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For a beginner i would recommend using ubuntu 15, it is very similar to windows with it's interface and design, and has lots of resources available online for help. Most linux distros are anyways free, so you can try more than 1 if you wish (By using a bootable USB). You can use java,arduino software, itnues and matlab on linux, It is also possible to use ...
A french solution, out of the box is "SambaEdu", with a unifies web-interface. http://wwdeb.crdp.ac-caen.fr/mediase3/ Francois
If it's a rolling-release that's not so bleeding-edge you're after, take a good look at Tumbleweed from OpenSuse. Arch is generally intended to be a pure upstream system, and as such is pretty bleeding-edge. Antegros and Manjaro are Arch based systems that can lag a week or so behind, but that's probably not what you're after.
Well, it was published on April 1, 2015 - April Fools' Day. They produce other jokes on April 1st, like Linus Torvalds To Join Microsoft To Head Windows 9 Project.
The distribution is mostly irrelevant here. You aren't at a scale where you need to squeeze every byte of memory and disk space. The one part that can consume a lot of memory is the desktop environment. You don't need a fancy desktop environment to run a single application. In fact, you don't need a desktop environment at all: just a bare X server and a ...
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