• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

FREE Linux OS needed

Kursah

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 15, 2006
Messages
12,740 (2.63/day)
Location
Missoula, MT, USA
System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig 2018 - Ryzen+ Edition | SpartanCore | SpartanCore2
Processor R7 2700X @ Stock (3.7/4.35) w/PBO+XFR2 | i7 3770 3.4/3.9 Stock | i7 4770 3.4/3.9 Stock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Intel DQ77MK | SuperMicro X10SLQ
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull + NT-H1 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4
Memory 16GB (2x8) G.Skill DDR4-3200 | 16GB (4x4) Samsung DDR3-1600 | 32GB (4x8) Mushkin Stealth DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4000 | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage SSD 250GB + 960GB, 1x2TB | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x3TB (9TB)
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" Dell on KVM..mostly headless operation.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans | Modified Lenovo TS430 Case
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Not in use
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze (Both) + APC Smart-UPS 1500
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse (KVM)
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard (KVM)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V) | Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
Really? OMG :laugh: IMGBurn is for CD/DVDs just sayin
Seems you may be surprised how useful a piece of software like IMGBurn actually is still, even in 2018. Especially in the professional IT industry let alone for home users. ;)

Also before Rufus was good at creating UEFI bootable USB's, IMGBurn DVD's were still the way to go. Thought admittedly I primarily use bootable USB's where possible, but I have a USB DVD drive and a few of what I would consider field-necessary DVD's full of goodies and OSes to deploy in the field. Saves time, gets the job done. That's what matters.

I prefer Rufus for USB, IMGBurn for CD/DVD. As-far-as Linux based distros, I usually just default to Ubuntu anymore, even for older systems. I play around with other distros for server environments, but for end-user system situations, Ubuntu (w/Gnome) gets the job done quite nicely when you want to step away from a Windows environment. Mint is a solid option as well.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Messages
30 (0.04/day)
Location
Duffield, VA
System Name Red Team Go
Processor AMD RYZEN 5 2600
Motherboard ASUS PRIME B450M-A/CSM AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Cooling Corsair H55
Memory CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
Video Card(s) PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 580 8GB
Storage Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive SH103S3, 2x WD Blue 500GB in RAID 0
Display(s) LG 34" Ultrawide IPS HDMI (34UM61-P)
Case NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
Software Windows 10 Pro
I would recommend Mint as well. Although I did try elementary a few months ago and liked the macOS feel. It hasn't been around very long, so for a new user cant recommend. Also, I would like to point out distrowatch.com is a great resource to look around.
 
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Messages
30 (0.04/day)
Location
Duffield, VA
System Name Red Team Go
Processor AMD RYZEN 5 2600
Motherboard ASUS PRIME B450M-A/CSM AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Cooling Corsair H55
Memory CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
Video Card(s) PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 580 8GB
Storage Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive SH103S3, 2x WD Blue 500GB in RAID 0
Display(s) LG 34" Ultrawide IPS HDMI (34UM61-P)
Case NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
Software Windows 10 Pro
I use linuxliveusb as well. It does look sketch but I have never had any issues yet.
 
Joined
Feb 12, 2018
Messages
49 (0.07/day)
Processor AMD A6
Memory 8 GB DDR3
Video Card(s) Asus R9 270x
Storage 6TB
Display(s) HP
Case No Name
Audio Device(s) Realtek (integrated)
Power Supply Corsair 600CX
Mouse Logitech
Keyboard Logitech
  • Like
Reactions: HTC

