I have 3 questions related to this topic!
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So, I've been wanting to install a Linux operating system on my laptop, but I'm unsure which to pick. I have never installed Linux before, personally. I've always used windows. As a new programmer, I've come to appreciate Linux.
Every time I seem to settle on a choice, someone would tell me "That one has lousy hardware support", "This one rarely adds features", or "That one is a resource hog". So, I really need some feedback on which Linux distribution is best for me.
My university currently uses Fedora for us programmers to use. I rather enjoy the design of it, but I've heard of an alternative called Korora that is based off Fedora. But I'm having trouble distinguishing differences between all of the distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Korora, mint, etc).
1) Which Linux distribution should I use, from someone who comes from windows 10?
2) Which applications should I be installing?
- Security? I've always used Kaspersky on windows, does Linux have or require such an application?
- Driver support? Do I need to install separate applications for that, or does Linux handle that?
3) Finally, are there any tips or advice I should take after I install Linux?