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Not great, not terrible.
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It does what I need it to do, and that's it
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>>71355191
They lied to me. It's just a kernel and not even free software.
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Does what I tell it to do and doesn't get in the way.
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>>71355191
Weird, confusing and complicated at first
but after I got used to it became quite fun
Kinda like my ex
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>>71355191
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.
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made me hate every other OSes because they're too locked down and linux because it's shit
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>>71355191

Intellectually satisfying: it not only made me realise how slow and locked down Windows is, but it taught me about a new world of open-sources software, gave me something fascinating to learn about and introduced me to some very intelligent and informative communities/individuals [not on /g/ though].
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Made my shitty, weak laptop run at a reasonable speed and it's useful for fixing broken windows machines.
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Can't imagine going back to Wangblows.
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The synaptic package manager won't let me mark anything for removal.
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>>71355191
I can feel the power in my hands.

IT FLOWS THROUGH MY VEINS.
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Strange yet superior
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>>71355191
3.6
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>>71355385
based
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>>71355191
unironically, essentially, LITERALLY this
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>>71355191
Linux is my salvation from the MS_Windows botnet
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>>71355191
Better than windows
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>>71355191
I've seen worse
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>>71355191
sucks a lot, yet sucks less than everything else
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Better than Windows, but not enough compatibility yet.

I know you can make things run on it, but it's not the same.

Looking forward to a Linux future until literally The Matrix replaces the Internet.
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>>71355191
>Fuck! Gotta reinstall the OS
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>>71355191
Only sane modern OS.
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less bloat than windows
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>>71355191
There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.
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Lada.
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Today tens of millions of users are using an operating system that was developed so they could have freedom—but they don't know this, because they think the system is Linux and that it was developed by a student 'just for fun'.
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>>71355191
inconvenient at best, unusable at worst
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>>71355191
7/10 too much water
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Frustrating to start then impossible to leave
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Check 'em
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doesn't ever work like it did before restarting
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>>71355191
speed
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>>71355191

"Not Microsoft."
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>>71355191
Stallman was right.
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>>71355191
Fun for tinkering and ricing, bad for anything other than web browsing and media players
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>>71355191

I was enthusiatic about being able to understand configure the OS to my liking until I was so constantly busy googling problems, reading old forum entries and wikis and trying to constantly fix broken shit or get shit to work that I got frustrated with having to turn a slight interested into a fulltime occupation just to use my fucking computer and so I eventually switched back to Windows.
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LINUX IS A KERNEL YOU FUCKING RETARDS
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>>71355937
This.
Linux is great.
However its consumer-oriented areas are terribly buggy and outdated.
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Love it but wouldn't recommend it to others
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>>71355191
I'm too drunk to compile this kernel.
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>>71355410
>>71355419
watched all 5 eps last night, pretty damn good series
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>>71356025
i'm NOT calling it GNU/Linux you cocksucker, fuck you
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>>71355244
the only read answer
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>>71356094
based. "b-b-buh gnoo leenocks doe !!!!!" shut the fuck up nerd call it linux for simplicity you abhorrent OCD fuck
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>>71356064
like what? for example on any distro you can just download gnome + gdm and you get everything working out of the box in a modern style. you don't have to set up anything
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>>71355191
Enlightenment
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it just werks, but only if you make it.
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>>71355191
nothing works but at least I look cool
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>>71356104
For simplicity, you can call it just GNU, which is the operating systems name without a slash and installed programs added.
If you have further questions, visit
https://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html
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>>71355191
Great until you find out about BSD.
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>>71356140
an entire FAQ page of cope lmao
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>>71355191
Why is it so hard to install programs from virtual isos?
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>>71356110

like for example hardware combatibility. first time I attempt to use Ubuntu I hooked it up to the beamer it spazzed out and displayed the wrong desktop which had my private email account open, then it froze so i couldnt even fix it quickly.

i have witnessed several time that people attempted to demonstrate whatever in uni with their linux laptops and there was always some technical issue. that was in humanities however, and it was usually some girl btw whose father or boyfriend set up their computer. so i am not talking about powerusers studying computer science who couldve probably easily solved these problem.
but for you average user there will always be some stupid shitty problem. i acutally think that linuxfags have some kind of warped perception since they are able to so easily fix shit they probably bare recognize it as a problem.

my friend used to work as a techie for uni and used to recommend linux to all the normalfags who came to his desk. that always drove me up the wall.

