What Linux distros do you all use?

BiggieCheese Sep 8, 2018.

  1. BiggieCheese

    BiggieCheese GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 29, 2017
    United States
    I ditched Windows 10 and started rockin’ Kubuntu 18.04 LTS after dual-booting it for a few weeks, works great so far.
  2. konsolenumbau.expert

    konsolenumbau.expert GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 7, 2016
    CentOS 7 with Plesk Onyx

    Gesendet von meinem SM-N9005 mit Tapatalk
  3. VinsCool

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    Jan 7, 2014
    Another World
    I've been using Solus Budgie for over a year now.
    Very stable and functional setup.

    Occasionally dipping back to Windows 10 (dual booting) when needed.
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  4. ry755

    ry755 Fox

    Nov 29, 2017
    United States
    I use Fedora on my main computer and Xubuntu on my Chromebook.
  5. Nomi20

    Nomi20 GBAtemp Regular

    May 14, 2016
    United States
    Solus Budgie! Work's great
  6. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

    Feb 13, 2015
    None (except occasionally for a day or two) for the past 3-4 years - I am in that time of my life where "geek entertainment" (screwing around endlessly in the search of an ideal setup) is quite lowly ranking compared to other forms of entertainment, learning, and working...

    Combining the whole Poettering dictatorship that most distros* baited to, and the fact I would need proprietary, x86-only drivers& anyway - makes it a more negative experience than it was 5 or 10 years ago. For me, at least!

    Which is a shame, as there's some good software that I miss (like GThumb - I genuinely can't name any "crop, straighten, adjust shadows a bit, NEXT" free photo editor for Windows except the "Photos" metro app)

    * = That distro I occasionally use being Devuan with Xfce, which still has quite a few rough edges I didn't remember from late 2000s Debian/Ubuntu

    & = Brother all-in-one, in my case - but I am appalled that formerly reputable brands for libre and cross-OS support (Intel graphics and HP printers) have sharply fallen
    Last edited by Ryccardo, Sep 8, 2018
  7. 8BitWonder

    8BitWonder Small Homebrew Dev

    Jan 23, 2016
    United States
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    I don't use it too often, but my go to distro is Linux Mint.
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  8. Sophie-bear

    Sophie-bear The Coolest Bear Around

    Jan 4, 2017
    United States
    Ubuntu 18.04, but with the latest Linux Kernel.
    I also would use it as my primary OS if not for a few things keeping me from it. Namely, I can't use Autodesk's 3ds Max on the OS, and my CPU and GPU are too old and underpowered to handle virtualizing a Windows System reliably.
  9. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

    B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N knows nothing

    Jun 7, 2016
    Arch, because apparently I'm into masochism.

    I also dual-boot Windows 10, in case I ever need to run a game that WINE (or now, Steam Play) can't handle. It's really slow, however. I suspect disabling the swapfile slowed it down considerably, but I can't be bothered to turn it back on.
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  10. softword

    softword Newbie

    May 30, 2016
    Gentoo in my desktop and Manjaro in my laptop.
  11. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

    May 11, 2008
    United States
    I normally use Windows 10, but when I use a LInux distro, it's Lubuntu.
  12. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jun 12, 2009
    I primarily use W10/OSX on my laptop/desktop but when I do use Linux outside of embedded stuff:
    unRAID- Server OS
    Linux Mint- casual stuff in VM/dual boot
    CentOS- more 'professional' stuff in a VM which Linux Mint can't handle e.g. Oracle
  13. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

    Aug 5, 2007
    Manjaro. I tested Solus and it's just awful. Too locked in, feelt like I was running OSX.
    Ubuntu 18.04 works fine, if you don't run Gnome 3, because it mess with your setup hard if you don't have a powerhouse apparently...
  14. Marco_Buns

    Marco_Buns Barely in Europe

    Aug 31, 2015
    Ubuntu 18.04. I'm fairly new to linux. When I first tried it, I pretty much made my mind of installing linux on every laptop I get. If all of my games and Fl Studio are compatible with linux then I would change from Win10 on my PC asap.
  15. JellyPerson

    JellyPerson https://discord.gg/BMVma8j

    Jul 26, 2017
    Korea, North
    Usually I use Windows but my favorite distro is probably Elementary OS.
  16. Monado_III

    Monado_III GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 8, 2015
    Arch because nvidia drivers actually work and don't break the entire system every single kernel update
  17. Exannor

    Exannor Advanced Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    United States
    CentOS 7 and Arch

    I need to move to Gentoo sometime
  18. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 6, 2014
    Using Arch as my daily driver for work, love it.

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  19. Badcam3

    Badcam3 Member

    Apr 28, 2015
    United States
    Zorin OS! It has that nice windows 7 feel to it and it's preloaded with everything you need!
  20. kuwanger

    kuwanger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jul 26, 2006
    United States
    I'm hoping that crashes and burns in the next five years or so, much like the whole Wayland switch* or Unity. I'm not entirely optimistic though. Just the general mentality from Poettering is pretty insane** when it comes to systemd, so it's really hard to take most of what he says seriously.

    * I've yet to hear a compelling argument on the need for the switch, especially when it's clear that if you find (and you will) some program that requires X, you're still stuck running X. It'd be entirely different if Wayland was meant as a drop-in replacement for X functions that could stand on its own as well 99% of the time and came with actual benefits like better security, not needing root, etc.

    ** "Fun" story, but I noticed I was using 3GB+ of logs on a "new"*** Ubuntu 18.04 install. Turns out that (1) systemd collects a lot more data than syslog (apparently), (2) it's by default supposed to only use up a max of 10% of the root drive (which would be 68GB in my case), (3) that there was a bug report where it was clear that this 10% guarantee isn't entirely honored, and (4) even though the format supports compression it only compares large objects. Having said that, when I tested compressing the logs they readily shrunk down to 120MB, With a dump of all the files compressed, it was down to ~1-2MB. So, when someone brought up a much smaller ridiculous log size (in the dozens of MB, which is still pretty ridiculous) and asked about ways to make the logs smaller, it was basically blown of by Poettering because of (1) system collect a lot more data than syslog.

    *** Actually tried the 14.04 -> 16.04 -> 18.04 upgrade but beyond breaking in various ways (which was likely my fault with all the ppas), systemd was basically entirely useless with the boot error just dumping me to a terminal and saying "look at the log" which didn't actually include a meaningful error. End result, I ending up installing 18.04 clean (saving my home) and beyond the pain of reinstalling all the programs again, it wasn't that bad.

    </rant over>
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