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My next laptop OS will be Ubuntu Linux.

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Oh, and it has a nifty automatic software updater so you don't have to use the terminal and apt-get

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Is it open source? Certainly looks good but I'll have to check into it. I've heard good things regarding Ubuntu, so what makes you like Zorin better?

Stability? How secure is it?
 

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Had a brief thought that could interest you... In that it's been 15 years since I've done anything with Linux, I'd rather not invest in new computer and load an operating system, that might cause me grief as an inexperienced user. Then I had this fleeting moment of inspiration, and it occurred to me, you can pick up a USED laptop pretty cheap on E-Bay, with Linux installed, to get back into it, play with different versions, test programs and apps. Actually some pretty decent computers there for $100 - $250, most with Mint, an Ubuntu variant installed. In that price range anywhere from 250 GB - 1 TB SSD harddrive, 4 - 16 GB RAM, AMD or Intel processor, assorted processor speeds.

And, if I blow it up, I'm not out a lot!

I have a 6 yr old ASUS 2in1 laptop that I'm contemplating taking it down to DOS and installing Ubuntu. It has a IE core 5 chip which isn't the fastest but should be okay as a back up computer.

My new Dell Inspirion 2in1 laptop is excellent, runs AMD RYZEN 7 / AMD RADEON graphics, super fast but WIN10 which I figure I can run until WIN10 support runs out in 2025. Unless, I don't and would opt doing the Ubuntu install as well. Or the OS bubbajon suggested. I''m just done with anything MS.

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