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About Giganthrax

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

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  1. Revolutions happen for reason. Democracy was created and implemented because people were deeply unhappy with the other systems that existed at the time and wanted a change. I frankly don't think anyone on this forum is unhappy with the current way things are managed, so there's no need to organize a revolution. Also, democracy could never exist on a forum because every forum has an administrator who can shut it down when and as they please. So any democracy there would be just an illusion, as a single person will still always have absolute power.
  2. I once installed PopOS in a VM to try it out. It was hella bugged so I was like "PopOS? More like NopeOS, amirite?" and uninstalled it. The moment Linus said Pop was his distro of choice, I knew we were in for a fun video.
  3. Both Linus and Luke should absolutely use a mainstream, LTS, hopefully Ubuntu-based distro with a modern, nice-looking interface, preferably something like KDE that's easy and intuitive for Windows users to switch to. Arch, OpenSUSE, and other advanced stuff shouldn't even be considered. The goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible, and to show to the greater audience that this transition doesn't have to be a massive hassle. This type of video may not be overly exciting to longtime Linux users, but it's ultimately what's best for everyone.
  4. Linux has many advantages, but gaming isn't one of them. Stick to Windows 10 if your primary goal is gaming.
  5. I doubt these apps have a meaningful effect on your power expenditures. However, some of them may be eating away at your PC resources for no reason. Just open the task manager > startup, and disable every one of these launchers on startup. You'll probably find a bunch of other programs to disable too, so disable the ones you don't need as well. Leaving this trash enabled on startup just makes your Windows boot times slower and needlessly uses some of your computer's resources.
  6. As stated above, ZorinOS is just another version of Ubuntu, so gaming shouldn't be any different. Just keep in mind ZorinOS isn't as up-to-date as Ubuntu is, so you may be missing some cutting-edge features. For me personally, Linux Mint Mate has been by far the most reliable and intuitive of all the Linux distros I've been using lately. I even daily drive it on my work laptop. As for gaming, I haven't actually tried it because why would I? I have my Win10 PC for that. If you want the best gaming experience, just go Win10, at least for another year until we see how Stea
  7. The desktop on my main PC. I'm partial to this wallpaper... for now.
  8. 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.
  9. Just install it in a virtual machine. It's literally 10x easier and you dont have to worry about a little usb stick.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.