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hey /g/ what's the best desktop distribution and why? Should I just install Arch Linux™
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xubuntu
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Yeah, Arch is pretty much the only thing worth using these days. I recommend the Architect installer whether you're a nub or not.
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>>51533461
Which ever one works for you. To break it down

>Debian
Stable, great installer, moderately easy to use. Bad repos, bad package manager.

>Ubuntu
Also stable, semi decent installer. Extremely easy to use, fork of debian with the same repo and package problems.

>Redhat distros
Usually bleeding edge/unstable, somewhat moderately easier to use, good packages and good manager.

>Arch
Bleeding edge, unstable. Best repos and software out there. Not even slightly easy to use coming from Windows or another simple OS.

>Gentoo
Arch with better documentation, everything is DYI, self compiled, enjoy your computer overheating 24/7 if you're on a shitbox. Upside is if something breaks, it's almost always your fault and not something elses.


Do NOT bother with meme forks like Chakra, Antergos etc
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>>51533521
>mfw people actually fell for the chakra meme
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>>51533872
ikr

it's been deprecated since it came out
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>>51533879
I know my screenshot caused at least a couple people to install it
couldn't help but laugh at that
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>>51533521
>bleeding edge, unstable

You're meming me, right?
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>>51533886
oh it's you :3
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>>51533907
:3
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>>51533886
Please do share.

>>51533461
Fedora is also a decent option.
I'm running it on my laptop.
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>>51533913
I faked the screenfetch, one guy actually installed it because of this
another guy made a thread considering chakra, I had to convince him this wasn't actually running chakra lol
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>>51533902
???
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>>51533902
I agree, I've literally never had any issues with arch in the years that I've used it
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>>51533521
>Not even slightly easy to use coming from Windows or another simple OS.
But Arch is an extremely simple OS, simplicity is what they strive for. You're conflating simple and easy.
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>>51533973
That doesn't change the fact that it's an unstable and bleeding edge distro by defintion. I've used it for a long while too, no major issues. But, just like Debian unstable, it is indeed classified as a bleeding edge distro, and is unstable in nature.
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>>51534002
bleeding edge, yes
unstable, not at all
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>>51533886
What's wrong with chakra?
It's just a kde centric distro.
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>>51534042
there's nothing really wrong with it, I just thought it was funny that they would go to an obscure distro like that just because they saw someone else using it
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>>51534042
QT

it's in a weird place, there's no reason to install it. If you want arch go arch + kde, if you want easy to use go mint or any other distro + kde which comes bundled; like debian minimal install.
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>>51534068
I tried it out myself a while ago and it was pretty decent.
Firefox was the opensuse patched one, a lot of gtk tools were stripped of gnome dependencies and then it was just arch.
IMO a better distro than arch if you want to use kde.
I only switched because of plasma5
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>>51534089
One thing chakra does right was to include a setup tool so you immediately chose between themes and thus changed the whole "kde has ugly defaults".
It is easy to change those things yourself, but a new user might not and just call it ugly after one minute and move on.
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>>51533461
Opensuse
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>>51534002
That's because people don't realize the difference between the Linux/FOSS definition of unstable and the Windows/normalfag definition of unstable.

normalfag: breaks a lot
FOSS: receives patches/commits in real time, not formally released, may contain new features or API changes

FOSS unstable only matters for production servers and your grandma's old laptop, things that need to work without any changes for years.
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>>51533461
Windows 7 ultimate.
Because I work for a big corporation so I need the office pack.
Also, I play games.

I like Linux, it's just not compatible.
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>>51533926
shut the fuck up ushifag
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>>51533521
>i've never actually used any of these but I just post my prejudices instead
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>>51533461
Void, slack or debian. Anything else is meme.
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>>51536059
no bully
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>>51539467
slack is shit
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I don't know what's the best. After all this years you get tired of trying a different distro every week. Now I've settled on openSUSE independently of how good it is.
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Arch
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>>51539985
nice meme
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>>51533488
/thread
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>>51539999
>quads
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>>51533902
>>51533973

Just because you don't have issues with it doesn't mean it's not unstable.

I've used Arch for about 2 years now and although i've never really had a problem with it there were times where i had to do some actual rework of configs or downgrading packages or other stuff

Gladly i like to tinker, but i wouldn't call arch a stable distro.
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>>51533461
Why are you asking if you're already prepared to shill like a moron ?
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>>51540890
>Do you like package managers
>no
>slackware
slackware users make lol so much
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>>51533461
LINUX IS NOT TRADEMARKED
IT IS NOT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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>>51533521
>enjoy your computer overheating 24/7 if you're on a shitbox.
How would Gentoo cause this?
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