2016-04-23 09:30-2016-04-23 10:30

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Navigating Linux

Linux 102: Choosing the right distro for you

So now you know what linux is, but there are so many options and flavors to choose from its intimidating to know where to start. The wonderful and awful part of linux is there is one one size fits all answer for what distro is best for someone new to linux, so I will be walking you through some of the basic linux distro's and explaining what you might like about them, and we won't stop there, I will also be explaining desktop managers and how they impact the way you use your chosen distro.

From Ubuntu to Fedora, from Gnome to MATE to KDE, I will take you on a fun and educational journy through the rainbow that is the linux ecosystem. By the end you should be armed with enough knowledge to know which OS you would like to give a try. Afterward I would invite you to come to the Tutorium and try them hands on.

Some of the distro's I will be covering are

  • The many shades of Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint
  • Fedora
  • Opensuse
  • Elementary
  • And many more