Norton

Moderator & WCG-TPU Captain
Staff member
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
Messages
13,805 (4.67/day)
Location
USA
System Name My Fortress/Julia (WCG)/Trish (WCG)/Ella (WCG)/Junior (WCG)/4P (WCG)/Kreij (WCG)/Trish02 (WCG)
Processor Ryzen 1700X/Ryzen 1700X/Ryzen 1700/Ryzen 1600X/Ryzen 1800X/Opteron 6168x4/FX-8350/Ryzen 1800X
Motherboard X370 Taichi/A320 Pro-VHL/B350 M/B350 M/AB350 K4/SuperMicro 4P/ASUS 990X/ Asrock X370 mITX
Cooling NH-D14/SNH-U14S/Scythe Mugen5/Scythe Mugen 5/NH-U14S/CM 212+ (x4)/Xig DK Nighthawk/Scythe Mugen 5
Memory 16GB GSkill TridentZ-3200 (1700X), 16GB GSkill FlareX-2400 (1800X),... various...., 4P- 16x1GB
Video Card(s) RX 580/HD 7770/HD 4670/GTX 1080/8400GS/onboard/GTX 1080/HD 7870
Storage WD 500GB SSD/Seagate 2TB SSHD, .... misc...
Display(s) Dual Dell Ultrasharp U2414H
Case Silverstone FT01B/Corsair 230T/Versa H15/Silverstone FT05/Define R4/custom/Tt P3 open/Define XL r2
Audio Device(s) on board (All)
Power Supply Corsair HX850/CS650M/Focus Gold 650/EVGA P2 850/HX 650/X Gold 1050/M12 II 750/X Gold 750
Mouse Logitech G300s
Keyboard Thermaltake Challenger Prime (Great for $30!!!)
Software Win 10 Pro (Fortress), Win 10 Pro (Ella02), Ubuntu for everything else
Benchmark Scores Why sit on the Bench when you can get in the game and Crunch!!!
Joined
Sep 11, 2013
Messages
180 (0.08/day)
System Name midnight toker
Processor i7 Skylake QHQF (6700K ES) @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB (2x8GB) Samsung DDR4 @ 3200MHz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Geforce Gtx 1080 Ti Gaming OC @ 2080MHz
Storage 128GB SSD, 750GB & 2TB HDDs
Display(s) AOC 60" 1080p dumb led tv (60Hz)
Case defaced generic stuff
Audio Device(s) onboard and gpu hdmi
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1300W G2
Mouse Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3050
Keyboard same
Software Arch Linux, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
You'd be surprised to find out how well the "heavy" DEs work with limited resources.
I get what you mean. Distributions featuring heavier Desktop Environments will run just fine on the OP's hardware.

Regardless, Lubuntu/Xubuntu (any XFCE/LXDE distro for that matter) would have an edge in the RAM department, which's kind of key in this case.

I've tried out several GNU/Linux distributions on a couple of core 2 duo laptops I own but no "mainstream" one felt/was actually snappier. I settled for Lubuntu - actually Ubuntu Minimal + LXDE (the install is pretty anal as you can pick a DE among other sets of packages).

Unity (discontinued as ubuntu's main desktop environment), Gnome 3+, KDE, Cinnamon and Mate are considerably more bloated than LXDE and XFCE on boot.

1523672137289.png

(source)


As for setup media writing, my favs:
Unetbootin
LiLi
Rufus

Edit: LXDE and XFCE are more "Windows-like" than Ubuntu's default DEs.
 
Last edited:

AsRock

TPU addict
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
16,231 (3.53/day)
Location
UK\US
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) eVga GTX1060 SSC \ XFX R9 390X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-A820 \ Yamaha CX-830+Yamaha MX-630 Infinity RS4000 Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
Worst thing in Vista (chicken) it always used to much RAM on 2GB (Mint for new laptops, Xubuntu for old).
Runnijng Vista is not a issue for the laptop even with all the crap Lenevo had on it, problem here was MS and well i guess who is using the key when they should not be. But apparently you can steal keys once MS stops supporting said OS.

