[SOLVED] new to linux

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I got a laptop which is kinda decent and useful but its downside is 4gb ram with windows 11, 80% USAGE AT STARTUP, its lenovo flex 14 5, anyways i heard linux is way lighter than win11, and its the first time im thinking of downloading it, so can someone help me with this process, how to use, which one to download etc ... and most importantly, does it support these websites, since i use it for studying mainly,
 
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As already mention, if you're relying on some specific software, there is a chance that it does only exist for windows. Typically examples on this will be MS Office , all of the Adobe software. Then you probably would need to decide whether you must have those, or if you can do with open source alternatives.

Anyways, if it is just for web browsing, I'd say just go for Linux - I'd picked Linux Mint or Linux lite because those are rated as beginner friendly Linux distros.

Here is a short list of youtube videos that should be helpful:

For Ubuntu - the process for Mint or Linux Lite is pretty similar (same options)
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwWfJwlZLWg


Linus Mint install
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysqMhUpS7Ew&t=576s
 
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Are you still using the original Lenovo install?
This may include a whole bunch of bloatware you do not want, and is sucking up resources.
not really, i formatted it, but downloaded my AV software, which uses like 300mb of ram.
 

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'formatted it"...this means a full wipe and reinstall of Win 11?

But yes, 4GB RAM is pretty slim for Win 10/11.

Linux is a good option, if and only if the functions you want to do are available within the Linux world.
yup full wipe, i know i talked about this topic so much and its kinda annoying, but whats more annoying the laptop keeps lagging and crashing when opening multiple websites, is there trusted ''win11 or win11 lite'' since its really hard to get used to linux.
 

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Can't you upgrade your laptop to have more ram?
The genesis of this question:
 
As already mention, if you're relying on some specific software, there is a chance that it does only exist for windows. Typically examples on this will be MS Office , all of the Adobe software. Then you probably would need to decide whether you must have those, or if you can do with open source alternatives.

Anyways, if it is just for web browsing, I'd say just go for Linux - I'd picked Linux Mint or Linux lite because those are rated as beginner friendly Linux distros.

Here is a short list of youtube videos that should be helpful:

For Ubuntu - the process for Mint or Linux Lite is pretty similar (same options)
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwWfJwlZLWg


Linus Mint install
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysqMhUpS7Ew&t=576s
 
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yup full wipe, i know i talked about this topic so much and its kinda annoying, but whats more annoying the laptop keeps lagging and crashing when opening multiple websites, is there trusted ''win11 or win11 lite'' since its really hard to get used to linux.
There is not a "lite" version.
A bare Win 11 install is as lite as it gets.
 
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As already mention, if you're relying on some specific software, there is a chance that it does only exist for windows. Typically examples on this will be MS Office , all of the Adobe software. Then you probably would need to decide whether you must have those, or if you can do with open source alternatives.

Anyways, if it is just for web browsing, I'd say just go for Linux - I'd picked Linux Mint or Linux lite because those are rated as beginner friendly Linux distros.

Here is a short list of youtube videos that should be helpful:

For Ubuntu - the process for Mint or Linux Lite is pretty similar (same options)
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwWfJwlZLWg


Linus Mint install
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysqMhUpS7Ew&t=576s
thank you, ill check these vids, appreciate your help.
 
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