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Not great, not terrible.

>> No.71355207

It does what I need it to do, and that's it

>> No.71355211

They lied to me. It's just a kernel and not even free software.

>> No.71355224

Does what I tell it to do and doesn't get in the way.

>> No.71355237

Weird, confusing and complicated at first
but after I got used to it became quite fun
Kinda like my ex

>> No.71355244

I'd just like to interject for a moment, What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux, Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX, many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it, through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project, there really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use, Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run, the kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system, Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux, all the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

>> No.71355245

made me hate every other OSes because they're too locked down and linux because it's shit

>> No.71355309


Intellectually satisfying: it not only made me realise how slow and locked down Windows is, but it taught me about a new world of open-sources software, gave me something fascinating to learn about and introduced me to some very intelligent and informative communities/individuals [not on /g/ though].

>> No.71355339

Made my shitty, weak laptop run at a reasonable speed and it's useful for fixing broken windows machines.

>> No.71355354

Can't imagine going back to Wangblows.

>> No.71355361

The synaptic package manager won't let me mark anything for removal.

>> No.71355375

I can feel the power in my hands.


>> No.71355383

Strange yet superior

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unironically, essentially, LITERALLY this

>> No.71355463

Linux is my salvation from the MS_Windows botnet

>> No.71355497

Better than windows

>> No.71355514

I've seen worse

>> No.71355516

sucks a lot, yet sucks less than everything else

>> No.71355520
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Better than Windows, but not enough compatibility yet.

I know you can make things run on it, but it's not the same.

Looking forward to a Linux future until literally The Matrix replaces the Internet.

>> No.71355576

>Fuck! Gotta reinstall the OS

>> No.71355582

Only sane modern OS.

>> No.71355627

less bloat than windows

>> No.71355654

There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.

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>> No.71355692
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Today tens of millions of users are using an operating system that was developed so they could have freedom—but they don't know this, because they think the system is Linux and that it was developed by a student 'just for fun'.

>> No.71355706

inconvenient at best, unusable at worst

>> No.71355712

7/10 too much water

>> No.71355715

Frustrating to start then impossible to leave

>> No.71355739

Check 'em

>> No.71355772

doesn't ever work like it did before restarting

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"Not Microsoft."

>> No.71355860

Stallman was right.

>> No.71355876

Fun for tinkering and ricing, bad for anything other than web browsing and media players

>> No.71355937


I was enthusiatic about being able to understand configure the OS to my liking until I was so constantly busy googling problems, reading old forum entries and wikis and trying to constantly fix broken shit or get shit to work that I got frustrated with having to turn a slight interested into a fulltime occupation just to use my fucking computer and so I eventually switched back to Windows.

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>> No.71356064

Linux is great.
However its consumer-oriented areas are terribly buggy and outdated.

>> No.71356068

Love it but wouldn't recommend it to others

>> No.71356086

I'm too drunk to compile this kernel.

>> No.71356091

watched all 5 eps last night, pretty damn good series

>> No.71356094

i'm NOT calling it GNU/Linux you cocksucker, fuck you

>> No.71356103

the only read answer

>> No.71356104

based. "b-b-buh gnoo leenocks doe !!!!!" shut the fuck up nerd call it linux for simplicity you abhorrent OCD fuck

>> No.71356110

like what? for example on any distro you can just download gnome + gdm and you get everything working out of the box in a modern style. you don't have to set up anything

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>> No.71356128

it just werks, but only if you make it.

>> No.71356133

nothing works but at least I look cool

>> No.71356140

For simplicity, you can call it just GNU, which is the operating systems name without a slash and installed programs added.
If you have further questions, visit

>> No.71356182

Great until you find out about BSD.

>> No.71356184

an entire FAQ page of cope lmao

>> No.71356193

Why is it so hard to install programs from virtual isos?

>> No.71356195


like for example hardware combatibility. first time I attempt to use Ubuntu I hooked it up to the beamer it spazzed out and displayed the wrong desktop which had my private email account open, then it froze so i couldnt even fix it quickly.

i have witnessed several time that people attempted to demonstrate whatever in uni with their linux laptops and there was always some technical issue. that was in humanities however, and it was usually some girl btw whose father or boyfriend set up their computer. so i am not talking about powerusers studying computer science who couldve probably easily solved these problem.
but for you average user there will always be some stupid shitty problem. i acutally think that linuxfags have some kind of warped perception since they are able to so easily fix shit they probably bare recognize it as a problem.

my friend used to work as a techie for uni and used to recommend linux to all the normalfags who came to his desk. that always drove me up the wall.

linux is alright if you know what you are doing and computers is basically your hobby but mere mortals just dont wanna deal with this autistic crap, they just wanna use their computers

>> No.71356211

2x increase in productivity

>> No.71356225

that's fair. I've only used it on my laptop and desktop but never had any hardware issues. I'm sure brand new stuff will though

>> No.71356240

Good for work.

>> No.71356250

My bug report is 10 years old, looks like I am on my own.