Seems you may be surprised how useful a piece of software like IMGBurn actually is still, even in 2018. Especially in the professional IT industry let alone for home users. ;)

Also before Rufus was good at creating UEFI bootable USB's, IMGBurn DVD's were still the way to go. Thought admittedly I primarily use bootable USB's where possible, but I have a USB DVD drive and a few of what I would consider field-necessary DVD's full of goodies and OSes to deploy in the field. Saves time, gets the job done. That's what matters.

I prefer Rufus for USB, IMGBurn for CD/DVD. As-far-as Linux based distros, I usually just default to Ubuntu anymore, even for older systems. I play around with other distros for server environments, but for end-user system situations, Ubuntu (w/Gnome) gets the job done quite nicely when you want to step away from a Windows environment. Mint is a solid option as well.
Yes it's been around a hell long time and would of been my goto if i did not have a USB stick available at the time.
 

johnspack

Here For Good!
Joined
Oct 6, 2007
Messages
5,502 (1.22/day)
Location
Nelson B.C. Canada
System Name Blacknet
Processor E5-1680v2 Xeon
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Pro
Cooling Noctua NH-D14/7case fans
Memory 32gb Gskill 1866 Cas9
Video Card(s) EVGA FTW GTX 980 Ti ACX 2.0+
Storage Toshiba 3TB, x300 Toshiba 5TB, 2x EVO 850 250GB, 2x EVO 860 500GB, LG 14x Blu-Ray Rewriter
Display(s) 24" LG 24GL600F 144HZ, 23" Asus VZ239H IPS
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar MKII+ AKG Q701 Studio Monitors
Power Supply XFX XTR 750 Gold
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Ducky One 2 RGB
Software Kubuntu 19.10
Benchmark Scores It's linux baby!
so.. mpv player really? a drag and drop minimalist video box, vs smplayer, a full entertainment center, with youtube ripping et al... sheesh, linux kiddies...
smplayer is old, mpv is the new cool kid.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2015
Messages
2,458 (1.56/day)
Location
Argentina
System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R3 1200 @ 3750MHz / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VDH / HP 240 G5
Cooling Wraith Stealth / Stock
Memory 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz @ 3466MHz / 2x 4GB Hynix + Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 270X Toxic 2GB / Intel HD 5500
Storage SSD WD Green 240GB M.2 + HDD Toshiba 2TB / SSD Kingston A400 120GB SATA
Display(s) HP w17e 1440x900 @ 75Hz/ Integrated 1366x768 @ 94Hz
Case Generic / Stock
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 / Realtek ALC282
Power Supply Sentey XPP 525W / Power Brick
Mouse Logitech G203 / Elan Touchpad
Keyboard Generic / Stock
Software Windows 10 LTSC x64 + Arch Linux
Same engine and functionality, better on resources, and the interface can be customized.
The future is now, old man.
 

johnspack

Here For Good!
Joined
Oct 6, 2007
Messages
5,502 (1.22/day)
Location
Nelson B.C. Canada
System Name Blacknet
Processor E5-1680v2 Xeon
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Pro
Cooling Noctua NH-D14/7case fans
Memory 32gb Gskill 1866 Cas9
Video Card(s) EVGA FTW GTX 980 Ti ACX 2.0+
Storage Toshiba 3TB, x300 Toshiba 5TB, 2x EVO 850 250GB, 2x EVO 860 500GB, LG 14x Blu-Ray Rewriter
Display(s) 24" LG 24GL600F 144HZ, 23" Asus VZ239H IPS
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar MKII+ AKG Q701 Studio Monitors
Power Supply XFX XTR 750 Gold
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Ducky One 2 RGB
Software Kubuntu 19.10
Benchmark Scores It's linux baby!
Yeah, I am an oldster, and I like the way smplayer looks, and how the functions are readily available. Remember, 8 months ago, I was windows only....
 

