>>52355714 Well I've been using a linux distro for the past couple years and I'd like to encourage others to make the jump. For the longest time I couldn't get flash videos to play smoothly and configuring everything else always pissed me off to the point where I reverted to Windows. As of now, I don't see ever going back.
>>52355744 I've been using linux at work exclusively on an 8 year old laptop that had vista. It works great as everything I need at work is web based. I got a new hybrid laptop/tablet and the thing is so frustrating. Windows 10 irks me and getting linux to work seamlessly on such a device is not going well. It's a Lenovo so I was pleasantly surprised by the driver support. Ubuntu supports everything on it from bluetooth, to the touchscreen and the wifi. Fedora wont work with it though.
The interface on ubuntu blows though and the laptop uses a 1080 screen. I want to try a different version that doesn't use unity to see if I have better luck with something else.
>>52355433 I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX. Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
>>52357119 >>>/g/tpg it's not like you're really derailing any super important discussion going on in this boring ass blog thread but seriously why do you faggots have to ask stupid unrelated questions in stupid threads?
>>52357119 depends on what you'll do with that laptop but if you wanna run linux anything with intel graphics is a safe bet, also be sure that the wifi is not broadcom and you should be fine. Just avoid AMD gpu's.
>>52358499 Yeah, I sometimes get the opportunity to use Windows 10 and literally can't figure half of it out. I can configure things the way I like, save on resources, and do everything I did on windows on my machine now. I don't play games though, something for you to take into consideration.
Main thing that has deterred me from using a Linux-based OS is the lack of software,drivers, and compatible games. How has that shit been lately? Remember trying one out and the shit would only work w/ Ethernet and I was too autistic at the time to research it in-depth so I just reverted to Win7.
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