recommended Linux distro? New to Linux, not looking for easiest, willing to learn, want a common one with lots of community support. Of course, it will be used primarily for Bitcoin related stuff... Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Min, what else?

For people in the "Okay, Ubuntu is cool, but I think it's time to get my hands dirty and REALLY learn Linux." mindset I tend to recommend Arch.

Bleeding edge software repos. User Repos that are absolutely crazy. A wiki that is very much becoming the gold standard for Linux software documentation. Etc.

But you better come prepared to learn. As in, learn how to do your own installation via command line, learn how to manually build your filesystem and install a graphical interface.

@amp Well, I would like to get BTC loaded this MONTH! lol I have read a bit about it. I think I should probably not start with that one. I keep seeing recommendations to learn the command line. I presume I can do that with any version of Linux. ty

The distinction is that most other distros "allow" you to learn command line. Arch "expects" you to learn command line.

But yeah if you have't touched it before, I wouldn't recommend it. Mint or Ubuntu might just be up your alley.

@amp Mint seems marketed for beginners. Is Ubuntu "the standard" or the most popular/common?


@amp "Ubuntu for instance is very easy to use, as it’s designed for newcomers."

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