> Just for my own use as a normal user.
> I am not a tech guy just someone that likes computers.


i agree with kathryn.  a truly inspiring ancestor.  just too bad it's dead.

i switched from redhat to (l)ubuntu (gutsy at the time) because it
supported my hardware which was very old even as of then.  i continued to
happily use that very old hardware until very recently, tho even stuffed
with all the memory it could hold it was inadequate for modern browsers.
other than for browsing, ubuntu kept it working great, eg for playing
audio, and running vnc.  lubuntu's best for older iron.  if your hardware
isn't too old, any ubuntu flavor should be fine.

to be thoroughly honest, some of the ubuntu installers along the way have
been troublesome.  and many folks have been unhappy with ubuntu decisions
about privacy, tracking, and such.  because of all that, i've taken forays
into linux mint, arch linux, damn small linux, and a few others.  each has
some interesting aspects.  but i always end up back with ubuntu because
things that i want to run, be they various bits of hardware or software,
work on ubuntu when they didn't work elsewhere.  there are ways to
uninstall or refrain from installing the trackers.  eg i don't think
they're there if you install just lubuntu.  might be true for other
variants.  correct me if you know better.

the ubuntu gui has taken a wild ride over the past few years.  i think it's
on a good roll now that it's back to gnome3.  lubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu,
and ubuntustudio gui's are all good too.  tho i don't use any of them.  my
own age old .twmrc has completely kept me out of all that drama.  you can
run whatever gui you like, or lean into the commandline, that's one of the
great strengths of linux, regardless of which distro.
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