It seems like Xubuntu is the best beginner Linux distro. Fairly decent looking, not too bloated, uses the Ubuntu repos which have a good selection of software, and doesn't require constant maintenance like Arch.
A matter of preference, really. I think Lubuntu looks a little ugly out of the box, but you can probably rice openbox to look good. It also comes with GDebi and Synaptic, which is really nice.
Xubuntu looks prettier and it's only a little heavier than Lubuntu.
xfce is pretty much dead because there are no updates sure pull bug fixes are submitted but no one has permissions to change anything
inb4 no bugs there is a page dedicated to it and nothing has been changed for years
Mint isn't evaluated well and too much software preinstalled.
Lubuntu looks outdated. Xubuntu looks really nice out of the box even though XFCE looks meh without any customising.
It just werks.
I couldn't get ubuntu running on my pc because of hardware incompatibilities. Wasted like an 1 installing it too. Fucker should have told me i had hardware incompatibilities before installation.
>install loonix for the first time in a while
>have to use edgers ppa for "latest" gpu driver
>screen tearing out the arse while scrolling the fucking browser
>removing one simple program requires removing the whole desktop environment
Oh well, time to put Windows back on. I need a fresh install anyway.
>Mint isn't evaluated well and too much software preinstalled.
Fucking fedora wearing fags I tell you.
Maybe it comes with too much software preinstalled, because it is actually a useful OS right out of the box? How about this, you uninstall what you dont want?
not universal and it's easily fixed
sorry friend, i have no problems uninstalling packages without having to remove the entire de but go ahead and re-install windows, you clearly have no use for a linux based os
I personally think that some of XFCE's elements are a bit too restrictive for a newcomer. For instance, the Thunar file manager did not (admittedly, last I used it a few years back) browse network shares (samba, NFS etc..) by default. In comparison, other DE file managers do this easily.
I'd consider Lubuntu instead, if you wanted to stay with a particularly low resource DE distro. Then again, Ubuntu MATE is another option.
Though really, unless your hardware is really old, it may be easier to use something a bit more resource and feature intensive - Cinnamon, KDE etc.. (or even Gnome3 and/or Unity if it is to your liking).
I-Is this the Linux general?
I started using Mint and I like it a lot. It's really pretty and fun to use!
Also: told Qt programs adopt the native style on loonix.
>exactly the same disgusting fisher price icons as windows
Can't even achieve that small victory. I really wanted to switch over, but alas, it's still not to be.
I use X and my screen doesn't tear.
this seems to clash with your claim of X making screen tear.
makes me think that maybe this is a problem specific to your system and not the X software in general.
i dont know what to tell you other than you set up the config wrong. I mean you can literally google configs for compton that fix the tearing issues for specific cards / manufactures etc.
I just lifted a config file from arch wiki and modified it a little : Without a config file, or a million flags when launching it, compton does nothing.
I use Cinnamon too, hence why I asked. Don't get me wrong, XFCE is pretty fucking nice and I would easily have it as a second, but I do honestly think that Cinnamon is just fucking pretty and nice.
>How does it feel being stuck in the windows 95 days?
you tell me. a lot linux code is as old as X.
doesn't mean it causes screen tearing.
X doesn't even handle screen refresh rates - your video drivers do.
not saying X is great, it is a disaster. but it does not inherently cause screen tearing for "millions of users". that's probably just a driver issue.
i didn't claim those things.
>loonix is perfect and that every fault is a hardware issue.
>this is a problem specific to your system
maybe its just me but those don't seem to be even close to one another.
think about it a little bit - Xorg doesn't do anything with refresh rates or video timings - all it does it tell kernel what to draw on the screen - the video drivers handle the way the frames are displayed.
im not saying your hardware is broken im saying either the drivers or related configuration specific to your hardware is the problem.
>meh, if I have to virtualize I might as well just dual-boot
QEMU is a bitch to set up on most distros anyway.
Actually, China is converting all their systems to GNU/Linux operating systems and they all work harder as a population than every other country.
Russia is following along with converting to GNU/Linux.
You use a poorly designed operating system with many useful programs built for such a shit system...as it was popular at the time.
I understand you have no use for GNU/Linux so I would suggest your "manly" persona to continue with the system you consider to be of employable nature...which is true if you want to work for a business oriented employer.
Though, many have begun the transition to a more elegant system rather than the old familiar symbol of money, which is the Bill Gates fortune.