Attachments

Joined
Sep 15, 2015
Messages
654 (0.41/day)
Location
Latvija
System Name Fujitsu Siemens, HP Workstation
Processor Athlon x2 5000+ 3.1GHz, i5 2400
Motherboard Asus
Memory 4GB Samsung
Video Card(s) rx 460 4gb
Storage 750 Evo 250 +2tb
Display(s) Asus 1680x1050 4K HDR
Audio Device(s) Pioneer
Power Supply 430W
Mouse Acme
Keyboard Trust
Downloaded Mint and budgie work well on flash drive. better than windows 10. only had some visual glitches on an old laptop.
its like portable operating system.
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2012
Messages
1,654 (0.63/day)
System Name N/A
Processor I3 3.5GHZ (3150)
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX
Cooling stock
Memory 8GB
Video Card(s) XFX GTX750Ti 2GB
Storage 1TB WD and 1TB Seagate
Display(s) LG 21.5" LCD IPS
Case CoolerMaster
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Rosewill 610WATT
Mouse R.A.T3
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
What happen to Linux Lite not on the list. It's based on Ubuntu and uses less memory then all the others

LINK
 

johnspack

Here For Good!
Joined
Oct 6, 2007
Messages
5,502 (1.22/day)
Location
Nelson B.C. Canada
System Name Blacknet
Processor E5-1680v2 Xeon
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Pro
Cooling Noctua NH-D14/7case fans
Memory 32gb Gskill 1866 Cas9
Video Card(s) EVGA FTW GTX 980 Ti ACX 2.0+
Storage Toshiba 3TB, x300 Toshiba 5TB, 2x EVO 850 250GB, 2x EVO 860 500GB, LG 14x Blu-Ray Rewriter
Display(s) 24" LG 24GL600F 144HZ, 23" Asus VZ239H IPS
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar MKII+ AKG Q701 Studio Monitors
Power Supply XFX XTR 750 Gold
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Ducky One 2 RGB
Software Kubuntu 19.10
Benchmark Scores It's linux baby!
Ubuntu 18.04 comes with an installer that allows both full and minimal installs. You might want to check that out.
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2012
Messages
1,654 (0.63/day)
System Name N/A
Processor I3 3.5GHZ (3150)
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX
Cooling stock
Memory 8GB
Video Card(s) XFX GTX750Ti 2GB
Storage 1TB WD and 1TB Seagate
Display(s) LG 21.5" LCD IPS
Case CoolerMaster
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Rosewill 610WATT
Mouse R.A.T3
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Guys try Linux Lite 4.0 Beta LINK Forum Release

I like how they changed the Colors and boot-logo but no more 32-bit support though you'll have to use 3.8 which is supported till 2033 I think

 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 20, 2009
Messages
2,865 (0.76/day)
System Name FumoffuFumoffu
Processor Intel i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X -UD3H
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB DDR3 1600 Crucial Ballistix
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC
Storage 1- WD 500GB 1- Samsung F2 1.5TB 1- Crucial M4 128GB SSD 1-256GB ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3 SSD
Display(s) Hanns-G HZ281HPB 27.5'' 3ms Full HD 1920x1200 WideScreen LCD Monitor
Case Corsair Graphite Series 600T
Audio Device(s) Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium
Power Supply Corsair HX 750W Gold
Software Windows 7 Pro x64
Linux is hard to install, after I mount with RUFUS it always tells me "this hard drive has no root file, bla bla" I assumed it was like windows you just boot from USB and click install and next next next, boom OS. :( i gave up about 2 months ago
When setting up a USB boot stick, I always use YUMI from PenDriveLinux. I have had too many failures with rufus. When in doubt, YUMI or just burn a disc. You can always use a DVDRW disc so you can reuse it.

Also, in terms of Steam games, ANY linux distro will play Steam Games that support Linux. Ubuntu is not required to play Linux steam games.
 
