Let's be honest with ourselves here.
This is the only distribution you should ever consider.
And if you hate Unity or Amazon or whatever, just use Xfce/Xubuntu.
Done, end of story.
This should be the last distribution thread ever made on /g/.
the minimal installer. jesus dude. every ubuntu and *ubuntu has a minimal installer. it's basically the console debian installer interface. greater control over packages on a fresh install.
The point of installing *ubuntu is precisely not having to use the minimal installer in my opinion. Still, I see your point and it's true the minimal installer is there, but I always overlooked it.
It's Xubnuntu with none of the reccomended packages, just what you need to run the system
Came without the software center, photo viewer, music player, CD burner, office suite, ect. so you can chose your own.
Just google Xubuntu minimal install
Fedora on server?
You must be really retarded considering their short support cycles. even gentoo is more popular for hosted servers:
upstream of rhel, it's backed by redhat and financed by redhat
iup to date and stable
best gnome experience you can get
less bloat then ubuntu
first to adopt wayland
first to adopt systemd
fedora team doesn't go full retard with distro specific features resulting in distro specific bugs like debian/ubuntu
OK so what is this NOOB.
There absolutely is a Xubuntu minimal option that comes without all of the extra packages
I like my distros like my women. Constantly rolling.
>install some package
>this is weird, where is...
>check the version
>check what i usually had in Arch or what's in Debian testing
And that's why Ubuntu is rather bad.
Example: qBittorrent. Ubuntu has 3.1.8 which is rather ancient by now, where the actual current stable release is 3.1.12.
moar like bloatsuse
I replaced the word "open" with "bloat" to signify my opinion about the distro. It comes with a lot of unnecessary software by default, hence the description of bloat.
In this picture right fucking here
When you get to software selection
There will be a Xubuntu minimal option
I know it dosen't show in this picture, but it is there because I got it myself a month ago
I didn't say to follow the guide all the way and put Xfce on top did I? No I told him that there is a Xubuntu minimal option there, because there is! Don't argue with me about this fact because it is 100% true.
Ignoring the fact that this is clearly b8, that would kill one of the biggest selling points of Linux, and just FOSS in general. Sure, maybe Ubuntu is the best all-round distro (I'd say that's Debian myself, but whatever), but not everybody is looking for an all-round distro. The sheer amount of choice that becomes available when you have so many people working on a vaguely tied-together project means that nine times out of ten there'll be something to fit your specific variety of autism - and if there isn't, you can either modify something else or, provided you have the skill required, make your own.
>Example: qBittorrent. Ubuntu has 3.1.8 which is rather ancient by now, where the actual current stable release is 3.1.12.
Hell. Bluez in Ubuntu is still on version 4. Version 5 came out over two years ago.
I just don't get it. They're one of the major distributions, yet their packages are really out of date. They're not even going for ultra stability, like one of Debian's repositories. If they can't even follow and package the latest software which IS considered stable, what else are they doing and wasting all that money on?
Yes, I said it myself already
>I know it dosen't show in this picture, but it is there because I got it myself a month ago
I don't give a shit if you don't believe me that it's there, just stop talking to me if you won't bother reading the few sentences that I wrote you mong
All these silly derivatives linux fags have to bother with to satisfy their autism. Meanwhile, on Windows, I have a better looking OS with superior functionality and efficiency - *and* I get paid. Stay hurt, haters.
>a better looking OS with superior functionality and efficiency
A thousand times this.
>install, get to work
>rice for six months
>read the sixty page manual on getting your software to work
>i-it's .2% faster on renders though provided you use NVidia otherwise it shits the bed
A babby OS for babbys who don't work, but play.
>rice for six months
>implying you have to do this
>read the sixty page manual on getting your software to work
>implying you have to do this and it doesn't JustWerk™
>A babby OS for babbys who don't work, but play.
That dosen't mean the OS is shitty, that means the general computer user base doesn't know about it or doesn't want to bother learning it
If you weren't an idiot you'd know that already
yes. just use debian repos silly.well. that's what I always did and it was fine of course.
think of #! as just an installer that work sout of box with openbox for debian.and use debian repos. just like antergos
I agree with OP that Ubuntu is the only distro you can really consider for desktop. It's not just the babby tier software store they have it's all the little things. Like how easy it is to install codecs and other proprietary shit that other distros make you jump through hoops for. And it has nice fonts by default. The other distros have you jump through hoops once again to get infinality to work.
Well being AMD I switched to proprietary drivers, but that's about it
It's Xubuntu with less packages pretty much, just the desktop and enough stuff to hook up to the internet ect
It comes with 1100 packages default whereas regular Xubuntu comes with like 1900 if I remember correctly
I wouldn't wish going through any linux install on nobody.
Even when I installed Xubuntu on a laptop of mine it still managed to fuck everything up.
I had to manage system settings from a live USB on the existing install in order to fix whatever Grub decided to do.
Will never understand the love for Mint. /g/ usually hates bloat in every way but Linux distros seem to the exception. Everyone just recommends the most bloated distro because everyone knows that never having to install a single program ever is what makes a good OS.
Clearly you've never actually installed OpenSUSE. The DVD is big but most of it is optional. It's entirely possible to install a minimal OS with OpenSUSE. That said, I simply don't like OpenSUSE's package manager or centralised settings software, so I use Arch instead.
I have tried various ways to install openSUSE using the DVD but I couldn't get it to install KDE without also installing an entire office suit, media players and games. It just wouldn't let me deselect that shit.
Bleeding edge and unstable.
There are two types of Linux users:
1. Those who want to use it for actual work.
2. Those who are bored and want something that breaks every update so they can pretend that they're being productive when they have to fix it.
because 'bloat' is just a fucking buzzword thrown around on this board. You autists probably consider openbox a bloated DE. By calling mint bloated, you are really just saying it is extremely useful OOTB, as well as JustWerk™ 'ing
I mean, I'm not disagreeing with you, but I've been using Arch for over a year and never had any issues besides the installation process. Do I just choose lucky stable times to pacman -Syu update?
>install done in 3 minutes
>all you have to do is click next a couple times
>I wouldn't wish going through any linux install on nobody
Sucks to suck tbh
>I can't even get proprietary nvidia drivers to run on this piece of shit
How does someone fuck up this badly?
How do you even post? Did you pay for a 4chan Pass? Because the captchas must just be impossible to you... Finding the submit button is probably a small feat in and of itself every time you do.
This is a more understandable difficulty, although bumblebee-nvidia works pretty well.
>lignux with increased stability and compatibility + a sprawling, active community = autistic cancer
top b8 m8
No ubuntu shill, I will not fall for your bait again. I tried everything, from random command sequences on the Internet to just very simply, very cleanly selecting a proprietary driver on the system system settings on a fresh install. Everything that I tried ends up with me having having the kernel freeze and ignore direct commands past the log-in screen and an inability to boot in falsafegfx. Ubuntu shills please DIE.
This is what Firefox looks like out of the box in Mint.
So basically, shit just works is what you're saying? And if your autism is still flaring up you could just remove firefox and re-install yourself so that it breaks later, or even use a different browser altogether. Please explain what is actually bad about having those plugins. Is it a security issue?
No Ethernet port? That's outrageous. Need proof.
You download the iso and the proper driver. Partition your USB and place the driver in one partition and install the iso in the other, now you have the drivers and the install iso. Your lappy got you jumping through hoops now, Ethernet ports are on every laptop as far as I knew