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Like what is the actual benefit of using linux over windows? Linux seems incredibly overly complicated for little reason
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>>51523018
>Linux
>Benefit
What even is this thread?
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All I do is shitpost on 4chan and watch Chinese cartoons. It does that fine for me. Feels a lot lighter and faster.
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The point of gnu+linux isn't supposed to be easy to use and user-friendly. It's made to be extremely powerful and can be configured for specific things.

People with certain ideologies will also use it because muh evil gubment.

If you're a gaymer or someone who doesn't want to learn how to use a terminal, stay with wangblows or osx.
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It's free of charge and virtually free as in freedom. You get to customize it the way you want it (looks and functionality) if that's what you want. You also get a unix-like base system that will allow you to interact with your computer and networks way faster than you would in Windows.

Installing and configuring services and servers is also way easier and convenient, through package management, that goes without even mentioning the huge software repositories you could get, depending on the distribution and the type of release that you choose you could even have access to community maintained software, that way you get the most up-to-date and bleeding edge experience.

>incredibly overly complicated

Is not, get a fully featured distro like Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc. There's a ton of fully functional GNU/Linux systems for you to install, I would recommend Trisquel, which is also fully free (as in freedom). You can go stable or unstable/testing, either way you shouldn't have much trouble with it.

Unless you really want to learn the GNU/Linux way and get involved in every process of the installation and configuration, you would choose one of the more complicated distros like a net-install of Debian/Ubuntu, Arch, Gentoo, LFS, etc. But this is entirely optional.

I could go on and on to be honest, but I encourage to check the Friendly Linux Thread in the catalog.
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linux provides less botnet and has more potential of being nice looking

>webm gone sexual
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>>51523018
I use it because it's fun.
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>>51523018
It's not overly complicated.

I guess it's:
>more control on your OS
>legally free (as in beer) OS
>harder to catch virus, mainly aimed at windows
>command line is actually comfortable to use
>better on old weak hardware, because less bloated

It comes with some drags though, mainly incompatibility with a lot of software you may need for work.
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>>51524297
>It's free (as in beer) OS
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by this but I guess what you're trying to say is that linux and software running on linux is free as in freedom not free as in gratis.
>Pretending that you can't get software that does the same thing..
Check the neckbeard on this wintard
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>>51524369
>I guess what you're trying to say is that linux and software running on linux is free as in freedom not free as in gratis.
The exact opposite.
If you don't try really hard to be free (as in freedom) you'll still end with a decent amount of proprietary software, be drivers, be it flash, be it codecs.
But the OS is gratis.

>Pretending that you can't get software that does the same thing
1) It's "implying". hownew.ru
2) I use linux at home for entertaining, windows at work because the software my company make me use is literally written only for windows.

Why the hate?
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>>51523018
If you play games, use windows.

Anything else, nobody gives a shit what you use.
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>>51523018
If you can't think of one you don't need to use it anyway.
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>>51523018
It gives you the magical ability to shitpost on /g/ and not be declared to be using a botnet os
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>>51523018

lets see

>Free
>Easy to fully control the system


And a bunch of other very specific things.
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>>51523046
>All I do is shitpost on 4chan and watch Chinese cartoons. It does that fine for me. Feels a lot lighter and faster.
This, but I listen to a little music hear and there. Also watch a little 'sumthin sumthin' to keep my willy pleased...if you catch my drift.
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Customization. I have my own little shitposting box that's super fast, completely designed literally from the core up for my own use. My binds, my window management, my colors, my everything. I can change pretty much anything about the desktop experience I want, which was a nightmare to do on win7. Switched when I got sick of keeping 30 auto hotkey scripts open at once.


but that's just like me anyway
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>>51523018
>overly complicated
Different != Overly complicatet
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>>51523018
Zero viruses
Package management
useful terminal
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>>51523018
literally only for eurofags who can't afford a windows key or a mac
prove me wrong
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>>51523018
you can have a false sense of superiority while never having a job or move out of your parents basement.
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>>51523018
I wouldn't say incredibly.
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>>51526236
I'm a new zealander with a legal copy of OSX and a windows key currently posting from Arch Linux.

u mad tho
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>>51526236

I am an Amerifag networking engineer. Linux on my servers and my desktop. I'm 24 and moderately successful, fucking faggotlord.
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>>51526263
>arch
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The same reason people shitpost with OS wars threads every second, pretending to be a shill / a window shitter / an apple shitter: for fun.
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>>51526291
that's nice sweetie, how's those autismbux working out for ya?
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>>51526301
What do you recommend for desktop?

