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Never heard of Clear before, interesting.

I'm just waiting for the latest Ubuntu 23.04 kernel to make its way to Linux Mint Cinnamon main channel (I am guessing this will happen next year)... then I will probably be making my move to Linux more permanent. Or at least spending 90%+ of my time in Linux and 10% in Windows for things like Final Fantasy XIV mmo.
 
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Never heard of Clear before, interesting.
I'm just waiting for the latest Ubuntu 23.04 kernel to make its way to Linux Mint Cinnamon main channel (I am guessing this will happen next year)... then I will probably be making my move to Linux more permanent.
It's not that hard to use Clear Linux as a daily driver. Since it has Flathub support you can say it is going to have enough apps to meet the demands of >80% of people.
One of those Flathub apps is steam, and the interesting thing is that Clear Linux averages the highest performance in games. It is usually faster than windows in games.

I can't quite explain why it's not more popular. There are already persons who have asked me to make a tutorial. But I personally find that a waste of time because I don't know of an operating system that is easier to install than Clear Linux.

If you disable the automatic updates you will also have a stable system if you update it once every other month.
It is suitable for people using Intel or AMD GPUs but not suitable for Nvidia users.

and 10% in Windows for things like Final Fantasy XIV mmo.
 

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It's not that hard to use Clear Linux as a daily driver. Since it has Flathub support you can say it is going to have enough apps to meet the demands of >80% of people.
One of those Flathub apps is steam, and the interesting thing is that Clear Linux averages the highest performance in games. It is usually faster than windows in games.

I can't quite explain why it's not more popular. There are already persons who have asked me to make a tutorial. But I personally find that a waste of time because I don't know of an operating system that is easier to install than Clear Linux.

If you disable the automatic updates you will also have a stable system if you update it once every other month.
It is suitable for people using Intel or AMD GPUs but not suitable for Nvidia users.



I think I will give it a go, thanks. Yeah, all I do is Steam basically and some web browsing. I am not hardcore user.

Do you know if my X3D cache will still work in games that benefit from it in Windows? I mean the same games that benefit from x3d cache cpu's in Windows, will they still see that benefit here?
 
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I am not hardcore user.
It is suitable for most professional tasks.
Suppose you want to produce music then you have Bitwig, Reaper, Ardour, Zrythm, MusE, and a number of other options.

You have Blender and Godot, so you can easily create games and animations, and extra performance is nice for these kinds of apps.

You have Kdenlive, OpenShot, and Flowblade so you can edit videos. Flowblade is more stable than most commercial apps.

You've got Spotify, Telegram, Lutris, OBS Studio, Thunderbird, qBittorent, Signal Desktop, Postman, Teams, Zoom, Inkskape, Handbrake, Kodi, WhatsApp, IntelliJ, FreeCAD, Nextcloud, Plex, darktable, RawTherapee, GitKraken, Jitsi Meet, Discord and more.

You also have no shortage of browsers with Firefox, Epiphany, Brave, Nyxt, Chromium, Edge, Chrome, Tor, Ghostery, Yandex, Waterfox, Opera, and qutebrowser.

Firefox has many optimizations in Clear Linux that make it faster than on any other system.

Do you know if my X3D cache will still work in games that benefit from it in Windows? I mean the same games that benefit from x3d cache cpu's in Windows, will they still see that benefit here?
I think Linux is still fast in games without those optimizations that windows does.

So far I haven't seen AMD work on any Linux-specific 3D V-Cache performance optimizations for the 7900X3D/7950X3D with its two-die layout but will be interesting to see if such tuning comes.
In any event as Linux stands today for many workloads the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is looking very good -- especially gaming.


Intel's Clear Linux: First Impressions

I suspected some performance differences within reason and Geekbench shows that.
None of these results surprised me, and fit within what I would expect for software only optimizations.

However, the next thing I did was a “Blender Render” of the BMW, a popular test of machines. I rendered this image with Blender.
Under Windows 10: Time to render: 13:31.21
Under Clear Linux: Time to render: 05:49.88

This seems so drastic I’ve asked the Clear Linux team about it because it seems so drastic. I’ll update this article when I find out more.
But overall in my Geekbench tests I see a difference in performance.
I suspect this is mostly due to power profile adjustment and optimizations for the CPU that are built into Clear.
 
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Okay, change of setup.
The Z210 is acting very strange. I wanted to reinstall on SSD, but after that, the PC didn't want to boot. And after trying different things, at the moment it does not want to give me the bios screen. The screen stays in standby. Even without the SSD connected...

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The i5-2400 with SATA HDD (160 GB) took over 1 hour to install
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Neofetch should tell you the most... nothing to crazy in terms of customization. Overhauled the Waybar config last night. Might play around with pywal a bit...

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@Ja.KooLit Thanks for your content on Hyprland, here and elsewhere :)

so does that Arch Linux you are running there make it easy to install Steam and Steam games since that is what SteamOS is based off of? Or would I need to know command lines to get that stuff to work?
 
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so does that Arch Linux you are running there make it easy to install Steam and Steam games since that is what SteamOS is based off of? Or would I need to know command lines to get that stuff to work?
Tbh, I did not install Steam on any Linux distro yet (only back on Linux since a couple of weeks). I've read the guide how to install Steam on Arch and it seems relatively unproblematic. However:
  • Yes, at least on Arch you would need to know some command line stuff (for system maintenance in general, but also to install Steam)
  • Arch is not officially supported by Steam (I think only Ubuntu LTS is?)
  • Obviously not all Steam games would run on Linux, and those who do, they might have issues that "native" Windows would not have
  • In general there are distributions that are easier for beginners with less command line knowledge required (propably even none at all)
I might try and install Steam tonight (actually wanted to try it out for myself now) and I can give you some insights on how it went. I'm on an APU Laptop though, so not much gaming will be going on here anyway...
 

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Tbh, I did not install Steam on any Linux distro yet (only back on Linux since a couple of weeks). I've read the guide how to install Steam on Arch and it seems relatively unproblematic. However:
  • Yes, at least on Arch you would need to know some command line stuff (for system maintenance in general, but also to install Steam)
  • Arch is not officially supported by Steam (I think only Ubuntu LTS is?)
  • Obviously not all Steam games would run on Linux, and those who do, they might have issues that "native" Windows would not have
  • In general there are distributions that are easier for beginners with less command line knowledge required (propably even none at all)
I might try and install Steam tonight (actually wanted to try it out for myself now) and I can give you some insights on how it went. I'm on an APU Laptop though, so not much gaming will be going on here anyway...

I'm just going to wait on the official SteamOS Desktop release, its apparently going to happen at some point, might take a couple more years, but I am in no rush.
 
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