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Linux: who here uses it?

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Linux: who here uses it?

Post by thatonedude » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:58 pm

Anyone a user of Linux? I installed openSUSE on an old MacBook a few months back, and I'm impressed at how well it performs. I had used Linux before on some old machines, but it was always a "beginner" distro like Linux Mint or Ubuntu. openSUSE blows both of those out of the water, as far as I'm concerned. Stable, and very efficient.

What do you guys use?

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Re: Linux: who here uses it?

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:26 am

I use Windows. Our two sons are both computer geeks and they swear by Linux.

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Re: Linux: who here uses it?

Post by RingtailedFox » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:26 am

I use Windows on my primary machine (an Asus laptop), but I have a much older desktop tower from around 2008 that runs Linux... and I run Windows Subsystem for Linux for when I need to try stuff out without wanting to turn on a second machine. The Linux machine (and WSL configuration) are used mostly for coding and data recovery.

I find Linux is pretty damned useful for breathing life into older (often *much* older) hardware and giving old laptops and desktops a second life, even if they're just used as internet terminals for youtube and email, and for LibreOffice... The hardware requirements are just so much more reasonable than Windows for whatever reason.

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