This is seriously the best distro
>semi-rolling release (certainly more rolling than AUR)
>custom (read: better) debian repos
>no iceweasel autism
>no multimedia codec autism
>it just werks and is still very customizable
>great cinnamon integration if you like that DE, which you should
It's based on debian testing, which is rolling
They're using snapshots of debian testing to make sure no broken shit gets in
AUR is very slow since package maintainer tend to be retarded and use fixed version numbers in their build scripts. Usually those shitty packages don't get updated unless somebody requests it or something breaks
But seriously, my main question here is not where to get it, as googling Linux mint debian wields my result, but if that look is the default.
I think they changed the icons, they definitely used to be less colourful
Might have to go through their github and pick an older release
>Debian version is rolling release
>If you're into customizing your system I definitely prefer debian over ubuntu, less preconfigured shit that may break
>debian has openCL stuff packaged
>debian dependencies not as retarded as ubuntu
Those were pretty much my main reasons
If ubuntu mint works fine there isn't really any reason for you to switch
I was very reluctant to install Mint for a very long time. Then I got frustrated with other distros, because it would take me so long to fix even small problems. So I decided to give it try. HOLY FUCKING SHIT. Everything literally worked. Video? No problem, everything's working. Want to launch some file in a weird format? No problem, here are the codecs, enjoy. Want nice fonts? They are here. WiFi? Everythings working. Suspend? Here you go. Language support? No problem.
Holy damn, I don't understand why aren't everyone using Mint. Literally the best thing ever. No hassle, no problems. everything works out of the box. Probably the only con is that it comes with a lot of programs preinstalled (like thunderbird, or banshee) that I don't use, but you can always uninstall them.
>no matter how many Linux distros you try in VM's and no matter how pretty they are, they will never be as functional as Windows
Well Linux has pretty decent drivers, the problem arises with .net farmework, DirectX and Visual C++ libraries that some MMORPG and online gaming clients like LoL require. You can install them on Linux but they too many glitches and missing graphics ruin the experience. In the end if I have to dual boot to play games, I rather stick to Windows.
Cinnamon is laggy and "too polished" for an OS. I prefer Manjaro over everything else if I have to use a distro.
Might give it a try since I'm using Ubuntu and don't really care about my e-peen.
Which one has the most "support" though?
Like. If anything goes wrong in Ubuntu there are millions of answers on how to fix it, and more websites has a nice "download to ubuntu" option instead of giving you some random file you have no clue what to do with.
As a Windows user since 3.11, I can confirm that it is the most horrifying experience to use it. The enormous resources, disk space an duplication of files is a pain in the ass.
Unfortunately manufacturers and developers provide the good shit exclusively for Windows/OSX. I had a hard time finding a good video editing software on Linux.
I would quit Windows in a hartbeat if games and software natively running in Linux were available. We are forced to use this crap out of necessity.
I enjoy running Manjaro far more, its easier to manage and update. Windows takes me 24 hours to install all the service packs and updates each time I reformat.
I wasn't. No one I knew was. Pretty much all software I see installs its shared libraries into its personal installation directory. And it solves the problem magnificently. But Microsoft just had to introduce overcomplicated solution that doesn't help anyone.
>I enjoy running Manjaro far more, its easier to manage and update. Windows takes me 24 hours to install all the service packs and updates each time I reformat.
>install takes 5 minutes tops on my PC
>it starts updating
>oh fucking do
>still updating after a few days
WHOT HE FUCK DESIGNED THIS CRAP
>Update to Win 8.1 since I can't even update my Windows 7
>Second time updating
>Process fucks up and had to do a system restore to be able to boot again
>haven't updated since
Some processes in Linux just feels so much fucking efficient compared to Windows I don't even know what the fuck they are doing all day.
Shame about dem games tho. I usually have a dual boot but it's to much of a bother to switch every time I want to play a game.
I have personally found that open source software outperforms closed source.
OpenGL, Linux drivers, VLC, Firefox, 7zip and so on, they work extremely well even on Windows. I can't believe what a huge piece of shit Chrome was till I switched to Firefox, the pages would load correctly and the slow performance was gone. For some fucking reason Chrome chokes my bandwidth and refuses to load pages if AdBlock Plus is running. I could even load 4chan on it properly for a month.
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plenty more where that one came from
Cinnamon uses quite a lot of ram, works fine if you have a 4gb chromebook
original mint is based on ubuntu which is based on debian sid
debian mint is based on debian testing
Some dude on github made an installer specifically for chromeos that runs debian / ubuntu in a chroot
So you have both debian AND chromeos running at the same time, with debian using wlan and shit from chromeos
Shit is awesome, tty1 is the chromeos desktop, tty2 is the debian desktop, you can switch between them at will, barely a hit on ressources since the debian desktop shares / uses all the system processes from chromeos
Yes, they are distro specific, because Gentoo does it better than other distros. The package management system offers unparallelled customization. You rarely have to fuck with things if your use flags are correct.
