were so nothing would ever be part of debian based stock systems

              my point being: you can and probably should try to bring it into your workplace

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                since when is “adding a channel” not part of the “stock” system? if that were so nothing would ever be part of debian based stock systems

                That’s literally what it is? You’re trying to make a Theseus ship argument where there is none. By your logic, ubuntu would be stock debian. “it’s just a few apt repos with their packages installed”

                CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

    • @dai
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      OP gonna have a fun ride, Nix got me good.

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    Debian Bookworm – yes, it’s boring – but that also means no surprises or gotchas – it just keeps truckin’ along

    EDIT: if you ever do feel Arch-curious, start with EndeavourOS instead

    • @TrickDacy
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      Why endeavor? I recently tried arch for the first time and I’ve had a really great experience. It runs great on my raspberry pi 5, a device not actually supported by it. It actually feels and works a lot better than the two other distros that do officially support it: RPI OS and Ubuntu.

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        Personally I would say start with Arch and if you like it use endeavorOS. Endeavor is just easy install for arch(and the only one I’ve tried that actually achieved it well) so if you already know the inner workings it saves a lot of tedious install work and has some nice QOL defaults already set like yay colorized

      • @Telodzrum
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        I don’t think there’s a good reason these days. With ArchInstall, the process is as easy as other distros and then all you have to do is install a DE and you’re all set. Arch used to have a much higher barrier to entry; that just doesn’t exist anymore.

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          So their reasoning may have been a graphical installer? I also wanted that but since I used a tutorial to get arch installed and working on my raspberry pi, I didn’t actually use a graphical installer and I didn’t miss it.

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      Atomic

      The whole system is updated in one go, and an update will not apply if anything goes wrong, meaning you will always have a working computer.

      Well having a working computer would be an improvement.

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        I was playing with Silverblue but had to switch out because it didn’t have DisplayLink drivers or a flatpak for VMWare Horizon which meant I couldn’t connect to work

  • @superfes
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    Install Gentoo, feel the burn!