I'm a student who is easily distracted by any notifications that come on my computer. So, I want to install a distro that I use just for school stuff, and have it be as distraction-free as possible.


  • Must support Google Chrome
  • Have minimal to no notifications for software updating or anything
  • KDE or Gnome
  • No unnecessary applications installed (games, media software, etc.)
  • Have LibreOffice or OpenOffice

Or, if anyone knows how to disable all notifications and all that jazz on Ubuntu, that works too.

  • set it to do-not-disturb mode. simple – phuclv Oct 23 '18 at 2:43

Arch Linux, you install what you need only and update whenever you feel like it.

The install guide: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide

You can install chrome from the aur (you could use yaourt to manage it) and it supports both kde and gnome fairly well.

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  • I'll try that, thanks! – zwork Aug 29 '14 at 23:52
  • A friend of mine also suggested Crunchbang Linux, so I'll try that too. – zwork Aug 29 '14 at 23:52
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    Archbang is basically archlinux easier to install. And about Google chrome, you should really use chromium from the official repos. You can install flash from the aur. See chromium in the ArchWiki. – Johnride Aug 30 '14 at 5:32

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