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Which OS you prefer

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Personally for me Windows 98 (even with its crash happy attitude....) with XP and then 7, wouldn't touch the rest and 10 is just a horror story come true really... All this auto turning things on and such, it's hateful. At least with 7 it was possible to turn it off and it was off for good. Still that said, Linux is actually becoming more attractive as time goes on, I'd actually consider moving over to it for good if I could...
 
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Any of the Debian based distro's are going to be very easy to setup and have great hardware support. Ubuntu and Mint are at the top if easy to setup and use. I personally swing toward Mint(XFCE) as well, but Ubuntu is good.
Install Gentoo ®
 
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Seriously? Meme apart, it's great on performance, but a pain to maintain. And you are expected to know/guess which USEFLAGS to use for each package.
 

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Install Gentoo ®
I don't like waiting for everything to be compiled from source. Honestly, the gain is minimal. Ubuntu is a good option. I've been fairly happy with it.
 
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I don't like waiting for everything to be compiled from source. Honestly, the gain is minimal. Ubuntu is a good option. I've been fairly happy with it.
Same reason I stopped using Arch. I'm tired of changing stupid defaults in config files, and compiling stuff from AUR.
 

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Same reason I stopped using Arch. I'm tired of changing stupid defaults in config files, and compiling stuff from AUR.
Ubuntu, mainline kernel, and Padoka PPA and I'm ready to roll. Support for the Vega 64 is really pretty good. I put Ubuntu on a new laptop for work, a newer HP Spectre, and it works pretty well on that too, but the laptop gets the same treatment as the tower does. Mainline kernel and padoka.

I like two things:
  1. For things to be simple.
  2. For things to just work.
Ubuntu gets me most of the way there. Linux just lets me have the power to intervene if stuff explodes in my face.
 
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Ubuntu, mainline kernel, and Padoka PPA and I'm ready to roll. Support for the Vega 64 is really pretty good. I put Ubuntu on a new laptop for work, a newer HP Spectre, and it works pretty well on that too, but the laptop gets the same treatment as the tower does. Mainline kernel and padoka.

I like two things:
  1. For things to be simple.
  2. For things to just work.
Ubuntu gets me most of the way there. Linux just lets me have the power to intervene if stuff explodes in my face.
I add to that DXVK (DX10-11 over Vulkan), the Wine PPA, and done. I have only two problems left to solve, one is a good manual config for my mouse (Logitech offers zero Linux support) and the other one is finally getting an APU so I can ditch GCN1.0 once and for all (waiting for Zen2), amdgpu is not as stable on old GCN cards (it's support is still experimental), and radeonsi doesn't offer RADV support.
 
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Great.But I really love the community of Ubuntu.
They are both so similar under the hood that any tip from both communities works on them.
Mint is based on Ubuntu releases.
 
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So yeah , a guy wanted to take your opinion about which OS to use alongside with Windows , and the thread is still rocking 5-6 years later , and our friend's last appearance was in 2015. :D:D
 
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gg my life for reading this thread.
 

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I add to that DXVK (DX10-11 over Vulkan), the Wine PPA, and done. I have only two problems left to solve, one is a good manual config for my mouse (Logitech offers zero Linux support) and the other one is finally getting an APU so I can ditch GCN1.0 once and for all (waiting for Zen2), amdgpu is not as stable on old GCN cards (it's support is still experimental), and radeonsi doesn't offer RADV support.
I can't explain to you how different it is using a Vega 64 on Linux versus using the 390 on Linux. Driver support for this GPU is crazy good. I've had practically zero issues, everything just works out of the box, and more keeps coming with every new kernel release. I can even undervolt and overclock. I'm living the high life right now. :laugh:
 
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I want to see that new Iris Intel driver, maybe it will finally be good.
 
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