Distro?

Joshua Diaz
Joshua Diaz

What linux distro should I use?

Since vulcan is getting bigger and because I don't want to support the monopoly that apple and microsoft have on operating systems, AND because I'm going to college for a computer programming type of class this fall, which one is the best?

Will post things for replies.

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http://thinkpenguin.com
Oliver Kelly
Oliver Kelly

Kek at that pic

also check dem trips

Adrian Jones
Adrian Jones

Is mint any good? or should I just go for gentoo?

Oliver Foster
Oliver Foster

Ubuntu? I heard that one is good for beginners.
I have some knowledge of command line and some other minimal language experience, but I'm not sure which one would be really good for me.

I guess I could just use TAILS like everyone else on here.

Carson Morgan
Carson Morgan

Debian werks. Only one I've ever used. It's much more user-friendly than Windows 7 but you'll need to do a crash course to figure shit out first. Buy a Linux-friendly wifi driver first of you are going to heavily rely on wifi. http://thinkpenguin.com You may also want to look into Linux graphics cards too because my machine can't into 3d or video software.
Mint is an easier version of Debian and the creator is an anti-semite.
Fuck if I know about any other distros. /tech/res/589254.html#589254
Read the sticky.

Levi Garcia
Levi Garcia

If you're lurking and know anything about college I also have no idea what I'm doing, or what I'm going to be doing there.

Zachary Fisher
Zachary Fisher

Well, it depends on a lot of things. Mint will make you be a little behind the recent updates to software, more so than Ubuntu because they base on Ubuntu LTS version (the Debian version works similarly I think, could be wrong). Mint and Ubuntu hold your hand throughout the process in general, but don't stop you from getting deep into knowing Linux. Ubuntu in particular lets you be pretty up to date because they release new versions every 6 months.

Gentoo doesn't hold your hand and lets you stay up to date with software as much as you want
, something important if you want to take advantage of new tech like vulkan. Problem is, it compiles fucking every piece of software every time you want to install or update something so it can be a huge pain the ass. Just installing it for the first time takes a whole day of compiling I heard.
Its package manager is very powerful and lets you be as picky and specific as you want thought, something you might want if you want optimisation

Benjamin Cruz
Benjamin Cruz

Try korora, it's fedora based and includes all the closed source cuckware a fledging GNU/linux user needs as they wean themselves off the corporate teat. It comes in whatever window manager flavor you like.

Daniel Davis
Daniel Davis

Thanks for the great replies, I appreciate it. I'm looking into these right now.

Kayden Johnson
Kayden Johnson

Fuck, so certain (probably all flagship) graphics cards won't work with linux?

Gabriel Watson
Gabriel Watson

Most cards are fine. AMD cards tend to have better support, and better drivers, but you probably won't have to worry about it.

Lucas Reed
Lucas Reed

I prefer nVidia with it's officially supported drivers. ATIs drivers are shit.

Adam Reed
Adam Reed

What is the use of the command line in Linux?
I'm dumb.

William Reed
William Reed

To issue commands, and it's called the terminal :3

Jonathan Martinez
Jonathan Martinez

Centos, because it hasn't succumbed to the make-your-desktop-as-useless-as-a-tablet faggotry that is Unity or the Gnome 3 shell. Or Mate.

James Morales
James Morales

Debian if you want 'stability' (read: ancient software that doesn't crash and only receives security updates) and a 'fuck me, this just werks' experience, Manjaro if you want a user-friendly bleeding edge experience. Gentoo if you really want to compile every single thing to your box's specs and your likings, but the extra performance usually isn't worth the time to most people, considering it's usually just a few additional seconds speed increase.

