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No one told me Intel made their own Linux. Here I thought IBM was the corporate takeover of the kernel.

http://www.clearlinux.org

I guess it started out for cloud and vm hosting, but they're slowing moving into PC/Desktop space. From what I can tell, it's the most optimized Linux on Intel chips and boots extremely fast. The "packaging" system (if you can call it that) upgrades the system based on Use Cases you've chosen and installs apps in bulk (not for everyone, but it's convenient). I'm so rusty with UNIX tinkering though that I can't get custom apps working. Steam doesn't launch for me atm. So for now, I'm fulltime Windows as usual.
Thats cool, I haven't heard of this distro.
 
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It's the fastest by far.
 
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Thats cool, I haven't heard of this distro.
It seems very much up your alley (from the little I've read of your expertise). I'm surprised it isn't more popular either, but it seems to be picking up now.
 
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Just to add, useful Clear Linux overview here:


It's the fastest by far.
One distro I'd like to see it measured against is a custom Gentoo. Maybe it's similar.. but it wouldn't surprise me if Intel (who knows their own chips best) has them beat too.
 
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Gentoo could be as fast if you properly do optimizations (LTO and the other one I don't remember the name). In fact, thanks to GCC and LLVM having excellent dispatchers, Clear Linux is the fastest distro for Ryzen too.
 
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the fastest distro for Ryzen too.
I didn't realize that.

I think I'll keep it on a drive, even if I don't use it much right away. It seems to have a clean way of keeping up to date and resetting /etc, making it a good choice to hop in every once in awhile and view what's new.
 
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The only problem is that optimizing packages like that takes a lot of time, so the amount of packages is low.
 
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Speaking of, I actually picked up one of these. I'm not even a big Linux user, but had to do it. My tech purchase for the month.

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is it USB 3.0? If USB 2.0 then meh...
2.0. I knew someone would ask that :D

I just got it for installing.. definitely won't run things off of it.
 

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Out of every Linux distro I have used, Peppermint 7 was the absolute best one. I cannot even begin to describe how good that one is... Incredible interface and it's rock-solid!

I don't use Linux actively as my main OS for a myriad of reasons, but I can say that I had it on my computer for nearly 3 months, which is the longest time I ever had a Linux-based OS on my desktop (only OS - no dual-boot).


Zorin OS 12.4 Lite 64 bit is incredible, as well! Somewhat less stable than Peppermint, but it's still incredible. I love the start menu they have, as well... Very nice to look at. I have poor vision so a dark theme is a must... 12.4 Lite had an incredible dark theme with some nice icon color schemes.
 
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Out of every Linux distro I have used, Peppermint 7 was the absolute best one. I cannot even begin to describe how good that one is... Incredible interface and it's rock-solid!

I don't use Linux actively as my main OS for a myriad of reasons, but I can say that I had it on my computer for nearly 3 months, which is the longest time I ever had a Linux-based OS on my desktop (only OS - no dual-boot).


Zorin OS 12.4 Lite 64 bit is incredible, as well! Somewhat less stable than Peppermint, but it's still incredible. I love the start menu they have, as well... Very nice to look at. I have poor vision so a dark theme is a must... 12.4 Lite had an incredible dark theme with some nice icon color schemes.
When I saw the @rk3066 mention it, I thought it was Mint based. I guess not? Just shares the Ubuntu base like Mint apparently.

The web apps and light weight kind of remind me of Chrome.
 
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Are you guys "Distro hoppers"?
 
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Not so much a hopper as a test driver. I have a system that has been on Mint for almost a decade. However I have more than one system and one in particular is a testing rig. It is used to test all manner of software, including OS's. It has 4 HDD's so multiple things can be tested at once.
I had no idea Mint was even around that long. That might've been the last distro I tried though, before Linux recently piqued my interest again.

I like how Ubuntu and Mint operate, but call me petty.... but I hate the branding. Maybe it's slight OCD, but something like "Mint" compels to stick with "Green" motifs. That's the least of the offenders though. With Ubuntu, I just hate their whole Kumbaya schtick. Even the logo annoys me (there's no Hand Holding in Linux!). Red Hat has also annoyed me.. but Fedora even more. I just think of this:

powered-by-fedora-tips-fedora-2422996.png
 
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just tried to install clearlinux...got secure boot violation and gave it up failing to google a solution
 
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just tried to install clearlinux...got secure boot violation and gave it up failing to google a solution
Damn, I forgot to mention it doesn't have secureboot support (yet). They'll apparently get around to it, according to some random GitHub comment I found. Sorry about that.

Just to add to branding, considering that most distros are more or less the same, I think this shouldn't be ignored. I can only count a few that sound/look cool and sufficiently neutral. There's so many strange names and motifs for Linux out there.
 
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Perhaps it's a good time to mention I love msi mobos? Sometimes smarter then the user...
 
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The situation reversed on my notebook. Now Windows 10 has shitty connectivity with the WiFi card, and (as far as I've tested) it works perfectly on Ubuntu 18.10 (not on older versions/Arch).
So, Ubuntu it is then, for the worst WiFi card I know, RTL8723BE.
 
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Perhaps it's a good time to mention I love msi mobos? Sometimes smarter then the user...
I kind of wish I had one. This is the second Supermicro board I've had, but I'm envious of all of the gamercentric brands and the features they add on. Supermicro doesn't even have proper "boot up logos"! It's a big, ugly full screen splash with a white background. And while their hardware rocks, their software sucks.
 
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sometime during 2007-8 I had msi support build me custom bios-es for my P35-NEO-F for my overclocking efforts. Couldn't get my Q6600 to 4 GHz without it. One time I downloaded bios for upgrading, unpacked it and try to flash, and it wouldn't....said it wasn't their bios. I would have fried the mobo with any other manufacturer. And this is prolly the only company I trust to do bios update from windows.
 
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sometime during 2007-8 I had msi support build me custom bios-es for my P35-NEO-F for my overclocking efforts. Couldn't get my Q6600 to 4 GHz without it. One time I downloaded bios for upgrading, unpacked it and try to flash, and it wouldn't....said it wasn't their bios. I would have fried the mobo with any other manufacturer. And this is prolly the only company I trust to do bios update from windows.
They did this for free?

How do people manage to make YouTube review videos and then say "DEE-BIAN" and "LIE-NUX"?

Although that's a longstanding case in point of bad Linux names btw. It was named after Debra and Ian Murdock (RIP).
 
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yup, free, dude from support listened to my request and nagging and had mercy on me....in the end, I had 5 or 6 custom bioses on drive, mentioned nowhere on their web...took him a day or two to build each one though...
 
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