>> No.71356259

great os environment, but i feel like most of its software are always in testing

>> No.71356346

All operating systems are pretty much the same.

>> No.71356359

Only froze once since 1994, and that was because of a defective power supply.

>> No.71356413

I started using linux with Debian sarge.
My sound card didn't work.
Then I installed linux within windows. That feature was supported for a while and then was not supported anymore.
Then I installed it on my new laptop. The Nvidia driver prevented it from booting.
Then I installed it on an old netbook. The linux kernel in Ubuntu 16.04 didnt work with my GPU, so I had to use a dummy VGA cable everytime I booted.
Then I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, and hibernation got broken on every machine I have.
>you don't have to set up anything
My experience is that linux is exactly the opposite of this, but this applies to Windows perfectly.

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>> No.71356695

You had classmates with Linux laptops in your humanities classes? In all of mine, it was a sea of apple marred by my shitty HP netbook running Ubuntu.

>> No.71356701

Works great on Servers.

>> No.71356717


Virtual Machine, yes, Hardware, fuck no.

>> No.71356987

why is my screen flickering?!

>> No.71357133

It looks, feels and works different. It also looks, feels and works better.
My only limit is now myself, not my computer.

>> No.71357433

The best there is, but only because everything else is worse

>> No.71357459

Does exactly what I tell it to do and doesn't do anything I don't tell it to do.

>> No.71357490

ruined my enjoyment of windows

>> No.71357494

pretty gud tbqh

>> No.71357502

Never bothered, will probably try it out in like 5 months when I stop being lazy.

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>> No.71357535

computer is useful and so logical at last

>> No.71357562

>starting openrc
That's it. Period. No other direct experience, it's a kernel after all.

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Enter your password

>> No.71357701

pisses me less than windows

>> No.71357754

The power of the linux command line has won me over from a life of Windows usage

>> No.71357765

autistic but functional

>> No.71358640

>Does exactly what I tell it to do and doesn't do anything I don't tell it to do.


>> No.71358663

installed gentoo

>> No.71358684

It's worked well enough for me that I've been using it full time for about 13 years.

>> No.71358944

man *

>> No.71358982

Using it was a fun learning experience to tinker and toy with but I do not need it.

>> No.71359000

Recompile the driver (again)

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>> No.71359198

Faster than windows but has a bit of a learning curve; would recommend if you don't play /v/idya.

>> No.71359237

Not having to manually turn off windows update and microsoft office services every bootup is nice, I guess.

>> No.71359293

I use arch!

>> No.71359376

Hours of looking through 10 year old forum posts is the price of freedom.

>> No.71359634

YDFS /g/ public MUC-nigger detected

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>> No.71359819

If only all drivers worked

>> No.71359884

Fantastic apps for work, but I wish upgrading graphics drivers was less volatile.

>> No.71359937

This doesn't just werk

>> No.71359956

It doesn't have excel, therefore I can't get a job with this, therefore it's literally unusable.

>> No.71360450

>but I wish upgrading graphics drivers was less volatile.
get an amd gpu

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Fun and interesting

>> No.71360715

what about using your keyboard, screen and literally any hardware retard

>> No.71360745

Turns out WSL does all I needed from linux, still will run it on my servers.

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>> No.71361606

Very average from 2013 to 2015, ok from 2015 to 2019, good since 2019.

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>> No.71361909

Cyka blyat

>> No.71361916

This. fuck xorg

>> No.71363011

Total tits!

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>> No.71363429

a complete waste of my time and energy.

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I loved it, but i didn't lost half of the GPU performance due my CPU being too old for the whole "valve optimizes the fuck out of gaming on linux".

>> No.71363468

Cheap & Shits

>> No.71363785

Fun because I don't have a job.

>> No.71364122

Slow going transition, but a far better experience than I initially had thought.

>> No.71364456

Happy user since 2013.

>> No.71364556

every day i kill wpa_supplicant and every night it comes back

>> No.71365068

sudo systemctl disable wpa_supplicant

>> No.71365076

This is the hardest part honestly. Using windows feels dirty.

>> No.71365412

Fun, addictive and time consuming

>> No.71365457

Completely alien to Windows no matter how much dev's tried no distro came close but hey I gave it a try.

Noob friendly software store offer too little well..software

Also the world runs around Windows well maybe not your server world but the software world which the majority use is for windows

>> No.71365466

very nice, but never "just works" unless your name is ubuntu.

>> No.71365531

Nothing works as intended

>> No.71365600

If you do not act like a smartass and say that "linux is a kernel because words only have one meaning regardless of context" it's just an OS, there isn't that much to talk about.

>> No.71365648

Just reinstall, it's way faster.

>> No.71365697

windows withdrawls when I switched, now GNU/Linux withdrawls when I use anything else

>> No.71365820

You know spending twice as much time on ricing your desktop as you did actually doing things on a real OS doesn't count as "increased productivity", right?

>> No.71368105

This is exactly how I once told a friend of mine that a good text does not only contain sentences of five words. His solution was to just change some points ('full stop' in english? Dunno) to commas.

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