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    Hey there! I'm new to the Linux side of Operating Systems. I'm in college for Computer Networking and will eventually need to take a Linux class. I wanted to get a head start. Anyways, my question is: Which should I download? Ubuntu Linux or Mint?

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    arch linux
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRoman View Post
    my question is: Which should I download? Ubuntu Linux or Mint?
    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    I'd personally recommend trying either of them for a while, then trying the other to see which one best suits your tastes and computer hardware. Both are considered good options for new users.

    Hope you will find yourself enjoying Linux.

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    Thanks! I think I'm gonna start with Ubuntu then go to Mint.

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    Linux Engineer MASONTX's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum, and good luck with your classes.
    Registered Linux user #526930

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    Linux Enthusiast gruven's Avatar
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    I would recommend finding out which distro your Linux class will use and get comfortable with that. While you will get experience from another distro, if you really want to have a head start use what they use.

    I know a lot of Universities use SUSE, and quite a few use Fedora or Debian.

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