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I just switched to Linux Mint (latest beta release) I AM FREAKING IN LOVE!!! TAKE CARE WINDOWS 10 and 11 LMAO

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So first impressions so far today... it's smooth!!! So smooth! It's very user friendly... I have already installed Steam with two clicks, updated all my drivers from the welcome window that pops up on first install, installed proprietary Nvidia driver, got gsync working.

Steam has an awesome feature that only loads automatically compatible Linux games in your library, so I don't have to sift through the store page for each game to see if it is compatible... got two games going so far and no issues at all.

Got firefox all set up as well, 0 issues... honestly... I really see no need for Windows anymore, I already prefer Libreoffice (even when I had windows) and Libreoffice is default on Linux, and it works fantastic.

For a basic user who just browses the web (mostly TPU) and plays older games and indie games... there is seriously no reason to even have Windows anymore. I tried Ubuntu earlier in the year and it felt a little laggy from time to time, but this latest Linux Mint release feels perfect. It's been a seamless transition for me.

It feels good to finally be free. :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
 
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Good Luck...I enjoy using the Linux on my weaker machines tho' I still keep using the win on my main RIG the only thing that keeps switching me totally are gaming and some apps that are still Win/only....
 
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Good Luck...I enjoy to use the Linux on my weaker machines tho' I still keep using the win on my main RIG the only thing that keeps switching me totally are gaming and some apps that are still Win/only....

I honestly can't tell the difference... like I said Ubtuntu was laggy for me earlier this year, but latest beta of Linux Mint feels just as snappy and smooth to use as Windows. 0 issues which surprises me since its beta... keep in mind I am a VERY VERY basic user. I do some light gaming on steam, browse web, and sometimes use libreoffice word document to type something up. /shrug

for heavy users windows is def needed, or for users who want the latest games and features. but my backlog is so vast... I could literally stay here on Mint forever.
 
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Welcome to the fold!

15 years after my last true dive into Linux, I've got Mint installed on one of my crunchers as a toe dipped back in the water. It was a pretty good experience, but one of the things I missed right away was the Windows-based monitoring software like HWINFO64. Which is funny to me, because that's the kind of thing a one-person team can gin up (granted, Windows doesn't have the umpteen variations Linux does, and HWINFO's been developed and refined over very long period). In any event, it's disappointing to not have robust real-time GUI monitors for temps and fans.
 
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Welcome to the fold!

15 years after my last true dive into Linux, I've got Mint installed on one of my crunchers as a toe dipped back in the water. It was a pretty good experience, but one of the things I missed right away was the Windows-based monitoring software like HWINFO64. Which is funny to me, because that's the kind of thing a one-person team can gin up (granted, Windows doesn't have the umpteen variations Linux does, and HWINFO's been developed and refined over very long period). In any event, it's disappointing to not have robust real-time GUI monitors for temps and fans.

I understand missing that software 100%!!! However, since my current cooling solution is very much overkill... I really am also kind of glad I no longer have that software, I was spending too much time double checking it for no reason at all. Just became a weird habit. So it is kind of freeing to be rid of it for my personal situation.

Edit: you should give the latest linux mint beta a try... it's freaking awesome!!!! it's so smooth I can't believe it and user friendly... I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO COMMAND PROMPTS (not really anyway)... so being able to use Linux so easily really is impressive...
 
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Nice to hear that......sure Linux have many different distros some of them works better then others...also really depends of yours pesonal preference and the hardware you are using....I recently played with the Knoppix it's debian based system that can fully work from the USB stick and it's really friendly for the weak and old machines....few years ago friend gave it to me some old Nokia 3g booklet that was ready for the garbage hdd was broken and it was really not worth investing anything in that thing and here comes the savior Knoppix system that runs fine on this machine that have only 1gb ddr2 and 2 weak(atom) cores on 1,6 Ghz....Later on I modded this system a bit so that I can use it like a perfect Old school Emulator for the ZX Spectrum,Atari ST,NES....since then I keep using it almost daily without any problems what so ever..
 
