>>52485940 I'm currently into Ubuntu GNOME Edition. All the stability, packages, and performance I've come to expect from the Ubuntu team, but without their Unity desktop environment (which has become increasingly unstable with each release IMO). GNOME 3 feels more polished and has a nice blend of usability and raw power.
That being said, my favorite "hacker" distro is Antergos. Basically an Ubuntu-like installer for Arch so you can have all the power of Arch (however large you want it) without fucking up the install.
>inb4 Ubuntu bloat I'd go Debian Testing but some of the PPAs I use are Ubuntu only.
>>52485940 >So i'm curries, what is /g/'s favorite Linux operating system and why? >i'm curries >curry P O O I N L O O O O
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Sorry, I literally couldn't help myself and I felt I really must after seeing no one else pointed out the curry
I'm interpreting OPs question as about desktop environments. Currently using Xfce, have used LXDE and began with gnome 2. I have passing experience with KDE, definitely what I'd suggest for new Linux users, but it wasn't my thing. LXDE was too light for me, missing a few features I like and I wasn't willing to go through the process (no tutorials, just descriptions) to get it. I'm currently using Xfce almost entirely because I've bound the app launcher to the "super" key and have been opening programs by typing the first three letters of what I want. I've found this is much easier than clicking through a menu.
Only problem I have is with audio, but due to the inconsistency of the error and due to the complete lack of other people with it and due to audio being dodgy on Windows too, I'm 90% sure it's a hardware issue.
BTW, using an ubuntu base, which really just means aptitude with better repositories than debian.
Debian. I can start from a minimal install and have control over what packages get installed. For example I don't want Bluetooth, Flash, Pidgin, etc installed. On Mint I would have to sift through every installed package and if I want to delete anything APT wants to remove my entire DE.
Debian will also install the core OS without me having to deal with Arch's autism. The installer is simple enough, and it does the job I want it to do.
The only thing I don't like is that periodically, Debian testing's netinst iso undergoes major changes. For example, I was installing it while Debian testing's iso was going through the transition from a4 to a5. When I got to the package selection part, it wouldn't work no matter what I did. I had to wait a few days until they released a5, otherwise I'd have to install stable and change all the repos to testing, which is shit.
>>52485940 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.
>>52490629 No. Just change all instances of jesssie (current stable) to Stretch like this:
deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main non-free contrib deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main non-free contrib deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free (Also add testing just to make sure ou have all the packages)
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