First time using Linux as an installed OS on hardware instead of a demo. Ubuntu 17.something on an old Samsung netbook I had lying around. Not sure if its this shitty HDD or the fact its got an Intel Shatom CPU but this shit is really slow. I'll probably try out Lubuntu on this next. After many, many years I'm finally trying Linux, I feel there's a lot more to it than the things I've seen in the first few hours on this non-ideal machine. I think a lot of people get put off too quick then never go back to it. I'll maybe try a flavor of Linux on one of my ThinkPads soon. It'll take a lot of time though because I won't be able to pull away once I get started.
Share stories of your first ever times using LInux.
My first time using Linux was a knoppix live CD that I used in class for a system recovery lab. This was back in 2006. It didn't really click then, but I tried out a couple distros last year, and made the full time switch to Linux around March.
I'll probably be doing something similar. I just need to build up experience in Linux because Windows is obviously going to shit and I should ween myself off Windows 7, so I better get used to Linux sooner or later. Learn how to make it mine and mold it how I want. Does anyone know if Lenovo's utilities and shit are available on Linux and if they work as well as they do on Windows 7?
Is it a piece of shit? I picked one up for £20.
it has 4gb of RAM, 100gb hard drive, and a lot of porn
There are no Thinkpads that are pieces of shit. Even the worst ones are still a cut above the true pieces of shit you'd find in wal-mart electronics aisle.
>I picked one up for £20
Well you got pretty lucky. Put a $20 SSD in there and shitpost away.
What are your most used programs /g/?
>Open Hardware Monitor
>Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise
Looks like /g/ is exposed as sexist and misogynist yet again
we've been saying this for years now
I want a laptop <=$350 new that wont fall apart as I type. If it runs microsoft office, it's good enough.
>What specifically are your needs?
Matlab, PyMOL, excel, and powerpoint. Basic stuff. I'm not interested in gaming/entertainment. I have a desktop for that.
If you want help:
>Assemble parts list
>State the budget for your build (and country if not USA)
>List games/software you use often, as well as your monitor resolution + refresh rate
>Clarify your goal for build improvements: lower price or improved specs?
How to assemble a PC, select components & more (outdated)
No i5 unless discounted
>A10 9700 - poverty-tier builds (no dGPU)
>R3 1200 - Budget builds (<$500)
>R3 1300x - Good stop-gap between the 1500x and the 1200, only get a 1400 if you absolutely need multithreading
>R5 1500x - Good but up to 1600 if you can
>R5 1600 - Best value for higher fps gaming / mixed usage; 1600x if you want higher stock clocks
>R7/Used Xeon/Threadripper - Compute/Multitask/VM/mixed use; Not for just gaming
Coin miners have driven price up and stock down, waiting to buy a GPU might be wiser
>Integrated CPU Graphics - Desktop stuff and very light games
>GTX 1050(Ti) - Lower end budget cards, drop settings on newer games, RX560 beaten by both
>RX570 - [email protected]~hz maxed, running most maxed older games at 100~Hz
>RX580 and GTX1060 6GB - [email protected] maxed, [email protected] at lower settings; RX580 better in newer games
>GTX 1070 or Vega 56 - [email protected] /[email protected] at high
>GTX 1080 - [email protected] / [email protected] maxed, [email protected] in a few games; Probably the highest end card you need for 1080p/1440p
>GTX 1080Ti - [email protected] and [email protected] maxed/high in many games
>Good fucking luck even getting a VEGA right now
>Check your Mobo QVL before buying any RAM
>Ryzen CPUs benefits a lot from high speed RAM
ALWAYS LOOK AT PRODUCT REVIEWS!
Always consider an SSD. Try buying a large SSD for what you'd pay for your SSD+HDD combined, and add a HDD later
NVMe SSDs aren't for a faster OS boot, they're for productivity/scratch disk/VMs. NVMe and M.2 are not the same thing, M.2 is a form factor
>torrenting a huge file
>have to sit at the computer and babysit it because my external hard drive keeps disconnecting itself and stopping the download
Its okay so long as it just resumes and you don't have to retry the entire thing no worries anoon
I got robbed, and the theif took my 3,000$ pc + my car. it had a fucking i7 and gtx 1080 in it...
Any suggestions on good alarm systems?
(the car was found, but not the pc, and im really fucking mad)
Is it worth the $30 to rip all the videos from this site or is there an archive elsewhere online where I can watch everything for free?
What are the essentia apps/things to do when you first get a new android smartphone?
Why does microshill want to larp as apple? Can't buy one of these in the UK without totally annihilating my wallet
cheaper in US but shipping costs are too high, the alternatives are just as jewish, and the only cheap source is from hong fucking kong
just wanna draw man, but damn art students keep inflating shit with daddy's money
This isn't something you need to draw. Just switch over to inkscape, it works fine with a mouse and has the huge bonus of being able to scale your art to any resolution.
However if you want to pursue drawing professionally then I would get a wacom tablet.
>oh hey bro you mind if we sit... OOHHHHHhhhh FUCK DUDE! Is that a fucking x230?! No way, brah! And... my goodness! Is that a real x220 keyboard you're flocking in its sockin? That's fucking scandatious bombatious, my man. I just got 32 gig RAM in my little beast, dude. Bro, what GNU slash Linux distro do I see there? Hang on let me look, bro. Oh okay, bro, okay bro, ubuntu is pretty gnarly but, ya know, I'm more of a freeBSD kind of guy. Anyway, dude, my squad and I need to fly so catch ya on the flip side, bro.
The only actual problem with it is it's size, a little too large for my manchildren hands. But other than that, it has to be the best android phone avilable on the market.
>tfw you last more than 16h with your screen on
>It just werks
>Ungoogled and Deodexed marshmallow stock rom with MicroG and Xposed
>got it for 250€ in june instead of 400 thanks to /g/
Thank you, /g/. You were right
Besides /g/entoo and Chinkpads what has /g/ ever done for us really?