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anyone /linux/ here Anonymous 20549

hey guys, i seem to have trouble finding fellow femails within the general linux community so i thought i'd go here!!! say down below:
1. what distro you use
2. how long you've been using linux
3. why you use linux
and anything else you'd like to add!
(picrel is my distro)

Anonymous 20551

I'm not a Linux main but I have a machine running Arch. Before Arch, I used Mandrake, so… yeah, a while.
Linux simply doesn't have all the crap common in mainstream OSes and staying in terminal as I do has a good effect on my productivity, I find.

Anonymous 20573

>>20549
I use slackware, been using linux for the past 14 years. I just hate windows so much.

Anonymous 20635

I use only Ubuntu and Kali atm, i have a question actually!

Are you excited for the eventuality of more games on steam being available for Linux distros? Do you think you’d like to eventually be entirely Linux based with your systems? I like to try and learn how to job related activities on every “type of” OS atm, weirdly I struggle the most with apples OS’ but I think that’s me being retarded more than anything.

Oh and obligatory
>install gentoo

Anonymous 20691

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I've heard a lot of negative things about archfags. Are they true?

Anonymous 20693

>>20691
Most everyone at my LUG org uses Arch. And they jokingly banter folks who use something else. They'll quickly recommend Mint for newbies though. I've trawled around a few distros, feel comfortable with Manjaro and Mint.

Honestly most distros end up being the same and the only thing that really changes is your own personal value of time spent fixing useless shit. Arch is more bleeding edge so it tends to have better hardware support, and naturally, break more often.

tbh linux is a fucking meme but I'll take it any day over Windows 10.

Anonymous 20696

I run Linux on one of my home systems, I think it's lubuntu. We learned Ubuntu at school.

Anonymous 20952

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I've been using Linux for 2-3 years now. My friend recommended it to me because I had an old computer. I used Ubuntu and Mint on it for a while and loved it. I have a newer computer now, but I still use Linux (Manjaro) and I enjoy it, especially because Windows takes 6+ minutes to boot for some reason.

When linux breaks, it's always my fault for not knowing what I was doing. Even if I break something, I fix it and learn something new. There are always communities full of Linux users who have knowledge of computers that are willing to help eachother out. That is the main reason I stay on Linux, even if I don't get to play many games or run everything Windows can run.

When Windows breaks or malfunctions there's really not much to do. All I can do is restart and reinstall some things and hope it works, or reinstall Windows entirely. The community is not very helpful either. I also prefer customizability of Linux over Windows. The most I can do in Windows is change my wallpaper or accent colors. I don't install anything I don't need on Linux, and 10-20% of my CPU isn't being eaten for nothing (sppsvc.exe). I haven't used Windows in months and hopefully I will not have to do, ever.

Is there anyone who went back to Windows after Linux? Why did you do it?

Anonymous 20957

>>20952
>When Windows breaks or malfunctions
That hasn't happened to me in the last 5 years.

Anonymous 20958

>>20952
>Is there anyone who went back to Windows after Linux?
Me.
>Why did you do it?
Because most software for my field of study is made for Windows. It's always nice knowing nearly everything will run on my computer. Like a lot of companies I have interviewed with use their own software for conference calls that are .exe.

Anonymous 20960

>>20958
This. If you're not a programmer and actually need to get work done, I just don't see any alternative to windows.

Anonymous 20982

>>20691
Arch is absolutely fine for a desktop OS. You can get it set up relatively quickly, and it works pretty solidly from then on. I've been using it since about 2008.

That meme comes from the days when people were first discovering Arch, and then some guys decided to hipster it and go against what everyone was into/take advantage of the opportunity to troll so many people at once. I'm surprised people still post those pics tbh

Anonymous 21234

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Screenfetch thread ?
Debian stable used on this tower after Ubuntu 16 turned to 18
5-6 years seriously before needed my games
The learning curve is harsh but if you stick with it, you can gain an amazing hobby

Anonymous 21242

>>21234
I was using a kanji website for a mnemonics and for 川 (stream), the second highest rated story was:
>UNIX has three STREAMS: stdout, stderr, and stdin
Why are linux users and weebs so synonymous?

