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Giganthrax

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3700x
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    ASUS X370 Pro
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4 3000MHz
  • GPU
    GTX 1070
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    Raidmax Vampire
  • PSU
    Seasonic M12II 620W
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    Noctua NH-U14S
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Classic
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    Logitech G600

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  1. Windows 10 is going to be supported until 2025. A lot can happen in that time, including Valve making Linux gaming as good as it is on Windows, so I'm not especially concerned even if MS becomes like Apple.
  2. Just install it in a virtual machine. It's literally 10x easier and you dont have to worry about a little usb stick.
  3. I don't think the large number of distros is a problem since the mainstream ones are well-known and trying different ones out is extremely easy and 100% free. The main problem is that Windows/MacOS come pre-installed on computers, while also being extremely reliable, prepackaged with useful apps, and very user-friendly, so 99% of the desktop users never feel any need to switch. In case you run into some problem with your MacOS/Win10, the internet is absolutely brimming with troubleshooting tips and there's a big chance you know at least someone who can help you out. Un
  4. You won't be. Windows 10 will be supported until 2025. There's no reason to switch to Windows 11 anytime soon unless you really want to.
  5. If you want to play games, just use Windows and save yourself a lot of hassle. Especially if you play competitive games, because anti-cheat doesn't work well with Linux. That being said, any Ubuntu flavor, Linux Mint, Pop_OS, and ZorinOS are all good, beginner-friendly distros.
  6. It may be a mobo/BIOS version issue. My Ryzen 3700x kept crashing constantly when it was in my X370 Pro mobo (which was BIOS-updated to be compatible with the 3xxx CPUs), to the point where my computer was pretty much unusable. The moment I put the 3700x into a B450 mobo, all problems disappeared and it works perfectly now. The 1600x I use in the X370 Pro is also perfectly stable. No crashes whatsoever. The AMD 8150FX I had before I switched to Ryzen was also perfectly stable as far as I remember. It had overheating issues with the stock cooler of course, b
  7. All of the distros I used (Lubuntu, Mint, ZorinOS, FerenOS, etc.) have an in-built updater program that notifies you when updates are available and generally handles all of them on its own, similar to how the Win10 updater does it. In some cases, it may ask you to restart the PC to complete the installation. Major updates (such as going from 18.04 to 20.04 in Ubuntu) vary from distro to distro. For instance, while they were still on LXDE, Lubuntu enabled you to easily update from, say 17.04 to 18.04 via the updater (in most cases), whereas once they switched to the LXQT desktop env
  8. I hand them down to people or just keep them around to collect dust. If I can, I try to find a use for them. For example, I have an 11 year old toshiba satellite that I use to watch movies in bed, and as an emergency work computer in case my main PC malfunctions during work hours.
  9. Linux Mint or ZorinOS. Kubuntu is also pretty nice.
  10. These browsers either don't have the features you need for full usage, or aren't nearly as lightweight as they advertise themselves to be. Trust me, I've tried lots of them.
  11. For regular desktop use, Linux has the following advantages: - Most distros are more lightweight than Windows, which makes Linux run better on weaker hardware (not really an advantage since crucial programs such as Chrome are still just as demanding) - It doesn't get viruses or malware (major advantage for many people) - It's free (major advantage if you don't know you can buy a win10 pro key for $4 on ebay) - Microsoft doesn't spy on you (some people really care about this, lol) IMO unless your use case is extremely basic (you just want to browse websites, watc
  12. It probably boots into the live usb version of PoP which is designed to let you try it out before installing. There should be an INSTALL POPOS icon on the desktop or somewhere on the menu which starts the installation. At least thats how it works with every other distro I tried.
  13. It's a feature update to the next Linux Mint version. It literally comes with a step-by-step guide on how to install it that requires me to backup my system. I didn't install it because I use my laptop for work and don't need this update. Still, it's something inexperienced users need to keep in mind to keep from accidentaly wrecking their OS.
  14. Keep in mind that Linux distros get updates all the time as well and in my experience they tend to be a lot buggier than Win10. Linux Mint gets major updates that actually urge you to back up your system before installing them due to the risk of something breaking being pretty high. I'm not telling you this to put you off Linux but rather to help you temper your expectations. Linux is great but it has a significant learning curve and it takes a long time before you can master it to the point where you're able to ensure flawless operation.
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