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Kissamies

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I do, though not in my desktops. But my laptops aren't gaming powerhouses, so I put Linux Mint for those by pure curiousity and well, I have nothing to complain. As I use those mostly for internet browsing, media playback and chatting in Discord, Linux does it fine.
 
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dual bootish more a curiosity thing really.
 

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The funny thing is as of writing this, I'm preparing to image Manjaro KDE onto the boot drive for my Nostalgic PC (circa 2005) because Windows 7 is annoying. Hope it runs fine with 2GB of memory.

Obviously, my Steam Deck runs Linux, and I've determined that KDE is my favorite desktop environment.

I do want to switch to Linux at some point in the future, but all of my prior attempts have failed.
 
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The funny thing is as of writing this, I'm preparing to image Manjaro KDE onto the boot drive for my Nostalgic PC (circa 2005) because Windows 7 is annoying. Hope it runs fine with 2GB of memory.

Obviously, my Steam Deck runs Linux, and I've determined that KDE is my favorite desktop environment.

I do want to switch to Linux at some point in the future, but all of my prior attempts have failed.
You have a Steam Deck? How it's been? :)

And I know that Android = Linux, but I mean PC Linux in this thread.

Where's the "No" option?
You don't need to vote then
 
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You have a Steam Deck? How it's been? :)

And I know that Android = Linux, but I mean PC Linux in this thread.
Absolutely love it. I guess I happen to be exactly the target audience for it.

I love playing Dragon's Dogma, Skyrim SE, Minecraft Java, and whatever else on the go. It's also a decent media-consumption device.

I've also managed to get it to work based on my absolute hatred of DRM.



Apologies for derailing the thread.
 
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not yet, but I just downloaded linux mint 21, I´m rebuilding an older pc just for that, I don't have any extra sata drives only IDE for now, it´s not finishied yet, need to do cleaning reinstalling fans, etc
 
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I've tried several times over the last 15 years to get into it, but I'm just too entrenched in Windows. At this point, I just tinker with old distros on one of my many legacy systems.
 
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Sadly there is no "Other" poll option so I did not vote.

I do use Linux but only as an embedded device OS; Linux as a desktop OS sucks. Right now Linux devices in my home that I'm aware of: a Raspberry Pi 4 running Libreelec/Kodi and a Nintendo Super NES Classic.

Devices I am not sure about are: DSL router, HP DeskJet printer, Roku Streaming Stick, Google Chromecast, Sony Blu-ray player.

Devices I know aren't running Linux: my Windows PCs, my Mac mini, various iOS/iPadOS devices, Nintendo Switch.

There's a Raspbian partition on my RPi4 only for updating firmware twice a year or so. That's the extent of my hands-on Linux usage these days.
 
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Well funny thing…had an old HDD in an external I was successfully moving some old files I found on it. I remembered a file I lost through a PEBCAK a year or so ago, let’s call it my “Master Do” Well I found it and wouldn’t you know it, it packed up.
So I made a bootable Ubuntu amd crossed my fingers. Unfortunately it was just too far gone BUT I really liked the look and feel, of Ubuntu. If didn’t use my PC purely for gaming I would no have problem using it as a daily driver.
 

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Linux is my main OS. I do have windows 10 as a dual boot, but normally only use it once a week as an old game I like, the glide wrapper works best under windows.
Once wine can run that perfectly... I will no longer have any need for windows. Plus windows 11 asking you to sign in to do anything.... nope.
 

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I run fleets of servers on linux. no gui SSH only. in production. Does that count? What about the VMs and ones in my cluster?

ubuntu server
cent (before I migrated it)
alma
freebsd

I usually run ubuntu or openSUSE (my favorite) when im in need of a UI.
 
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Hi,
Second tour of mint cinnamon not sure it's dual boot technically since I disconnect all other os's and storage drives first and run linux by it's self.
First tour was way back to 17.3 now trying 20.1
Not much has changed 20.2 buggy added some stuff for streaming t.v and some movies sites from different areas
Not much worth watching though it's best to just go to the streaming site rather than messing with linux streaming interface app or what ever they call it
But ultimately went back to 20.1 and haven't gone back to 20.2 yet I'll give it another 6 months...
 
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I use linux mint on one of my old office computers that has an A4-5000 apu as a bed-side media player because it's too slow for anything else.
 
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There should be a No option. I never use it.
 
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Since the question is, "Do you use Linux?" there absolutely should be a "No" option. Otherwise, change the question to, "Linux users, how do you use Linux?"
You don't need to vote then
True but then it hardly gives a good picture of what is happening.

This is like asking the students in the school cafeteria, "Do you like oranges?" then leaving the option "No" off the list.

dual bootish more a curiosity thing really.
Depends on the machine, I'd say.
Why would it depend on the machine? It seems to me it totally depends on the needs (and/or wants) of the user.

Oh, and Android ≠ Linux.
 
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As you can see in my system specs, I dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my newest desktop. The smallest SSD in my system is dedicated to Ubuntu. While I have played around with Linux since the late 90s, I only started dual booting with it in 2020 due to problems that I thought were due to my Vega 64. After replacing my motherboard, all problems disappeared and Windows is perfectly stable now. Now, I occasionally use Ubuntu while using Windows more frequently. I think Linux is fine as a desktop OS for most things, but if you want to run non-Steam games, it is a pain.
 
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On my personal gaming rig no, on my laptop I have done a Pop! OS usb test but I can't get use to run Linux even tried Ubuntu a long time ago.

But at work yes when I do servers most of them are Linux only some are Windows Servers.
 

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Since the question is, "Do you use Linux?" there absolutely should be a "No" option. Otherwise, change the question to, "Linux users, how do you use Linux?"

True but then it hardly gives a good picture of what is happening.

This is like asking the students in the school cafeteria, "Do you like oranges?" then leaving the option "No" off the list.



Why would it depend on the machine? It seems to me it totally depends on the needs (and/or wants) of the user.

Oh, and Android ≠ Linux.
Forgive me. I count Android as Linux as well.
 
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Forgive me. I count Android as Linux as well.
Many do. But that is like saying AMD = Intel because they share much of the same instruction set.

If you are going to claim Android = Linux, then it seems to me you need yet another poll option (in addition to "No") that says, "Yes - in my Android phone or tablet."
 

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Many do. But that is like saying AMD = Intel because they share much of the same instruction set.

If you are going to claim Android = Linux, then it seems to me you need yet another poll option (in addition to "No") that says, "Yes - in my Android phone or tablet."
Naah. If you've had AMD CPU in your 8088-486 rig and if the CPU is from AMD, then it's from AMD.

Can a moderator @tabascosauz edit this poll a little? Just put answers

-No
-In form of Android with my smartphone

as answers? :)
 
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