Joined
Sep 28, 2005
Messages
1,009 (0.19/day)
Location
Calgary Alberta, Canada
System Name PussySlayer
Processor Intel Core i7 4770
Motherboard Asrock Z87E-ITX
Cooling Some crappy Silverstone ITX Cooler
Memory 2x8GB Gskill RipjawsX 1600
Video Card(s) GTX 1070
Storage 1x500gb Crucial SSD
Display(s) BenQ 24" 1080P
Case Couger QBX
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply 650W EVGA BR - Coil Whine Issue
Software Windows 10 64bit Pro
I tried Rosalinux and Mint. Rosa has good support and is being updated regularly with their own proprietary stuff too. But of course it isn't for everyone. But Mint is....Mint. Another vote of mine for Mint.
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2012
Messages
1,654 (0.63/day)
System Name N/A
Processor I3 3.5GHZ (3150)
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX
Cooling stock
Memory 8GB
Video Card(s) XFX GTX750Ti 2GB
Storage 1TB WD and 1TB Seagate
Display(s) LG 21.5" LCD IPS
Case CoolerMaster
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Rosewill 610WATT
Mouse R.A.T3
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
I would put CLOUDREADY out there but unless you just browse the web and use Google Docs for your work then I'd try that. It's based off Chrome OS but just note it'll erase everything from your HDD/SSD. You can create a USB of it with the Chrome Browser recovery tool. It's fast and works for pretty much every laptop (2008+) and desktops

LINK
 
Joined
Oct 17, 2014
Messages
4,031 (2.09/day)
Location
USA
When setting up a USB boot stick, I always use YUMI from PenDriveLinux. I have had too many failures with rufus. When in doubt, YUMI or just burn a disc. You can always use a DVDRW disc so you can reuse it.

Also, in terms of Steam games, ANY linux distro will play Steam Games that support Linux. Ubuntu is not required to play Linux steam games.
Ah, well with Ubuntu 18.04, there is no longer any issue with installing it straight from a rufus mount, so no worries. They really optimized the install process for newbies with the altest Ubuntu release.
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2012
Messages
1,654 (0.63/day)
System Name N/A
Processor I3 3.5GHZ (3150)
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX
Cooling stock
Memory 8GB
Video Card(s) XFX GTX750Ti 2GB
Storage 1TB WD and 1TB Seagate
Display(s) LG 21.5" LCD IPS
Case CoolerMaster
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Rosewill 610WATT
Mouse R.A.T3
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Well from two computers I tried ubuntu before but yeah this was last build they had. Mean the install was easy but just had some graphical issues while installing so I switched to MINT and no issues since
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2015
Messages
2,458 (1.56/day)
Location
Argentina
System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R3 1200 @ 3750MHz / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VDH / HP 240 G5
Cooling Wraith Stealth / Stock
Memory 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz @ 3466MHz / 2x 4GB Hynix + Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 270X Toxic 2GB / Intel HD 5500
Storage SSD WD Green 240GB M.2 + HDD Toshiba 2TB / SSD Kingston A400 120GB SATA
Display(s) HP w17e 1440x900 @ 75Hz/ Integrated 1366x768 @ 94Hz
Case Generic / Stock
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 / Realtek ALC282
Power Supply Sentey XPP 525W / Power Brick
Mouse Logitech G203 / Elan Touchpad
Keyboard Generic / Stock
Software Windows 10 LTSC x64 + Arch Linux
Gnome is bipolar, it either works like a charm, or is a bugfest, there is no middle ground.
Unity was nice, but to me it always had some problem with video drivers.
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2017
Messages
3,183 (3.65/day)
System Name Grunt
Processor Intel i7-7820x
Motherboard MSI X299 Raider
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A
Memory Corsair LPX 3600 32GB (4x8GB)
Video Card(s) Powercolor Vega 64
Storage Intel 900p 280GB, 660p 2TB, Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2457, Samsung NU8000 TV
Case Corsair C70
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Software Win 10 Pro
I'm still a Windows guy, but *nix wise, I prefer KDE... and this distro's desktop is tempting me in it's simple, but attractive design (looks like they have a lot else planned too).

