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Which distro do you use and why?
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Which distro do you use and why?
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>>52385992
Any other anons here never actually use Facebook?
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Meme Hat (Fedora)
I've spent some time distro hopping the first time I tried Linux. Fedora was the one where I had least hardware problems and for whatever reason (default wallpaper and icon theme, maybe) I liked the GUI a bit more than in other distros. So I decided to stick with it.
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>>52386022
never as in never-ever-run-away-when-I-see-it? no.
never as in don't have an account, but sometimes use it to look up event/restaurant pages? yep.
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Gentoo since I have no life and want to feel important.

I also have Ubuntu on this one Chromebook that was given to me by a friend.
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>>52385992
>Facebook
Absolutely shameful
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>>52385992
windows, because i actually use my computer to do work
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Ubuntu Wily and Debian Jessie. They work and are simple to set up.
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>>52386022

I joined in 2010 and I have 3 friends. I only use it for a secret group between my co-workers because they're too pleb to use other means of communication. Whenever a friend or family member asks if I have a Facebook, I always tell them no.
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>>52385992
Arch
It's fast
pacman
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>>52386024
Back when it was called Fedora Core, before the merger of repos.
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Mint because justwerks

Also
>Facebook
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Arch because it's too hard for me to install Windows
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Arch because I installed it ages ago and I have no problems with it that other distros would solve.

>friends think I shitpost all day
>stuff I say to my mom goes over her head so she thinks im leet
>think I shitpost all day
>windows users think i shitpost all day
>I do actually
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>>52385992
openSUSE with KDE. Install, configure once and you're done, it's not gonna break, ever. Also KDE has so much in-built GUI configuration options I literally never even saw its config files, let alone opened them.
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>>52385992
Zorin OS

>It runs in my low spec laptop
>looks good
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chakra.
It has a good repository and I use KDE anyway.
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Debian GNU/Linux

My free software ideal, perfect balance between user-friendliness and performance, and extremely stable. I don't think I'll ever have to distro hop again.
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linux mint because stability and cinnamon preinstalled
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>>52386321
I don't get this stable thing. I use Arch, which means every damned package I run is about as up to date as they can get, and I don't have any stability issues. Updates don't nuke my configuration, nor do they kill XWindows or anything of the sort.

Am I being memed?
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Ubuntu, arch and freeBSD
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>>52386390
how long you been running arch
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>>52385992
>What my friends think I do
>OS X screenshot

also, more importantly
>friends
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>>52386413
Since around 2008, when I moved over from BSD.
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>>52386390
They are not tested as good as Debian stable packages, there is a higher chance of encountering problems.
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Debian
Because it's very nice for programming
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>>52386188
>socialize
kys
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>>52386188
kek
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>>52386160
'jessie' will always be best debian
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>>52386427
That's probably true, but I'll start worrying about it when I actually encounter a problem.
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>>52386414
you're completely correct that is an OS X verbose/single user boot.
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>>52385992
debian on all servers because it werks
arch on my laptop because /g/ told me to install it :^) seriously though, i'm playing around with it as a secondary OS, using it as much as possible. working pretty good so far.
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Debian with XFCE and Numix. Windows 7 in Virtualbox for work.
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>>52385992
Windows 10 because I'm not autistic.
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Arch
because by my personal parameters it is the best desktop distro
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>>52385992
Tizen
because I like samsung
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>>52386841
ftfy: Windows 10 because I'm autistic.
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>>52386841
>i have no idea how a computer works or how to use one

Yeah, but why come here to blog about it? We don't care.
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I have arch installed on my desktop as a dual boot with W7, and Slackware on my laptop. I use Arch experimentally, and if whatever I'm doing is successful I'll make similar changes to slack.

Slackware itself I use because its reliable and I use my laptop at work frequently.
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>>52386841
>I'm not autistic I'm just plain stupid

This isn't something to be proud of anon
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>>52385992
Debian because a good package manager and repo is the only thing of value when looking at distros. Everything else can always be added on through it in almost every case.
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Kali.
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>>52385992

I use Fedora but I've always used Fedora never really bothered to change. I installed Arch Linux a few times and tinkered with Mandrake / Mandriva before deciding to go with Fedora permanently.
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>>52387248
>deciding to go with Fedora permanently.
*eternal tip*
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>>52387297