Don't fall into the *buntu meme, nor the Linux Mint meme. As long as you can read a wiki just fine, even Gentoo is okay for a newbie. (just don't expect everything to go a-okay, no bumps involved)

In regards to the Graphics Card and WiFi chip issues brought up, most WiFi chips are supported, but certain ones have to have their firmware be downloaded. It depends on your chip, really. Graphics Cards on the other hand, most are okay, provided we're talking about AMD here. NVidia is complete shit, Torvalds didn't literally give them the middle finger while saying 'Fuck you, NVidia!' for no reason. AMD is really shaping up on their open-source driver too, it's really catching up to the proprietary one.

Now, no distro is really better than another for whatever reason. They're all pretty much the same thing, except for how package management is done and, depending on the distro, which init system they use. I will say that if you're going to be wanting legitimate control and to be able to administrate your system without many problems, do not go for a distro that relies on systemd (Manjaro has an OpenRC version, Gentoo can run without systemd as well). systemd has a retarded way of handling things, and the developer has proven himself to be incompetent many a time. If you're just an end-user, systemd will be okay, though. It's more of a desktop-oriented init system, rather than server-oriented (despite the fact that many distros that are used for servers starting to adopt it, which has led to a lot of problems).

There are other differences, but those are, for the main part, the major differences that you'll need to know off-hand.

jewtube vid related, Torvalds doing to NVidia what I mentioned earlier

Jacob Howard
Jacob Howard

Depends on what America achieves in their plans for world dominance. You keep it clean and tidy but after a while you get lazy and make a mess everywhere. Backups are good. Some people remember it only when HDD crashes. A man of European ancestry puts a paper on a car - it's floaty and I see myself as 16 in a hallway in love with a girl like Allison Reynolds. Teenage rebellion is a myth pushed on parents starting in the 50's, and it's a self-fulfilling prophecy because it preaches that they should never have a strong hand in raising their children. A lot of kids are just doing this kind of thing because they simply don't know any better, not because they're rebelling against their parents. Raise your children with a proper set of morals for them to understand the world with and they won't have to flounder without guidance in their teenage years making a fool of themselves. I might go scouring for free furniture, fix it up and try and flip it on ebay. Dive in and bring back what you find. Reading in bed right before you are about to sleep is also good for remembering (10-20 minutes of reading). You must take out the funny bone without touching the sides. The male body is more than willing to sacrifice itself for the slightest chance of impregnating some female. It's like these faggots who simply won't understand the legal implications of 19th Amendment prohibition, and want to undermine it's disenfranchised constitionality! The fact the transgendered people that get sex changes exist should imply that bodies do imply gender. Yes, if you get up off your ass, eat more fibre and don't spend 30 minutes on the toilet to take a 30 second dump. I can improve anything about myself that it's changeable, but I cannot change those around me for those that I can't. To impregnate her with my seed, so that my genes will live on after I die - sort of like nature's way of reincarnation. Just don't get too emotional about it, neither don't get too excited or too furious. The logical thing to do would be to give back the medal. So, if you want to be to be truly fulfilled during the short time you exist in this universe, I would recommend you seek to know yourself and who you are, and resolve to undertake a personal journey to that end. And may you find enlightenment along the way.

Carson Smith
Carson Smith

6056729
Quit the uncleing already

Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott

Torvalds didn't literally give them the middle finger while saying 'Fuck you, NVidia!' for no reason
Apparently you don't know what that reason is. Go listen to what he says and to his clarification and nVidia's rebuttal. Get informed.

And yeah the open source drivers suck but the closed source are great. AMD is getting better sure but they still can't match the performance of the closed source nVidia drivers.

Henry Moore
Henry Moore

Timeless advice.

Thanks anon-friend!

Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas

mint with either xfce or lxde as the desktop. If it's your first linux don't bust your balls. Also it's compatible with ubuntu. Try Mint 17, it's supported for a few more years and is pre SystemD, you don't want to be beta testing that garbage.

Jace Parker
Jace Parker

This is a good post, OP

Jacob Martinez
Jacob Martinez

I use void and it works fine

Mason Stewart
Mason Stewart

AryaLinux [http://aryalinux.org/home/] is the best as it is developed by a single Indian guy who makes copyright memes

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