I just bought a new PC because my old one died.
After some desultory poking around on the web, it looks like a fair number of people line Linux Mint.
I have the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 install disks and rescue disks; the machine isn’t out of the box yet.
Do I hear any votes for Fedora or Red Hat as opposed to Mint?
And, with each, are there any other votes for best desktop?
(I am an experienced programmer. Admin, not so much...)
Thanks for any suggestions; flames redirected to /dev/null ...
The machine is an HP Pavilion, Intel G3220 chip; 128 GB SSD hard drive and 1TB 7200rpm conventional hard drive; 4GB RAM.
I was hoping to partition for dual-boot. How much room should I leave for each OS? And my other online sources say to install Windows 7 first, then go back to do Linux.