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Sadly, at the moment there seems to be no reliable method of counting Linux users.

Don't worry, we will tell you if we use linux. That is how we count the number of linux users :laugh: :toast:
 

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Hi,
Ran into distro watch
It was really funny and sad at the same time that the top distro only showed 3500 users lol
It's probably impossible to get accurate numbers. Not only is Linux completely at your command (meaning you get to disable any kind of automatic reporting and whatnot), Linux' primary job is running servers. And those are even more locked down.
I have grown to disregard popularity completely. I just pick a distro I like, learn how to work with it and, if there are major pain points, I just move to the distro that addresses them. As such, I have been running Kubuntu for over 10 years (incidentally, it's arguably the worst distro for KDE, but I didn't know this at the time), moved on to Neon when that was available and when I realized they won't move off of Ubuntu LTS train, I went straight for Arch. At work, it's been Fedora, Kubuntu and, more recently, OpenSUSE Tumbleweed.
 

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Don't worry, we will tell you if we use linux. That is how we count the number of linux users :laugh: :toast:

Probably true :). Anyway, Manjaro KDE (Arch derivative) user here, and I'm running my install with regular updates since January 2018. It's a surprisingly smooth experience - and TBH kind of better than Kubuntu/Debian KDE stable, because broken things in those distros stay broken for too long ...
 

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Well, I ran into my first snag with Manjaro. Pretty much this:

BOINC Manager GUI does not work - Support / Software & Applications - Manjaro Linux Forum

It's really unfortunate, because I'm really enjoying the user experience, but I just can't have problems that have too much of a learning curve on my WCG machines. I do psych evals for a living and have to use way too much brain power for my job. I look at the thread linked above and just think to myself "I don't have the mental capacity after I get home from work to have to think this hard". Hardware issues are different. So much of that comes second nature and is meditative and relaxing for me. This stuff, not so much.
 
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Well, I ran into my first snag with Manjaro. Pretty much this:

BOINC Manager GUI does not work - Support / Software & Applications - Manjaro Linux Forum

It's really unfortunate, because I'm really enjoying the user experience, but I just can't have problems that have too much of a learning curve on my WCG machines. I do psych evals for a living and have to use way too much brain power for my job. I look at this thread and just think to myself "I don't have the mental capacity after I get home from work to have to think this hard". Hardware issues are different. So much of that comes second nature meditative for me. This stuff, not so much.
Hi,
Yeah that kills linux for a lot of people I've found some basic functions/ apps useful in mint but could very easily be don't in windows too

Bottom line linux against apple/ windows/.. to be generous only has 2.24% of the world using it
Even if you add the unknown and android you don't even get to apple's usage.
Continental drift slow migration
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just as god intended
It's a bit funky how it changes which package comes from where and how you have to use dist-upgrade instead of upgrade, but otherwise yeah, very little complaints.
 
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Just a quick observation - Linux Lite is also a good alternative to the Windows NT6.x shifting sands.
Very small system requirements and very user-friendly to the newcomers and also with powerful support because it's based off of Ubuntu.
 
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Well, I ran into my first snag with Manjaro. Pretty much this:

BOINC Manager GUI does not work - Support / Software & Applications - Manjaro Linux Forum

It's really unfortunate, because I'm really enjoying the user experience, but I just can't have problems that have too much of a learning curve on my WCG machines. I do psych evals for a living and have to use way too much brain power for my job. I look at the thread linked above and just think to myself "I don't have the mental capacity after I get home from work to have to think this hard". Hardware issues are different. So much of that comes second nature and is meditative and relaxing for me. This stuff, not so much.
there is a good documentation how to set up BOINC in arch.


Manjaro, being an Arch alternative, the guide could be use to set up BOINC. I dont know if it is working though

from the link you have mentioned, last post was already fixed. Its more than 6 months old link so if you set it up, it ia probably fixed already
 
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Completely off topic...apologize.

PaulieG...

I was going to join the folding team around the time Norton left, but that "second" machine never came to fruition. Back then...as far as I know people were using Linux Mint for BOINC. If you're completely new to linux and wanting to run BOINC. I'd start with Mint...it's probably a bit easier to work with.

It seems there was a thread on this in the folding forums...I remember the guys talking about it. Circa 2017-18.

BOINC Client/Manager

Best of Luck.

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there is a good documentation how to set up BOINC in arch.


Manjaro, being an Arch alternative, the guide could be use to set up BOINC. I dont know if it is working though

from the link you have mentioned, last post was already fixed. Its more than 6 months old link so if you set it up, it ia probably fixed already
Well, iirc, Manjaro's default repos are also 3-6 months behind Arch. You can opt to have it work like a rolling release distro, but that's not how it works out of the box.
 
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Well, iirc, Manjaro's default repos are also 3-6 months behind Arch. You can opt to have it work like a rolling release distro, but that's not how it works out of the box.

The delay is usually probably only a few weeks (less than a month).

@PaulieG: I would recommend to backup/move the config files and try running the client as fresh install. A setting in the config files might be breaking the GUI. Yes, it's frustrating, but such problems can arise on Windows client too ...
 
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Another way of installing Arch .
 
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how I wish I have steam deck so I can compare the or see if I can costumize more than arch kde in there :(

But cannot buy in S Korea..
 
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