I don't know why but it seems that some people are more than just dismissive of Linux. I recently posted a comment on a floatplane video detailing my current OS setup. This is the comment I made:
Since we’re talking operating systems I’ll go ahead and share my OS setup. I use XUbuntu (ubuntu Linux with the XKFC(*meant to say XKCE) Desktop environment). As a collage student (in computer programming) I’m actually supposed to be using windows 10. However I get threw most days without touching windows. My laptop came with a HHD preloaded with Windows. I promptly bought an m.2 ssd and chucked xubuntu onto it. I also carry an external ssd with a windows 10 virtual machine on it.
If I have to use windows I do so in a vm. Usually this is because I’m writing C code and so code I write for Unix won’t work (without tweaks) on Windows (which is what my prof uses). I’m also supposed to be using Microsoft Visual Studio for C/C++ code and for that I also need windows. The only reason I ever boot into the hhd with Windows is to use this one stupid anti cheating browser my school uses for online tests. Apparently it knows when it’s in a vm and refuses to let you write your test.
Linux is so solid now that I only really boot into windows on my hhd once a month or so. And the only time I use that vm windows is to write C code. It’s actually working really well for me.
I’ve only really mentioned so far how I use Windows when I have to but I’d like to point out that most of what I do is in Linux and it’s smooth, painless, and looks really quite pretty!
I have a dock at the bottom of my screen just like a Mac (but more customizable) and I’ve even found software online to control my keyboards RGB. I’m not worried about getting a virus from that rgb software though because it’s code is on github for the whole world to review!
I game on Linux! Steam is apparently a lot faster to load on Linux. Doom (2016) is my go to so I was thrilled when the first proton announcement listed Doom as white!
I also make games (I have a game programming course I’m still very much just learning) in Unity! Blender would be nice to have on Linux. OH WAIT IT IS! Eclipse is what my prof makes us use for java development. Is it on Linux? Sure is baby! What about Spotify? WE GOT IT! Firefox? Yep! Chrome? We’ve got chromium which is essentially open source chrome. We’ve also got orical and tor!
Guys I use PIA VPN on my ubuntu laptop!
Are you a retro gamer?WE’VE GOT ALL THE EMULATORS!
There’s so much great stuff it’s really worth looking into this. To me it’s blatantly obvious that anyone still using windows 7 because they don’t like 10 need to jump the windows boat altogether.
Windows is only going to get more unstable, more malicious, and less secure as time goes on. It’s a pile of hot garbage. Its on development team can’t keep track of the mess they’ve created! Why does it seem that every setting page has two versions of the same thing baked into the OS? What’s up with registrie editing?
Jump ship. Come to Linux. We’ll be happy to have you.
I checked on that comment 10 hours later and it had 3 dislikes. Now I know this is the internet and I shouldn't care so much about such things but this is making me feel kinda sore. I can't see how my comment could be anything but constructive. The only explanation I can think of is that people disliked it because it was "more Linux propaganda." In the video I commented on Linus mentioned another Linux video in the works. Maybe he could mention some of this disdain some people seem to have for Linux.
This isn't the first time I've witnessed people hating on windows. There seems to be a "Screw Linux" mentality in the mainstream tech area. I honestly don't understand it. Do people just not like hearing about it? Do people think Linux is something of a joke?
I think a great video would be for Linus to review Linux the same way he reviews phones and laptops. Take somebody's daily driver away and swap it out for a Linux solution. Check out /r/unixporn for an idea of how sweat a linux system can get!
Maybe I'm just a butt hurt Linux user. But I think there's a real discussion to be had here.
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