linux is alright if you know what you are doing and computers is basically your hobby but mere mortals just dont wanna deal with this autistic crap, they just wanna use their computers
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>>71355191
2x increase in productivity
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>>71356195
that's fair. I've only used it on my laptop and desktop but never had any hardware issues. I'm sure brand new stuff will though
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Good for work.
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>>71355191
My bug report is 10 years old, looks like I am on my own.
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>>71355191
great os environment, but i feel like most of its software are always in testing
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All operating systems are pretty much the same.
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>>71355191
Only froze once since 1994, and that was because of a defective power supply.
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>>71356110
I started using linux with Debian sarge.
My sound card didn't work.
Then I installed linux within windows. That feature was supported for a while and then was not supported anymore.
Then I installed it on my new laptop. The Nvidia driver prevented it from booting.
Then I installed it on an old netbook. The linux kernel in Ubuntu 16.04 didnt work with my GPU, so I had to use a dummy VGA cable everytime I booted.
Then I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, and hibernation got broken on every machine I have.
>you don't have to set up anything
My experience is that linux is exactly the opposite of this, but this applies to Windows perfectly.
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>>71355224
/thread
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>>71356195
You had classmates with Linux laptops in your humanities classes? In all of mine, it was a sea of apple marred by my shitty HP netbook running Ubuntu.
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>>71355191
Works great on Servers.
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>>71355191

Virtual Machine, yes, Hardware, fuck no.
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why is my screen flickering?!
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It looks, feels and works different. It also looks, feels and works better.
My only limit is now myself, not my computer.
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>>71355191
The best there is, but only because everything else is worse
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Does exactly what I tell it to do and doesn't do anything I don't tell it to do.
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ruined my enjoyment of windows
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pretty gud tbqh
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>>71355191
Never bothered, will probably try it out in like 5 months when I stop being lazy.
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>>71357502
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0
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>>71355191
computer is useful and so logical at last
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>>71355191
>starting openrc
That's it. Period. No other direct experience, it's a kernel after all.
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Enter your password
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pisses me less than windows
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The power of the linux command line has won me over from a life of Windows usage
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autistic but functional
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>>71357459
>Does exactly what I tell it to do and doesn't do anything I don't tell it to do.

this
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installed gentoo
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It's worked well enough for me that I've been using it full time for about 13 years.
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>>71355191
man *
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>>71355191
Using it was a fun learning experience to tinker and toy with but I do not need it.
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>>71355191
Recompile the driver (again)
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>>71359000
(((driver)))
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>>71355191
Faster than windows but has a bit of a learning curve; would recommend if you don't play /v/idya.
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>>71355191
Not having to manually turn off windows update and microsoft office services every bootup is nice, I guess.
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>>71355191
I use arch!
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Hours of looking through 10 year old forum posts is the price of freedom.
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>>71355309
YDFS /g/ public MUC-nigger detected
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>>71355244
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If only all drivers worked
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>>71355191
Fantastic apps for work, but I wish upgrading graphics drivers was less volatile.
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This doesn't just werk
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It doesn't have excel, therefore I can't get a job with this, therefore it's literally unusable.
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>>71359884
>but I wish upgrading graphics drivers was less volatile.
get an amd gpu
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Fun and interesting
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>>71357562
what about using your keyboard, screen and literally any hardware retard
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>>71355191
Turns out WSL does all I needed from linux, still will run it on my servers.
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>>71360672
this
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>>71355191
Very average from 2013 to 2015, ok from 2015 to 2019, good since 2019.
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>>71355191
Swag
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>>71355687
Cyka blyat
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>>71359884
This. fuck xorg
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>>71355191
Total tits!
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>>71361909
kek
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>>71355191
a complete waste of my time and energy.
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>>71355191
I loved it, but i didn't lost half of the GPU performance due my CPU being too old for the whole "valve optimizes the fuck out of gaming on linux".
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>>71355191
Cheap & Shits
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>>71355191
Fun because I don't have a job.
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Slow going transition, but a far better experience than I initially had thought.
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Happy user since 2013.
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>>71355191
every day i kill wpa_supplicant and every night it comes back
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>>71364556
sudo systemctl disable wpa_supplicant
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>>71357490
This is the hardest part honestly. Using windows feels dirty.
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Fun, addictive and time consuming
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>>71355191
Completely alien to Windows no matter how much dev's tried no distro came close but hey I gave it a try.

Noob friendly software store offer too little well..software

Also the world runs around Windows well maybe not your server world but the software world which the majority use is for windows
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>>71355191
very nice, but never "just works" unless your name is ubuntu.
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Nothing works as intended
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>>71355191
If you do not act like a smartass and say that "linux is a kernel because words only have one meaning regardless of context" it's just an OS, there isn't that much to talk about.
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Just reinstall, it's way faster.
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>>71355191
windows withdrawls when I switched, now GNU/Linux withdrawls when I use anything else
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>>71356211
You know spending twice as much time on ricing your desktop as you did actually doing things on a real OS doesn't count as "increased productivity", right?
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>>71355244
This is exactly how I once told a friend of mine that a good text does not only contain sentences of five words. His solution was to just change some points ('full stop' in english? Dunno) to commas.



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