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originally posted by: _BoneZ_
a reply to: markosity1973
You forgot Live USB on that list as well. There are two types of Live USB: persistent and non-persistent.
When you make a Live USB with persistence enabled, the thumb drive acts like a hard drive where you can update the OS and install apps and it will keep your settings. Just as it would on a hard drive.
Non-persistent will act just like a Live CD where no settings or app installs will be saved.
originally posted by: LunaticPandora
a reply to: Unity_99
Debian with the Cinnamon desktop is both extremely stable and good looking.
I chose Debian because so many derivatives have come from it. Ubuntu and LinuxMint are Debian based, Kali is Debian based, ZorinOS, and several others.
Debian is one of the longest standing and supported Linux distros out there. There's a wealth of information for it, it's easy to configure, and when you learn the command line side of things the system becomes a powerful tool rather than just a platform for browsing cat pictures on the internet.