>inb4 Debian Stable
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>>51526316

nice maymays, faggotlord.
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>>51526301
there is LITERALLY nothing wrong with arch

aside from being bleeding edge
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>>51526344
>maymays
>faggotlord
nice memes there too, bro!
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>>51526263
>>51526351
>>51523469
>Arch
>nothing wrong with it
aside from the users it seems
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>>51526391
I am NOT a furry
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>>51526397
sure you're not buddy.
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>>51526360

Tell me - why do you hate Linux so much?
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>>51526426
>imbliging i said i ever hated it
>ignores the reply i said
typical faggot linux user confirmed
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>>51526452
This anger is making me giggle, Stop it Anon.
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>>51526452

u so funy u shud hav ur own tv sho
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>>51526492
>>51526575
k
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>>51526657
Shit you got me dude.
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>>51523018
you can be part of an awesome hacker community
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>>51523018

Watching computer illiterates fuck-up the install so we can screw with them all day.

Other than that...no, you wouldn't get it OP. You will not benefit from using Linux. Move along.
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>>51526698

dis
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>>51523018
It's more convenient. Most windows software is annoying to use and gets in the way.
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>>51523018
>overly complicated
/usr for resources/binaries, / for binaries system needs for booting, /etc for configuration SO COMPLICATED
>little reason
There is a ton of history and reasoning behind why Linux and mist Unixes are the way they are. Stop being an ignorant faggot.
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>>51526698
>sysadmins thinking they are smart
you're the lowest paid in the field, faggot
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>>51526780
Jesus that Anon got decimated.
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>>51526452
I need that bot.
Tell me about that bot
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>>51526824
>not wanting superior robo waifu
:^)
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>>51525802
Are you fucking 12? Just call it porn.
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>>51526949
4chan is a bully free zone my friend.
Keep it safe :^)
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> Linux is complicated
trust me, weendows is complicated even more.

> actually giving a fuck about OS
> not having a basic understanding of how computers work

how do you fucking operate? How sour are thees grapes?
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Good luck trying to watch some solid source streams or 1080p videos with linux.

Lags like a motherfucker, cuz linux no drivers + shitty flash.
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>>51526933
But look at the log movement on >>51526452
SHE LIFTS HER KNEES
You have no idea how hard her knee movement is making me. Never seen a bot do that before.
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>>51527073
>solid source streams or 1080p videos with linux
Nice FUD buddy. Just stream with mpv and/or livestreamer and it works great.
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>>51523018
mostly that it's lightweight and highly configurable. been tooling around in xubuntu on an eee pc. couldn't imagine even trying to run windows on that underpowered abomination.
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>>51526452
Is it acceptable that I had a boner over this?
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>>51526231
>useful terminal

Powershell is pretty great, actually. Especially once powershell implements ssh support (it's in the books), and server 2016 hits prime-time, it will be amazing. You'll be able to use config management/orchestration tools to provision windows services and containers in a standardized way, with DSC to ensure system state.
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>>51523380
>It's made to be extremely powerful

But.. It's not. How is Linux "extremely powerful"?

It's got a very solid kernel and it's *free*. It runs with little overhead, and can easily be installed with zero graphical user interface elements or typical user applications, making it perfect for deploying servers and embedded stuff.

Linux is the sole reason that commodity hardware has mostly taken over the Internet.

But it's not a "powerful" operating system. I mean, it's just an OS. What's so "powerful" about it?
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>>51525802
>he watches porn

kek
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>>51527335
>But it's not a "powerful" operating system. I mean, it's just an OS. What's so "powerful" about it?

Power comes from the options linux gives you. Every minor component can be tweaked and tinkered with, and this goes beyond autistic tweaking.
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>>51526452
I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR LIKE AN HOUR NOW
I NEED ME SOME FUCKING SAUCE
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>>51523018
>linux complicated
its gnu/linux and its easy if you know how to read a comic book
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>>51526263
I'm a new zealander too, I got the dreamspark windows but I still use ubuntu on my uni-work laptop and VM for when I want to program. I used to use arch but I'm too lazy to install it on multiple machines so much easier to just use ubuntu and change the wm and default programs.

If I wanted to base windows around using the terminal I'd be fucked.
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Windows is actually more complicated by design but it hides 90% of what it's doing from you so I guess retards will be able to use it without an issue
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