Aside from that it offers total control and not a prepackaged distro, which is different from everyone else. I'm not talking about choosing a DE, I'm talking about all the amazing features which only Gentoo has.
Also it does both stable and rolling release better than most distros.
Shirley you can't be serious...
>ease of use
>two versions of gpg just for preboot auth
>no graphical installer
>give you rope with which to hang yourself
Gnome3 is the best that I've used for a laptop if you use a touchpad and navigate by keyboard most of the time. It's really nicely done in Debian testing. Very polished, fast and minimal interface.
Well, there's never been a package problem I couldn't easily resolve, and most are caused by the user doing something stupid.
Being able to mask or unmask packages while using either stable or unstable is bad?
If you don't want to compile anything, install pacman. It's in the main portage branch.
>no graphical installer
>I can't into reading a guide or writing a script
Of course, the only valid complaint about Gentoo is installation time. (assuming you're not capable of planning ahead and letting a script run while you do other things.)
KDE or XFCE.
It's as easy as it can get! There's no other compile-from-source based distro worth using, other than Gentoo or Funtoo.
Aside from the package management, Gentoo has many other features which make life easier.
Because the latest release is really attractive -- freebsd jails, GUI package mgmt, warden to manage jails centrally, source builds just as easy as freebsd, native zfs... Lots of cool features that you might enjoy.
I have. I'd definitely try it out but I'd rather use one of the more popular, well developed/supported BSDs. I'm not really awed by BSD like some on /g/ are, I still believe the linux world does it better in a few ways. I'd like to play with jails, though. On a server it might be cool. I think the next time I set up a personal server I'll install a BSD on it.
Just FYI the PC-BSD folks also have "TrueOS" from the same installer for PC-BSD which has all the mgmt tools of PC-BSD without the GUI just for server use. Overall I was really impressed. It's also very well supported. It's vanilla FreeBSD under the hood but with mgmt tools overlaid (like portage overlays but GUI).
It's from the same folks that make FreeNAS. Overall I was really impressed. But I use Debian soooo... Yeah....
>it just works
>NO FUN ALLOWED
>ARE YOU USING GNOME YET?
using it on and off since 2007
what you said
awful battery life on several laptops
awful sleep/wake experience, its like flipping a coin to decide whether it wakes up normally or you have to reboot because lol freeze/unresponsive
shit ssd support
shit multimonitor support, although they fixed it somewhat in this last 2014 version
shit wifi drivers
lol no webcam drivers
lol no mic drivers
shit touchpad support
therefore overall i give it a 9/10 if you're on a desktop but a 3/10 if you're on a laptop.
i'm sorry, windows 8.1 on a laptop is just master race, even on old hardware.
Will never use an apt-based package manager.
apt-get, apt-cache, and dpkg--all to do package management instead of rolling it into one tool, like the name PACKAGE MANAGER suggests. instead you get three retardedly split up package managers just because it doesn't want you querying the package database with the same tool you query local packages. Makes no fucking sense at all. Whoever made this choice should be waterboarded.
This is fucking true
>Tried to use Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and other distributions
>DE crashes sometimes
>AM Radio sound quality even if I have equalizer ON
>Programs closes in background
Fuck this, going back to W7
Mint is the best. Used it for more than a year and I never had a single problem despite handling it like a russian wrestling bear for development. The UI IS FUCKING SIMPLE. It just makes sense and does what it needs to do in a stable way, no bullshit attached. Really reminiscent of Windows too. Also cinnamon Win+arrow tiling makes my dick rock hard.
>but you can always uninstall them.
Isn't it a bad idea to uninstall any of the default packages?
With the way apt-get works one autoremove afterwards might end up removing your entire system.
I haven't used Windows as long as you (only since 95) but Windows has never been better to use than it is now. You're just trying to get browny points with the /g/ nostalgiafag luddites.
I've got an ASUS EEE PC 215N and I've never actually used any linux distro, thinking of making the jump starting with Mint as it looks like a nice entry point.
Would it be difficult to find drivers that supports this Optimus shit? I'd quite like to play a couple of games on it, but it's not a huge deal if that isn't possible as I'd just be using it as an intro to linux to potential start dual booting my desktop in the future
MPV and le ultra weeb filters m8.
what was it called? MadVR?
its good because a single autistic fuck wrote it!
much better than a software that a pack of experienced devs developed. amirite? uguu~ :^)
well if you do what most people do on /g/ (live at mum's, fuck yourself with a dragon dildo, post edgy comments all day on the internet), then it's perfectly fine.
you can do nothing on it. which is what they do.
>Ernie Ball, known for its famous Super Slinky guitar strings, has used Linux as its desktop operating system since 2000.
Considering D'Addario strings are much better, what does this say about Linux?