 

Aquinus

Resident Wat-man
Joined
Jan 28, 2012
Messages
11,523 (3.94/day)
Location
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.75Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Corsair H100i V2
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 SSD Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB, 1x512GB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100
Software Ubuntu 18.04 (5.3.0 Mainline Kernel)
Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
I'm still a Windows guy, but *nix wise, I prefer KDE... and this distro's desktop is tempting me in it's simple, but attractive design (looks like they have a lot else planned too).

I've gotten lazy and have just accepted Gnome. I used to use i3 and I have a coworker occasionally encouraging me to use it again. It's great for writing software and productivity but, it's a little weird with games. Honestly, there really isn't a whole lot to Gnome. I'm not really picky when it comes to window managers these days. So long as I have a quick keystroke I can press where I can start typing the name of an application and be able to let it autocomplete, I don't really have a preference. The reality is that as "bulky" as Gnome might be, using it is less bulky than OS X and Windows when it comes to storage and memory footprint.

I use Ubuntu and Gnome because that's what ships with the distro and applications targeting Ubuntu are built, this is literally the baseline that's expected to work and it usually works out pretty well. I've been pretty happy with Steam and Proton lately and on that front, Gnome definitely isn't a burden. My only complain with Gnome is desktop icons going outside of the visible desktop because I have two 1080p displays to either side of my 4k. A problem I could rectify by getting a second 4k display and ditching the 1080ps but, I would need a new GPU for that.

Edit: You also necro'ed a thread without a new post for several months.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2015
Messages
2,458 (1.56/day)
Location
Argentina
System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R3 1200 @ 3750MHz / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VDH / HP 240 G5
Cooling Wraith Stealth / Stock
Memory 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz @ 3466MHz / 2x 4GB Hynix + Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 270X Toxic 2GB / Intel HD 5500
Storage SSD WD Green 240GB M.2 + HDD Toshiba 2TB / SSD Kingston A400 120GB SATA
Display(s) HP w17e 1440x900 @ 75Hz/ Integrated 1366x768 @ 94Hz
Case Generic / Stock
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 / Realtek ALC282
Power Supply Sentey XPP 525W / Power Brick
Mouse Logitech G203 / Elan Touchpad
Keyboard Generic / Stock
Software Windows 10 LTSC x64 + Arch Linux
Joined
Sep 7, 2017
Messages
3,183 (3.65/day)
System Name Grunt
Processor Intel i7-7820x
Motherboard MSI X299 Raider
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A
Memory Corsair LPX 3600 32GB (4x8GB)
Video Card(s) Powercolor Vega 64
Storage Intel 900p 280GB, 660p 2TB, Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2457, Samsung NU8000 TV
Case Corsair C70
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Software Win 10 Pro
I've gotten lazy and have just accepted Gnome. I used to use i3 and I have a coworker occasionally encouraging me to use it again. It's great for writing software and productivity but, it's a little weird with games. Honestly, there really isn't a whole lot to Gnome. I'm not really picky when it comes to window managers these days. So long as I have a quick keystroke I can press where I can start typing the name of an application and be able to let it autocomplete, I don't really have a preference. The reality is that as "bulky" as Gnome might be, using it is less bulky than OS X and Windows when it comes to storage and memory footprint.

I use Ubuntu and Gnome because that's what ships with the distro and applications targeting Ubuntu are built, this is literally the baseline that's expected to work and it usually works out pretty well. I've been pretty happy with Steam and Proton lately and on that front, Gnome definitely isn't a burden. My only complain with Gnome is desktop icons going outside of the visible desktop because I have two 1080p displays to either side of my 4k. A problem I could rectify by getting a second 4k display and ditching the 1080ps but, I would need a new GPU for that.

Edit: You also necro'ed a thread without a new post for several months.
My bad. I thought it'd be goofier if I made a new thread. :)
 
Top