Anonymous 21453

finally im not the only girl who uses linux
i got sucked into /g/ and their paranoia as a teen lurking and installed ubuntu but hated how buggy it was and moved onto antergos and then vanilla arch
havent moved from arch since
im not a super huge programmer but i do like networking and maintaining servers as a hobby, its pretty fun
planning on getting a 2 in 1 laptop too so i can install arch on that and have the ultimate cute desktop on the go

Anonymous 21462

>>21453
Please tell me you didn't just post your real name.

Anonymous 21464

>>21462
fuck i always forget to censor that whenever i post my screenfetch
mods please delete that so i can upload a censored one ;_;

Anonymous Moderator 21465

>>21464
Done! Feel free to post a censored one now.

Anonymous 21501

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ok here we go sorry from before

Anonymous 21508

>>21464
linux 1337 h4x0r masterrace

Anonymous 21512

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>>21242
Personally i believe it has to do with the amount of time involved with your pc used to watch anime, might as well customize your stuff and its cute
>>21453
Ubuntu buggy how so ?
/g/ for better or worse allows a first taste of the /tech/ life
Would you work a tech or network job ?
>>21501
Fish is a great light weight shell i stick to bash out of minimal package count
bash commands too tbh
Gnomes harsh on the memory ever thought about kde ?
I also tried a antergos install recently I liked the openbox de option on install
And three monitors fancy and looks cute
This is a mirror practically i have on one of the laptops

Anonymous 21538

>>21242
autism

Anonymous 21687

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>that 20+ year old boomer that roleplays as a girl that uses linux

Anonymous 21692

>>21501
Calling your computer Atelier is really nice. I might copy that.

Anonymous 21716

>>21501
What font is that with the hearts in the window?

Anonymous 21718

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debian unstable
i used to use a hackintosh for like 5 years because macos was cool and everything worked and i thought more things supported it than gnu/linux, until i realized linux probably had higher quality drivers and was generally "better" for dev stuff lolololol also it's free, so then i used to use Fedora from releases 25 to 28 because i liked having latest everything and SELinux but i switched to Debian unstable a few months ago because it's """""""faster""""""", i prefer using apt and there tends to be more packages (specifically there was this one time i needed to compile for a PowerMac G4, 32-bit powerpc but fedora doesn't have that toolchain so i had to make a debian virtual machine and it was kinda slow)
i used Windows until 2013, then switched to macos then briefly back to windows in like 2014 ish and then went back to macos in 2016
i think i hate windows for the same reasons everyone else does, and also it's nonfree and i feel securer and cooler using anything free after stallman and gnu.org xdxdxrxrdzrdxfzdxclololloololoooloolllklm, .

also lxde is my preferred desktop since it's fast, lightweight and just works, i used it on fedora too

Anonymous 21722

>>21718
I use lxde too with compiz-fusion for 3d effects. It works really well even on junky old laptops. How did you like linux on powerpc? I`ve been thinking about getting one of the late powerbooks for some time now. They don`t have any of the CIAids/NSAiads built in.

Anonymous 21724

>>21722
honestly i installed Debian Jessie on my PowerMac G4 just as a novelty, it actually boots pretty fast, and i used it for running mysql + php + nginx and the speed was actually not too bad, but i didn't do any benchmarks or anything
other than that, i didn't run a desktop, i did try installing lxde once but for some reason it gave me some garbled screen whenever i started it and i didn't look into it further. mpg123 worked to play mp3s out of the bad speaker on the front though.
so, it works, but i haven't actually tested anything interesting lol

i also have this iMac G4, and i also installed Debian Jessie on it around the same time i got the PowerMac G4 and it also booted pretty fast, and kinda the same thing: i used it to play mp3s with mpg123 and the speaker on the imac g4 is actually really really good (but i blew it out lol and ordered another one from ebay), BUT i also installed lxde and it generally didn't start, it gave me a cursor after a while and didn't do anything else.
however: when i initially installed the os to the machine, the screen kept slowly fading to white every time i booted it, which was because the nouveau driver was bugged for some reason so i disabled it and that could be why lxde didn't work, i also didn't look into it further.
i think if you got a powerbook you'd have a better time, but again i kinda used my powerpc machines as a novelty, so.