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Alan is world famous musician. Certain "Beatles" song discussions prompt others to notify everyone
ALAN PARSONS WORKED FOR THE BEATLES "hth's"!!!!

Sound familiar?

well these are Linux forums, and I am sick of M$'s crap, so I decided to switch and share my experience... on the linux forums... not sure what you are implying but eh.
 
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Hi,
Not sure what the newest beta is but I'm on 20.1 mint cinnamon

There is no implication, it is a fact that linxuts invade and derail, mock, harangue users, and talk shit about Windows, the corporation, it's founder and every huge or inconsequential thing they can drag up in Windows discussions.
Seems the pot is calling the kettle black lol
 
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I get to use Linux in work a bit, that'll do for me, however if it suits you and your good then it's all good.

I too have too much legacy software to switch but I wouldn't anyway, I Have to use Windows PCS all day in work, and due to being a pc power user / builder / repairer on the side, Learning new tech and software is to my benefit especially since wherever I have worked I always, always knew more than anyone besides the IT department.
I am shit on servers but know my limits.
 
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I get to use Linux in work a bit, that'll do for me, however if it suits you and your good then it's all good.

I too have too much legacy software to switch but I wouldn't anyway, I Have to use Windows PCS all day in work, and due to being a pc power user / builder / repairer on the side, Learning new tech and software is to my benefit especially since wherever I have worked I always, always knew more than anyone besides the IT department.
I am shit on servers but know my limits.


everyone's situation is different! it's not a big deal, doesn't mean I can't have fun with it though. :rockout: I'm just really enjoying this switch more than I was expecting. I tried linux in past years and I just could never really get into it, was never smooth or user friendly, or steam would mess up on me, etc.

this latest beta release for linux mint though is rock solid stable so far. im really liking it.
 
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I would love to use linux
but none of my games support it and or proton so thats a no for the gaming pc
and none of my older machines play nice with it with constant crashes
and as for stability under windows None of my 3 computers have bsod this year
so i have to stick to windows
 
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For the person who want's hardware sensors Psensor here, there are at least 10 others.

Install psensor,

# wget http://wpitchoune.net/psensor/files/psensor-1.1.3.tar.gz
# tar zxvf psensor-1.1.3.tar.gz
# cd psensor-1.1.3/
# ./configure
# make
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Requires
# apt-get install lm-sensors hddtemp



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everyone's situation is different! it's not a big deal, doesn't mean I can't have fun with it though. :rockout: I'm just really enjoying this switch more than I was expecting. I tried linux in past years and I just could never really get into it, was never smooth or user friendly, or steam would mess up on me, etc.

this latest beta release for linux mint though is rock solid stable so far. im really liking it.
I have given it a go many times and will many more, messing abouts half the fun :)
I really liked Steam OS but having a rig and it became pointless, especially since I got the gaming laptop, I like to keep one system working at least while the other is in between things.
I use Ubuntu in work, Mint is a better OS IMHO though.
 
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Honestly it's kinda odd neither of my 2 low end machines can do 3d under Linux without crashing it takes about a year to boot and I runs at snail pace win 7 and 10 treats the hardware a lot better
 

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So first impressions so far today... it's smooth!!! So smooth! It's very user friendly... I have already installed Steam with two clicks, updated all my drivers from the welcome window that pops up on first install, installed proprietary Nvidia driver, got gsync working.

Steam has an awesome feature that only loads automatically compatible Linux games in your library, so I don't have to sift through the store page for each game to see if it is compatible... got two games going so far and no issues at all.

Got firefox all set up as well, 0 issues... honestly... I really see no need for Windows anymore, I already prefer Libreoffice (even when I had windows) and Libreoffice is default on Linux, and it works fantastic.

For a basic user who just browses the web (mostly TPU) and plays older games and indie games... there is seriously no reason to even have Windows anymore. I tried Ubuntu earlier in the year and it felt a little laggy from time to time, but this latest Linux Mint release feels perfect. It's been a seamless transition for me.

