Is there a particularly successful version of Linux to start with?
I am using Debian 10, and didn't get very far with missing legacy DLLs, etc. After installing a few I decided that if I went any further I would lose control of the environment, and the server stability is too important to me, so I reverted them and wiped out Atlas.
What I can do, though, is install it on a virtual machine on a VPN. With that architecture I don't particularly care about security, so I'd be happy installing an outdated version of Linux, whether it's Ubuntu or Debian or whatever. I usually use Debian, but it looks like Ubuntu may be the better choice, so I'll do that - but does anyone have recommendations on what version of Ubuntu would be the easiest to start with?