Anonymous 21725

>>21724
If I did get one of those cheap old power books of the last generation when they started to look like a modern laptop with a nice wide screen for movies and what not, I would run gentoo and slackware. Slackware is really good about being able to steal work arounds from every other distro as it has compatibility built in. I would have to use the gentoo kernel on slackware so they would essentially share kernels. Sounds like tons of fun!

Anonymous 21846

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I got one of the used public school laptop for 50$ off ebay. When the schools are done with the laptops and ready to upgrade for some reason they dump them to a bulk buyer that wipes them clean and sells them on ebay with no OS for practically nothing, as if that's a bad thing. I hate having to buy a computer and pay extra because it has windowzer on it. All I did was throw an old hard drive with slackware into this little lady and shes up and running

Anonymous 21847

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>>21846
>fgt.ngr

Anonymous 21849

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>>21846
i have the biggest crush on you
let's robotrip together <3

Anonymous 21851

>>21849
Oh yea! You remembered me from the character sheet thread:3 A magical journey awaits us. I just wish I was brave enough to buy some more magic off the darkwebz again from my new address.

Anonymous 21853

>>20549
is this the mtf containment thread

Anonymous 21854

>>21853
I don't want to be rude in case they're actual women who just frequented /g/ a tad too much, but I also heavily suspect the posters ITT are a bunch of LARPing neckbeards.

Anonymous 21855

>>21853
If you only knew how bad it really is. The software community/field has a lot of trans people. Also, I had a class where I had to research about a woman in STEM. I got super excited because I found out the person who invented ARM is a woman, but nope, she's trans. I hate to sound like a bigot, it's just a bit disappointing when I come across accomplished/established women, but then find out they did most of their body of work while being a man.

Anonymous 21856

>>21687
>>21853
>>21854
I don't want to even consider the possibility that any miners here could be penis wielding infiltrators, it makes me gag even thinking about it. You have to take into account that we are on the most autistic part of the internet and with that territory comes specialized topics and linux happens to be one of them. It's quite derogatory to ourselves to immediately sound the dick alert when something marginally male dominated comes along for. We can work on computers too and when the lingo changes to accommodate the subject don't automatically go assuming a swarm of ding dongs just showed up, it degrades us as competent women.

But if a thread starts on the nuances logging and hot rods feel free to be concerned, lol.

>>21855
I've met a several of these types in person but actual woman outnumber trans mtf in the programming and computer science feilds.

Anonymous 21857

>>21856
>any miners here could be penis wielding infiltrators
You realise they were here since the inception, right?

https://boards.4chan.org/r9k/thread/47672659

Anonymous 21861

i really hope theres nobody here whos a mtf, we need more linux communities with a female focus on them tbh
theres womens lugs im interested in going to but worried theyll be men in dresses with cum on their thinkpads

Anonymous 22127

Is there any reason to use Linux if you aren't a programmer? Asking because I have two laptops atm and would be interested in trying it out on the older one. As stated I'm not into programming but think figuring it out could be fun. And from what I've seen it gets quite in depth with personalization, which I'm interested in. I like the idea of having an attractive desktop.
For reference I'd only be using it for browsing the net and drawing.

Anonymous 22128

>>22127
>Not wanting to deal with cracking windows
>Machine too weak for Windows

It's nice generally. You can keep it very slim.

Anonymous 22134

>>22127
Linux is perfect for what you listed, except art. I can't attest to that, but there's a guy who's all hardcore about open source stuff that uses Linux. He has a website/tutorials, david revoy.

Anonymous 22145

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>>22134
Linux is not terrible at all when it comes to casual art. I'm not a professional and I don't use Adobe, but Krita and Mypaint are enough if you're a hobbyist. Pic rel, some boring fox I did.

Anonymous 22150

>>22128
Is it also faster than windows?
>>22134
>>22145
Thanks, I'll probably test krita on windows first to see if it will work for my needs. It looks like it should do, it even has a stabilizer which is good since I'm coming over from SAI.

Anonymous 22157

>>22150
Linux is astronomically faster than windowzer especially on obsolete old computers with little ram and hard drive space.

Watch this until at least the 2 minute mark and consider the fact that this desktop interface was made in 2007 and works flawlessly on now-a-days junk computers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QokOwvPxrE

Krita is super awesome, you should really try to see what you think.