It feels good to finally be free. :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

a lil dramatic lol but I understand the feeling

I ran my XPS 9370 on Kubuntu 20.04 for a while, really changed my "Linux is bland, ugly and made for cheap hardware" perspective. With some themes, it's easily the most beautiful OS I've ever used. Also was the only distro to handle hiDPI scaling properly and smoothly on the 9370 display.

Unfortunately, I had to go back to Windows because Libreoffice Calc is absolute garbage compared to Excel (needed to run VBA macros). Also, 9370 cooling is caca so it was really a struggle trying to get the undervolting script running automatically on boot every time. Oh how I missed Throttlestop during my time on Linux. But now that I don't need office on laptop and I'm down to 256GB again, I might go back to Kubuntu or make a pit stop on Mint first.

I'd never migrate my desktops over, though. There is no Linux equivalent that offers HWInfo things like Effective Clock, snapshot polling, per-core Ryzen temps. That, and basically half the performance on Ryzen nowadays comes from the CPPC2/Windows scheduler integration, so.
 
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a lil dramatic lol but I understand the feeling

I ran my XPS 9370 on Kubuntu 20.04 for a while, really changed my "Linux is bland, ugly and made for cheap hardware" perspective. With some themes, it's easily the most beautiful OS I've ever used. Also was the only distro to handle hiDPI scaling properly and smoothly on the 9370 display.

Unfortunately, I had to go back to Windows because Libreoffice Calc is absolute garbage compared to Excel (needed to run VBA macros). Also, 9370 cooling is caca so it was really a struggle trying to get the undervolting script running automatically on boot every time. Oh how I missed Throttlestop during my time on Linux. But now that I don't need office on laptop and I'm down to 256GB again, I might go back to Kubuntu or make a pit stop on Mint first.

I'd never migrate my desktops over, though. There is no Linux equivalent that offers HWInfo things like Effective Clock, snapshot polling, per-core Ryzen temps. That, and basically half the performance on Ryzen nowadays comes from the CPPC2/Windows scheduler integration, so.

yeah like i said im a very basic user, so i only use libre writer. etc. its the best switch i have ever made for my personal use case :toast:
 

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Steam has an awesome feature that only loads automatically compatible Linux games in your library, so I don't have to sift through the store page for each game to see if it is compatible... got two games going so far and no issues at all.

Also know that you should enable Proton in Steam so that you can play Windows only titles on Linux. Works great for like 99% of the games out there.
 
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That may take a few trips to configure the way you prefer, there are load of other monitor apps. Raspberry for PI autoloaded a few sensors in the taskbar on start, that one would float, move, kill. I never checked out re-configuring it, but it was handy for overclocking the Pi.
 
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Also know that you should enable Proton in Steam so that you can play Windows only titles on Linux. Works great for like 99% of the games out there.

its just a toggle within steam itself??? i figured i had to know coding and stuff to get that working properly... if its just a toggle heck yeah I will give it a go! thanks! I'll look around steam settings tonight and see if I can spot it. do I need to download something first? or its already built into steam when i downloaded steam to begin with?

Idk why you talking about it supports about 20 percent of my Steam library

even a few extra is ok by me. how do you know which ones it supports and doesn't support? will there be a little tag to let me know "don't install this game, its not optimized for proton"?
 
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optimized
You can click the little tux in the top left corner and anything not optimised for proton won't install
 
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its just a toggle within steam itself??? i figured i had to know coding and stuff to get that working properly... if its just a toggle heck yeah I will give it a go! thanks! I'll look around steam settings tonight and see if I can spot it. do I need to download something first? or its already built into steam when i downloaded steam to begin with?



even a few extra is ok by me. how do you know which ones it supports and doesn't support? will there be a little tag to let me know "don't install this game, its not optimized for proton"?

Enable the top option (as shown) to use Proton on the Windows games tested and certified by Steam to run. Chose the second box to enable for all Windows games that may, or may not, work. Last game I played and finished (CloudPunk) was a Windows only game and I played from start to finish in Linux.

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