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I've had a search 'round the Internet, and it seems Ubuntu has trouble running certain components in Wine. If at all possible, I'd like to get The Aetherlight (which requires the dreaded .Net 4.5) running. So please, recommend some non-Ubuntu-based distributions! Ideally they should be at least somewhat newb-friendly, but I'm willing to tackle the more complicated ones too (got to ditch the Windows orientation at some point).
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Seff wrote:I've had a search 'round the Internet, and it seems Ubuntu has trouble running certain components in Wine. If at all possible, I'd like to get The Aetherlight (which requires the dreaded .Net 4.5) running. So go ahead, recommend some non-Ubuntu-based distributions! Ideally they should be at least somewhat newb-friendly, but I'm willing to tackle the more complicated ones too (got to ditch the Windows orientation at some point).
I think you'd get a better response if you asked instead of commanded for a recommendation.

EDIT: Thanks for editing you're original post
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You can't run .NET 4.5 in any Linux distro, though some have gotten it to work under Wine.

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I think Korora (with the Cinnamon desktop) and Netrunner (KDE) are both fine distros. PCLinuxOS has some good aspects, as well.
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I assume you've tried LMDE? No idea whether this will solve your problem, or whether it's indeed solvable... but it's a non-Ubuntu based distro and pretty fine.
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Give this a look.

https://mxlinux.org/

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Manjaro?
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I'll second Manjaro.
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I too recommend Manjaro. Based on Arch, so you have the Arch repositories and the excellent Arch Wiki.

Best non-Ubuntu distro I've used. Great forum, and the distro is well maintained.

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I'm giving Manjaro Linux 17.0.1 "Gellivara" a try and I like it. 8)

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Seff wrote: and it seems Ubuntu has trouble running certain components in Wine.
What "certain components"?
What makes you think that wine on Ubuntu (Mint) acts differently than wine on some other distro?

.net 4.5 = "gold" for Ubuntu 16.04
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... &iId=25478
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Thank you, Flem! I might have spent hours looking for instructions on how to install .Net!

I followed the instructions, but winetricks thinks Mono isn't installed and the application I'm trying to install thinks .Net isn't installed. :(
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Manjaro is great, i like the KDE version. :)
The only thing Manjaro lacks is beginner friendly Software Manager.
It only has Pacman and Octopi which are closer to Synaptic Package Manager.

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Hii Seff ! :)
Even i love trying different distros on my virtual box.
See basically there are 3 main Linux distros ( and all other distros are children of these distros :P )

1) Debian based : ubuntu , linux Mint (my fav :D ) etc

2)Slackware based : Suse , OpenSuse etc (slackware based are Not preferred by Me personally )

3) Redhat based : Redhat , CentOS , Fedora.

If you want to try a New distro , i would suggest you to try Redhat Distros like Redhat or CentOS ,
By the way linus Torvalds uses Fedora.
i would personally suggest you to install virtual box , download all the .ISO images of distros ; run them on virtual box and decide for yourself which one you look forward to :)

here is an image to tell you more about linux distros
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... meline.svg

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HP7 wrote:Hii Seff ! :)
Even i love trying different distros on my virtual box.
See basically there are 3 main Linux distros ( and all other distros are children of these distros :P )

1) Debian based : ubuntu , linux Mint (my fav :D ) etc

2)Slackware based : Suse , OpenSuse etc (slackware based are Not preferred by Me personally )

3) Redhat based : Redhat , CentOS , Fedora.

If you want to try a New distro , i would suggest you to try Redhat Distros like Redhat or CentOS ,
By the way linus Torvalds uses Fedora.
i would personally suggest you to install virtual box , download all the .ISO images of distros ; run them on virtual box and decide for yourself which one you look forward to :)

here is an image to tell you more about linux distros
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... meline.svg

4) Arch based
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I'm currently playing around with openSUSE Tumbleweed Plasma5/KDE in a VM in my Tower. It's mighty impressive. I've no plans to ditch my Tower's distro, but i am seriously contemplating whacking it onto my Lappy as its new OS.
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