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Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Easy Rhino, Jun 4, 2013.

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Which flavor of ownage??

  1. Mint

    34 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Ubuntu

    61 vote(s)
    39.9%
  3. Debian

    12 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. Fedora

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    3.3%
  5. CentOS

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    2.6%
  6. OpenSUSE

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    3.9%
  7. Arch

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  8. RedHat

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    1.3%
  9. Other: Please specify

    22 vote(s)
    14.4%
  1. Vinska

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    If I am not mistaken, unless You've got some wireless hardware, You can basically skip the #2 most of the time, as the drivers are already in the kernel. Not counting video drivers, though, as those are often a flaky matter whether You'd use a "full" or a "minimalistic" install, anyways.
    Also, assuming You know what You want && need, steps 3 && 4 can be done with a single invocation of apt-get install [list of what You need].

    So, I'd say You are greatly exaggerating.
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  2. silentbogo

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    Guys, you are completely missing my point: I am not talking about the difference between windows and Linux or Debian and Ubuntu; I am talking about the difference between Linux then and Linux now. I guess just don't pay attention to the old senile guy.
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  3. Devon68

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    Well I currently use Windows 7 (no plans to go to win8 any time soon)
    Used Fedora 6 at school
    Used Ubuntu and Mint at home
    From the ones I used mint is my favorite.
  4. Chevalr1c

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    I got your point from the beginning.
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  5. silentbogo

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    BTW, thanks to Aquinus' persuasive arguments I've decided to give Ubuntu another shot. Because Gnome sucks KUbuntu 14.04 was a distro of choice.
    So far everything is smooth and cool. Besides OpenSuse it was the only distribution that didn't cause any efi-related problems (with debian 7.40 and Mint I had to boot "by hand", re-install and reconfigure grub-efi to make everything work properly).
    I guess this is my new favorite.
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    Ubuntu for me
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    I know. But You seemed to be missing my point.
    Which was: You are exaggerating on the effort required to set up such a system. And this fact that You are exaggerating still applies no matter whether we talk about difference between some system or not.
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    I installed Ubuntu ~6 months ago and had to fiddle with getting it to boot (was on a separate hard drive) and had to screw around to get my graphics card working (GTX650 Ti Boost).
    That being said, in the past i have installed it without any issues.

    I agree as a whole it has probably gotten better, but it is still a long way from being as simple as installing Windows.
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    Android 4.2.2 on my Xperia L. ;)
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    Linux 3.8.0-37-generic #53~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 21:37:54 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    or mythbuntu 12.04.3

    but i will be upgrading to trusty tahr (14.04) when mythbuntu offers an iso... (alot easier to install mythtv from the iso... not impossible, but having mysql and such pre-set up, makes for less headaches.)

    frontend MythTV Version : v0.27-196-g3ca3f6d
    backend MythTV Version : v0.27-196-g3ca3f6d
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    well to install nvidia drivers...
    download NVIDIA linux drivers... (to default chromium location ~/Downloads)

    ctrl-alt-f1... get to tty1
    cd Downloads
    sudo chmod 775 NVIDIA(press tab to complete file name)
    sudo service lightdm stop
    sudo ./NVIDIA(press tab to complete file name)
    ... will run and install NVIDIA driver... if NVIDIA needs blacklist the stock driver, repeat from the start...

    this is alot easier that installing AMD drivers... (if you are using the proprietary AMD drivers)


    for windows you must remember when installing the nvidia drivers to select clean install...(custom install)
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    BSD all the way :D
  14. Aquinus

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    I don't know about you, but my experience on Debian and Ubuntu is that you can install fglrx inside X if X will load up or from the command line. In the last year I feel that it has been a lot easier to choose weather or not you want to use the package maintained by the distro or if you want to you drivers directly from AMD. Even removing one package and switching to another hasn't been all that bad. Not to say that they're perfect, but I've had to do a lot less work to get multi-monitor working and getting the drivers installed right with an AMD card over a nVidia card. Where my only real complaint is that I can't have multiple monitors enabled and have crossfire enabled at the same time with fglrx, but granted when I'm in Linux I'm usually working or developing, so that's not of the utmost importance since I don't do much with GPUs in the kind of development work I do.

    Either way, that same process you described for installing nVidia's drivers is practically the same with fglrx. Just saying. :)

    You know, you shouldn't judge a distro by the default window manager that it comes with. Personally I've been tolerant of Gnome, but usually when I'm in linux, minimalism is best so I'll have something like i3 as well. The joy of Linux is that you can choose what window manager you want to use, despite what distro you're using.

    I do think that there are a lot of scales for judging a distro good or bad and it definitely depends on what you're going to be using it for and what your preferences are, but almost any distro can be made to be like another (albeit, not completely the same if you compare disparate distros like debian and gentoo).

    Either way, I personally think that Ubuntu makes for a good desktop distro and Debian makes for a good server distro and between the two, they're practically the same thing, just with different things out of the box and different goals in mind.
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    Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome. It's my new favorite...:)

    Our house is Windows free.

    Best,

    Liquid Cool
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    I did make some efforts dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10/14.04 LTS, but since I didn't "reformat" my HDD from GPT back to MBR correctly, I can't get Ubuntu installer to recognize my HDD. A bit sad
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    I was fighting with this for a little while and just decided to use Debian and fallback Gnome with VMWare Workstation's Unity and it gives me what I need from linux (a decent terminal). I just recently went with the GPT/UEFI boot option when I re-installed Windows. This way the VM can sit on my RAID and I can have some of my SSD's space back. :p Switch back and forth for me was getting annoying and all I really wanted was a decent terminal. I do most of what I do on servers, not locally.
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    Bloody well done right there, my friend. :toast:
    Still if I can get an SSD or a new HDD for my laptop, I'll definitely do a dual boot for sure:banghead:
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    It's possible to reverse from gpt to mbr without reinstalling Windows 8.1 :

    and further down the same thread :

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    Wished I knew that just a bit sooner. Oh god ...
  21. R-T-B

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    Gentoo.

    If your mind can conquer it, it's much like building your own distro. There is no real limit to what you can do. :)
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    Debian Wheezy Jessie with MATE.
    Last edited: May 25, 2014
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    Linux Mint Debian Edition w/ Cinnamon


    EDIT: Just realised I had already commented on this thread. Need more caffeine....

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