Anonymous 22162

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>>22157
>Linux is faster than windoze
Am I the only one who has this problem?
Extracting/moving large files on windows is tiresome and infuriating. It took me nearly 2 hours to install Sims 4. That's like ~23GB of files. What does an installer do? Unpack things. On Manjaro it takes me 15 minutes max to unpack that many files. It drives me mad. Windows struggles even with moving 1gigs from one folder to another. I either have a talent for making Windows perform terribly every time I use it, or it's just a shitty OS.

Maybe it's my computer. But I'd imagine that a computer I buy would be able to handle the OS it comes with. It's a year old, by the way.
—————
So let's talk about DEs. Currently, I use Budgie. It's just a modified GNOME and not really customizable, but it looks good out of the box and works just fine. I tried KDE but never got a hang of it. Deepin DE seems to be a bit unpopular, and I'm surprised to see that people use it outside of deepin itself. It looks and feels like a phone.

What's something interesting I can do with KDE?

Anonymous 22163

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>>22162
sorry for double post, forgot to mention…
>>22150
If you want something for an old computer, try debian stable with XFCE or MATE. Those are lightweight desktop environments that don't look too bad. KDE is also pretty lightweight, but if you have trouble running it just disable animations and special effects.

Anonymous 22164

>>22162
Winowzer is garbage because everyone is forced to use it, hence the fact that all computers come with it pre-installed(which is part of the over head cost btw). Microsoft cornering the OS market renders them invulnerable to competition. Most of windows is now programmed in java if I'm correct and nevertheless it is all outsourced code from India where they have 1000 unskilled programmers cobble out the work of 1-2 good programmers for half the cost.

The thing about linux is that it is made by people who are computer geniuses, just doing it for fun and giving it away.

Anonymous 22166

>>22164
>Most of windows is now programmed in java if I'm correct and nevertheless it is all outsourced code from India where they have 1000 unskilled programmers cobble out the work of 1-2 good programmers for half the cost.

I have to imagine this is bait, but if not.. none of Windows is written in Java. It's assembly, c, c++, and c#. Microsoft having a bunch of support people in India has nothing to do with the real work which is done in the states.

Anonymous 22167

>>22164
I had a good laugh, thank you.

Anonymous 22168

>>22166
You're right, it was android that has too much garbage written in java. C#, that's what I was looking for. They made a proprietary garbage language to duct tape up their abomination of a dumpster fire of c++, with the only redeeming quality being a locked down as fuck boiler room built out of assembly and C.

I quit using windows years ago when I had to use a linux live disc to rehash shell32 just so I could change my desktop background without being extorted to buy the full OS. Windows7 starter made me hard quit microsoft for good.

Anonymous 22174

>>22168
I changed from windows back in the ages of when 7 was new and it flat out refused to connect to my home WiFi. I tried everything. I phoned everyone. Until I finally found a tech support site saying "Sometimes windows misreads the network type, lol, there's no solution to it." Installed Linux, worked out of the box like a charm.

It also works with my 16 years old printer, out of the box. Imagine the windows nightmare.

Anonymous 22175

I use it a lot for work, but all headless, I'm not familiar with distros for daily use outside of a brief stint with Ubuntu.

I've been thinking of switching for my main laptop after mu current machine dies because I don't like some of the design choices with newer mac books and certain bugs in OSX lately are really annoying me, but I was just gifted an iPad and ended up splurging for an apple pencil shortly after and I love using them with my current laptop for various tasks. Now I'm conflicted. I feel it's still inevitable I'll switch at some point, just not sure when.

Anonymous 22203

>>22174
All old printers had a pretty uniform driver system, only recently did printer manufacturers make their drivers proprietary. The only good printers nowadays is the black and white only brother lazer jet printers, you can print out hundreds of books before the ink fades.
>>22175
What system do you use at work? You could just use the non-server version of that to keep you comfortable.

I recommend getting an old laptop from 2010 or so. Something obsolete for running win10 will be the cheapest. I bought a laptop that couldn't even run windows 8, like it couldn't open up a browser without crashing even with a new install; that thing ran for months but it had a faulty design in the cooling system so it had to be raised up on blocks and clocked down so it wouldn't cook. The kids I was baby sitting scooted it over on my coffee table covering up the main cooling fan intake vent. It cooked that computer dead. I just took the hard drive out and put it in the computer I'm currently using.



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