He made most of his money on converting encyclopedias digitally into the CD which was know as Ecarta, I believe.
Have fun with your toy and judging others based on the items they use.
At least the system I'm using doesn't see me as a "consumer".
Russia is also converting their computers to GNU/Linux.
Milana Vayntrub. Youtube lets talk about something more interesting.
Oh, here's Mr. "Big Shot", You think you're cool because you don't use windows. Well want to hear about what I use?
I'll have you know every program I use, from my os, to the drivers, to my internet browser, i program myself by typing 1s and 0s in my text editor (that I made) then just saving the file as .exe.
And the computer I have? Yeah I built that myself too. I don't mean I bought some shit off new egg and threw it together like you did, I made every component personally. I hand made my motherboard using spare coathangers as wireing, and welded them together (soldering is too mainstream.) I handmade all the resistors, capacitors, everything.
I don't even have a hard drive, i just personally memorize all the numbers of my data, and manually input them as numbers into my computer whenever I want to access it. The keyboard I use is actually just 2 buttons, for binary. I don't need the crutch of having more than 2 unique characters for input.
So think about that next time you feel special.
>later in that article
>0.2% of TOP 500 run Windows
Oh for fuck's sake you giant fucking cunt. You come in here swinging like a precious and frail 8 year old and the moment someone puts you on your ass (rightfully) you sperg out with that shitty little creative writing asshole gibberish.
Worst fucking post since the reddit exodus and you make fucking twelve year olds seem like learned scholars.
I really want to switch to switch to linux, but the prospect of having to learn an entirely new OS and re-configure everything is scaring me.
Not to mention replacing ALL of my software.
>no foobar2000, mpc-hc, notepad++
>having to switch from PS and 3dsmax to krita and blender
You probably wouldn't like the LXDE that comes with Lubuntu. That's an acquired taste that comes from being too poor to afford more than 1GB RAM. Try out Fedora 21 if you want a nice GNOME desktop; there isn't much point in running Antergos other than being too lazy to put together Arch yourself. If fixing font rendering and installing multimedia codecs from a third party or with the tool Fedy is too much for you, Chapeau is nice.
I don't want to use wine.
The point of switching to linux, for me, is to leave everything windows, both advantages and disadvantages, behind and enter into a completely new environment.
I-I just started using Linux Mint and most of the applications are there.
There's the mpv meme going on but I just use bomi instead because it has a GUI and I don't have to type it in the terminal every time I want to watch something.
There's sublime text too for Notepad++...
>>these run in wine just fine
I don't think you can configure the filters and stuff properly
Clementine, MPV and Geany are better than each of those things anyway. You may want to buy a Mac or something to run your Adobe software on though, high tier consumer software isn't very high on programmers and engineers' list of things to make.
> high tier consumer software
IT'S PRODUCTION SOFTWARE, NOT CONSUMER SOFTWARE, FUCK YOU
>hurr durr we engineers are so cool, don't care about producing anything but code lmao xdDDdDDDDdd
YEAH, WHO FUCKING CARES ABOUT IMAGE EDITING, VIDEO EDITING, AUDIO PRODUCTION ALL OF THAT SHIT IS KIDDIE STUFF FOR LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS, WE ONLY CARE ABOUT WRITING TWENTY DIFFERENT TEXT EDITORS THAT ALL DO THE SAME THING
NOW THAT'S A PRODUCTIVE USE OF TIME AND RESOURCES FOR US, ENGINEERS
Can you elaborate on those?
What I care about in foobar is tagging, encoding and having an instantly updating media library that just werks with ctrl+f "albumname".
And didn't the developer of mvp purge all filters and stuff and fire their developers, deeming them "placebo"?
The only reason adobe software isn't on linux is because adobe doesn't deem linux as enough of a market share to bother porting it.
"Programmers and engineers" don't have a say in the matter of whether linux has photoshop or not.
On another hand, programmers and engineers seem to be unable to make image editing software worth a shit.
I'm not sure about tagging, but I do all my encoding with ffmpeg and I'm pretty sure Clementine doesn't have any problems with its library or seach function.
I don't know about you, but doesn't banding a video for the sole purpose of debanding it seem a bit much? MPV doesn't get in the way of my anime: it's basically just a window with a video in it.
Adobe doesn't feel like porting Photoshop to Linux because they know they won't make much money selling their Walmart-tier image editor to the programmers and engineers that use Linux.