In your opinion, which Linux distro strikes the best balance _and_ high levels in all four: - easy for first-time Linux users - accessibility features are functional and not an after thought - inviting to contribute and be a part of the open source community - allows for tinkering by exposing things, but doesn’t make things difficult or unnecessarily complicated Boosts appreciated.
@stragu I would say that it's a toss up between 3 of Ubuntu, Mint and Zorin OS. I would recommend starting with Zorin because it's the closest to Windows/Mac looking and then graduate up to Mint then Ubuntu.
@saera I’m not sure about that. It could be a factor but the biggest is that most people don’t want to reinstall an operating system.
The process of downloading the OS, creating a boot disk and running it on restart requires a level of technical knowledge most people aren’t comfortable with.
@stragu A custom preconfigured debian.
Or any other system in fact, but debian is stable enought so it's not too much of a pain to make configuration that'll stay valid for ~5th years at each release at least.
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