What OS or Linux distro is everyone using around here?
#11
I have BackBox and Windows 10 dual booted.
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#12
(08-12-2017, 06:07 AM)Philup Wrote: Windows 10 (don't kill me). I like it better for programming tbh.

Hehe, no worries. I use dual boot myself with windows.

What language do you program in?
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(08-13-2017, 04:00 AM)Insider Wrote:
(08-12-2017, 06:07 AM)Philup Wrote: Windows 10 (don't kill me). I like it better for programming tbh.

Hehe, no worries. I use dual boot myself with windows.

What language do you program in?
Mostly java, but some c++. I know I can use linux for that, but still it's something about windows that I like. I have been considering switching to Ubuntu or maybe even arch for my main OS. Not 100% sure yet.
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#14
(08-13-2017, 04:28 AM)Philup Wrote: Mostly java, but some c++. I know I can use linux for that, but still it's something about windows that I like. I have been considering switching to Ubuntu or maybe even arch for my main OS. Not 100% sure yet.

I feel you. Programming with Visual Studio on Windows is very convenient, really good IDE if you ask me. But yeah, you can always give it a test run! Get a crap laptop, virtual machine or set up dual boot.

Try do all work in Linux for a week and see how it goes :p
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#15
(08-09-2017, 03:05 PM)Kontu Wrote:
(08-09-2017, 02:56 PM)Insider Wrote:
(08-09-2017, 02:44 PM)Kontu Wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but I've always thought of Debian being on more older computers / hardware, Might be worth a shot using it on a few old laptops of mine if that is the case.

Like most Linux systems, it is what you make it to be :p I got the minimal distro, removed all non-barebone components and built my stuff from the ground as I wanted. As I was a  huge fan of crunchbang in the past I got myself Openbox, Tint2 panel & compton to simulate that look. Haha but nothing beats Gentoo and LFS though.

I'm not aware of Debian being a number one choice for old computers. It depends on how old the computer is, but I personally think PuppyLinux or Knoppix would be a better choice for those systems. But indeed debian does not require that many resources compared to other systems, especially windows :p So you may have a point, Debian will run fairly well on old computers. But that's also one of their strengths in my eyes, fast and lightweight!

Here is my desktop :p (I blacked some stuff out)
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[Image: I5BCdn.png]

Looks nice could you post that wallpaper?
I was thinking of switching over to something like i3 or Awesome to enhance the minimalistic feel.
Here is my Desktop (Don't be too harsh on KDE.)
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[Image: v6u3x7P.png]

Also confused on to why you blacked out the CPU and GPU?

Can you post your wallpaper? That is really clean
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#16
(08-13-2017, 04:48 AM)Insider Wrote:
(08-13-2017, 04:28 AM)Philup Wrote: Mostly java, but some c++. I know I can use linux for that, but still it's something about windows that I like. I have been considering switching to Ubuntu or maybe even arch for my main OS. Not 100% sure yet.

I feel you. Programming with Visual Studio on Windows is very convenient, really good IDE if you ask me. But yeah, you can always give it a test run! Get a crap laptop, virtual machine or set up dual boot.

Try do all work in Linux for a week and see how it goes :p
I definitely will. What distro do you reccomend for a new linux user?
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#17
(08-14-2017, 12:34 AM)Philup Wrote: I definitely will. What distro do you reccomend for a new linux user?

Good question... as for myself one of the first distros I was playing around with as Ubuntu. But thinking back today I believe that I could just as easily started off with Debian. As long as you download a version with DE installed such as KDE/Gnome. Ubuntu is really debian but more limited in some ways, if I can express it that way.

But just go distroshopping :p Download a bunch of distros and play around with them. I went distroshopping/hopping for a long time before actually settling down with debian. What I mean by that is to take your time, have fun and explore different distributions :p https://distrowatch.com could be a good place to start.

Haha but meh, I guess if you want a straight answer Ubuntu could work.
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#18
I run MacOS on my everday machine. I have access to Ubuntu and CentOS servers primarily, but I also have a hypervisor with a dozen or so operating systems (windows, linux, bsd, etc) installed so that i have a variety of testing/sandboxing environments
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#19
(08-14-2017, 06:32 AM)Insider Wrote:
(08-14-2017, 12:34 AM)Philup Wrote: I definitely will. What distro do you reccomend for a new linux user?

Good question... as for myself one of the first distros I was playing around with as Ubuntu. But thinking back today I believe that I could just as easily started off with Debian. As long as you download a version with DE installed such as KDE/Gnome. Ubuntu is really debian but more limited in some ways, if I can express it that way.

But just go distroshopping :p Download a bunch of distros and play around with them. I went distroshopping/hopping for a long time before actually settling down with debian. What I mean by that is to take your time, have fun and explore different distributions :p https://distrowatch.com could be a good place to start.

Haha but meh, I guess if you want a straight answer Ubuntu could work.
(This is my other account.) Thank you for this. I am going to try out Debian and see how I like it. Smile
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#20
(08-13-2017, 08:38 PM)Philup Wrote:
(08-09-2017, 03:05 PM)Kontu Wrote:
(08-09-2017, 02:56 PM)Insider Wrote:
(08-09-2017, 02:44 PM)Kontu Wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but I've always thought of Debian being on more older computers / hardware, Might be worth a shot using it on a few old laptops of mine if that is the case.

Like most Linux systems, it is what you make it to be :p I got the minimal distro, removed all non-barebone components and built my stuff from the ground as I wanted. As I was a  huge fan of crunchbang in the past I got myself Openbox, Tint2 panel & compton to simulate that look. Haha but nothing beats Gentoo and LFS though.

I'm not aware of Debian being a number one choice for old computers. It depends on how old the computer is, but I personally think PuppyLinux or Knoppix would be a better choice for those systems. But indeed debian does not require that many resources compared to other systems, especially windows :p So you may have a point, Debian will run fairly well on old computers. But that's also one of their strengths in my eyes, fast and lightweight!

Here is my desktop :p (I blacked some stuff out)
Spoiler(Show)
[Image: I5BCdn.png]

Looks nice could you post that wallpaper?
I was thinking of switching over to something like i3 or Awesome to enhance the minimalistic feel.
Here is my Desktop (Don't be too harsh on KDE.)
Spoiler(Show)
[Image: v6u3x7P.png]

Also confused on to why you blacked out the CPU and GPU?

Can you post your wallpaper? That is really clean
Sure:  http://imgur.com/a/6F6em
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