> tip
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>>52385992
Debian but I'm done with it, ascending to the BSD realm
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>>52387356
>Tips genetically
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>>52386414
I was sure that someone saw that XD AppleUSBHubPort xd
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Slackware because I have absolute control over what I install and where, it's also stable but flexible and runs on my toaster.
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>>52387445
Forgot to add no SystemDick
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>>52385992
Antergos cause too stupid for Arch
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>>52387248
same, but my previous experience were debian-based distros.
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>>52387509
How?
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Ubuntu because I don't give a shit anymore :o
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, because:
>stable
>well supported
>Unity is the DE that I like the most
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Gentoo
>it's just a meme
no it is not.
>>unironically compiling from source
my job requires me to use my computer to its maximum efficiency - precompiled packages won't cut it, and removing bloat with use flags has improved performance about 15-20% after switching from Arch
>install gentoo
it isn't that hard. all you need is a little cli experience, and basic directory knowledge (cd, ls, etc.) and it's a breeze. took me two hours to install - worth.
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>>52386227
>>stuff I say to my mom goes over her head so she thinks im leet
>being such a fag/g/ot that you talk to people about your weaboo excapades
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Void Linux because I want a modern distro not obsessed with Lennarts insanity
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>>52386188
true
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>>52387567
I would install Gentoo if my potato sometimes didn't take a whole hour to compile a single dependency.
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>>52387509
>too stupid

in what way? it's not anymore difficult to run once you get it installed than any other distro. and the installation itself is pretty straight forward if you follow tutorials while referring to the wiki.
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Antergos because I fiddled with Arch in VMs and old computers and spent hours making it look and work the way I want before I put it on my main machine. Then I put a liveusb of Antergos in and realized there was no point to doing Arch manually anymore.
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>>52387567
>Being this defensive
Nigger nobody was criticizing you
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>>52387617
if you have a fast machine/server try distcc
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>>52385992
fedora because im autistic and also i have to do work.
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>>52387541
Don't wanna go through installation process and too lazy to "the arch way"
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>>52386390
when you run a stable distro, you are pretty much guaranteed that all of the packages are compatible with what you are running.

>config changes are backwards compatible
>different packages work together, so one doesn't depend on a new version of another which you don't have

you can safely set up automatic/unnatended upgrades on a stable system without giving a shit about mailing lists

with a rolling release distro like arch, you need to read mailing lists / check the website to make sure that you are not installing new package versions that will expectedly break shit
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>>52387643
same here. I will never install Arch for myself as a primary OS, because:
>takes too much expertise to install it without the guides
>even though you install it, you'll require lots of time to configure it properly
>some things are just too overcomplicated

call me a faggot, but I don't have the time/patience/knowledge for Arch. ;^(
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>>52387635
I don't.
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>>52387643
eh, i think you are feeling unnecessarily intimidated by it. go through the install in a vm or on an old laptop/computer. install arch once and it won't be a problem the next time you do it.

the basic principles are the same as with any distro, just that you're having to type in the commands yourself.
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>>52386390
also if you leave an Arch installation without updates for a long time updating is guaranteed to break shit basicly
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Arch because aur, new versions of software, etc.

But for some reason I don't trust It on servers, I feel like Debian is more tested and shit.

(Also Debian security team is fast when It comes to patch things)
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>>52387751
same here. i'm an arch fan, but Debian for a server just werks and is comfy af.
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>>52387442
take that dick out of your mouth and say it again
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I use Mint
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>>52386024
Agreed.
If I didn't want to play VNs so much, I probably wouldn't have ever moved back to Windows after 2 years.
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>>52385992
Debian Stable.
Thinking about going over to FreeBSD on my main laptop when it gets a working and stable Haswell graphics driver.
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>>52387150
>apt
>good package manager
Pick one

>>52387777
You realize you can play VNs fine in a virtual machine right?
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lubuntu 15.10 as my first version
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>>52387927
If I had the processing capabilities and disk space to do so, it wouldn't be a problem at all.
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>>52386321
This, but sometimes I think BSD or slackware might be worth a try.
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>>52386022
I almost never use it, check it once a month or less.
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>>52387777
the only vn worth playing is already ported to linux
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>>52388248
setsuna is rolling in her grave
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>>52388248
What the shit is that.
There are actually quite a few good ones.
World end economica
Fault milestone
Katawa shoujo

Among others.
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>>52388314
they're okay as visual novels, but the best ones are imo:
- I/O
- Steins;Gate
- White Album 2
- Subarashiki Hibi
- Remember 11
- Ever 17

It's sad that most amazing visual novels aren't being translated. Luckily Subarashiki Hibi is getting one this year though, so I'm hyped for that I guess.
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>>52386179
This. But, yaourt master race.
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>>52387385

Ok you win

> tips exiting stage left
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>>52387248
Same, it just fucking works. Not to mention support from RedHat is very nice
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>>52386022
I only really check mine to see if I have any school events coming up.
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>>52386022
Ive never made an account. Looked at some pictures of one of my friends from highschool on another friends account.
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xubuntu
because it's the best
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>>52389062
It is not, it is simply superior to Ubuntu because it's slightly unbotneted-
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Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon. Just werkz.
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Debian
I wanted a distro that was stable and simple.
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