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Soooooooo any Linux users out there?

contemplationistwolf

The Restless Maverick
windows10 is garbage tbh, i run manjaro currently. . . for now, might switch it up. . .
On its own merits, I'd say yeah, the Linux distros are way better. Unfortunately, Windows 10 benefits big-time from the Network effect. If I was more interested in the OS and driver side of things, or less interested in gaming, I would definitely be using Linux exclusively.

I'm wondering though, is there like a list of hardware, peripherals and computers, that are well supported in Linux (as well as in Win10)? I would definitely like to take that into consideration in my future hardware purchases.
 
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Deleted member 93706

Guest
At a glance, I thought this thread was titled "Soooooooo any Latinx users out there?" and it just about triggered me.
 

Pomorek

Antelope-Addicted Hyena
Extremely random note, but I just found out that the DarkPlaces project, a modernization of good old Quake to use fancy OpenGL rendering with tons of eye candy (full dynamic light & shadows, high-res textures with parallax mapping etc.) works on Linux, just like that. One less reason to boot into Windows...
 
I'm currently being DDOSed on my connection, one of the attacks succeeded and shutdown my PS4 while watching Star Trek on Crave.
According to my router logs, most of the attacks are happening at night.
Is there a way to change my modem IP address?
 

kimimiles

New Member
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moss235

Member
I just switched over from Arch Linux to Pop OS on my System76 machine and I'm liking it so far. The default window manager's tiling mode is not so bad for someone used to i3, but not as configurable as I'd hoped. There was no particular reason for the switch other than that I kind of ran out of patience configuring Arch once I ran into issues with my graphics card and knew that S76 (who maintain Pop OS) definitely would have solved this already. So I'd chalk that up to proprietary software from NVIDIA being demonic than any particular failing on Arch's part.

Also, if anyone does stuff with audio on Linux and wants to try out pre-release software, pipewire is an incredibly promising project. I just tried it out over the weekend and it worked surprisingly smoothly for being v0.x. Basically (my understanding may be lacking!) it tries to emulate and/or replace all 3 of the major audio backends out there (pulse, alsa, and jack) in such a way that everything can interop well, there's decent backward compatibility, and the best features of each backend are maintained. Highly recommend, and it looks like it's soon to become the default on a couple distros. I believe it already is on Fedora, who sponsor pipewire's development.
 

FoxWithAName

Still new only older
Hey Linux users, I've got a questions for you, because we are Soooooooo many XD. So do you have any expierence with a good DAO and Audio processor? I installed Waveform but I have trouble with the audio processing basically, its not usable. I use ALSA for processing do you have any alternatives to either of these? Hit me up.
 

NFP

Member
Anybody here know anything about virtualization? Is it viable to run a virtual machine to use photoshop with it? In order for it to not be unbearably slow, it would have to passthrough the GPU, is that possible? I couldn't find much info on doing that with virtual box (beyond 5 year-old thread of people saying VRAM is just RAM and VB doesn't so much as touch the real GPU), can kvm/qemu do that? Would it be faster than wine? 'Cause wine isn't very fast... "wine is not emulation", sure as hell feels like it is.
 

PercyD

Lover of Beasty Baes
I use Windows 10 for my work laptop, cause I just need it to work-

However, when I have a desktop again, I so want an Ubuntu or something nice~. I miss Linux. I can still use Krita on it for my art, and I can make a secure place to hide my furry butts and other materials.
 

PercyD

Lover of Beasty Baes
Anybody here know anything about virtualization? Is it viable to run a virtual machine to use photoshop with it? In order for it to not be unbearably slow, it would have to passthrough the GPU, is that possible? I couldn't find much info on doing that with virtual box (beyond 5 year-old thread of people saying VRAM is just RAM and VB doesn't so much as touch the real GPU), can kvm/qemu do that? Would it be faster than wine? 'Cause wine isn't very fast... "wine is not emulation", sure as hell feels like it is.
My immediate reaction is to maybe use a stable build of Krita as supposed to Photoshop. Its just as powerful, and it works on Linux builds just fine.

I would also suggest perhaps using an older version of photoshop (because honestly, the features hasn't changed much)--
With a more streamlined version of Windows. Windows 8 was actually made for tablets, so its a bit quicker. I use a 'version' on my mom's old computer so it runs smooth.
 

Jubatian

Member
Debian here, with WindowMaker for window manager (now I guess that's an obscure oddity! :) ). Last Windows version I used at home was Windows 98, until I ended up with a computer on which it no longer could be installed (I was keeping it for games, notably indie games from that era mixing DOS and Windows).

In office, of course it is Windows, so staying pretty much up to date how that OS feels like, hence I have Debian with WindowMaker at home. I like that the system just stays in the background, just being reliable, dependable and consistent. Not perfect at all, I can well see why Windows can have its appeal, but for me it is a huge comfort that the system is just doing what I expect it to be doing.
 

hirumono

Member
Anybody here know anything about virtualization? Is it viable to run a virtual machine to use photoshop with it? In order for it to not be unbearably slow, it would have to passthrough the GPU, is that possible? I couldn't find much info on doing that with virtual box (beyond 5 year-old thread of people saying VRAM is just RAM and VB doesn't so much as touch the real GPU), can kvm/qemu do that? Would it be faster than wine? 'Cause wine isn't very fast... "wine is not emulation", sure as hell feels like it is.
I tried that on my Mint setup to use CLIP Studio with a Wacom tablet. I used Windows 7 installed on VirtualBox, with Guest Additions and experimental 3D support turned on. Results weren't that bad, I remember the software running quite well with just a bit of tearing and stuttering when rotating view; the only drawback was that I had to manually switch mouse pointer between guest and host, since the Wacom pen wasn't able to do that automatically.
 

Tyll'a

Stubborn Caracal
Yup, Green Lightning runs Ubuntu. Rikku, my main computer, runs Windows 10 though, since Adobe hasn't ported Creative Cloud to Linux (yet? Hopefully!)
 

Neothoren

Member
I daily use linux in all my computers. It's been a while since I used windows or other OS for my computational needs.
 

Christine Vulpes

SnowFox or NoFox
I was a sysadmin of a group of servers running RHEL to host gitlab projects for my former employer.
Ran Scientific Linux on my laptop / development box. And still use SL in VM's from time to time for my own projects.
I used to roll my own distros from a debian source for some embedded work projects.

I did run Ubuntu from 2008 to I want to say 2014 as my primary OS. But As a primarily g GUI user I really felt the shift over to gtk3 for gnome, or the transition to heavier interfaces on other DE's sort of felt clunky and lacked refinement that OSX or windows had. I hated dealing with the bugs of gtk3 and gnome3 during its teething phase and switched back to windows for a lot of my home computing.
 

Pomorek

Antelope-Addicted Hyena
I got a laptop a few months ago (el cheapo kind, I'm a desktop guy). Wanted to install KDE Neon on it, the same system that I'm so pleased with on my desktop. There was some strange driver issue though. But then, I wanted to try Manjaro since quite some time and thought it's a good occasion. Installed it and it's all fine.
 
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