Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

distros  

161 members have voted

  1. 1. distros



sorry if your favorite distro isnt in list you can type yours here 

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I love Manjaro

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G / Sapphire R9 290X / 16gb (2x8) Kingston ValueRam @ 2666Mhz / Gigabyte A320M-S2H / Kingston A400 120GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue 2.5" 1TB HDD / Cooler Master MWE450 / iCute Thing / LG 22MK400H-B 1920x1080 @ 75Hz / Dell P2210 1680 x 1050 @ 60Hz / Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury / E-Blue Memcanical Keyboard / Razer Kraken X (RMAing)

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

I love Manjaro

me too!

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, nox_ said:

openSuse.

pls vote in "other" category

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, mahyar said:

me too!

Me three.

Manjaro with i3.

Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, fuzz0r said:

Me three.

Manjaro with i3.

i ran manjaro on a e5200 !

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to use Arch, nowadays my fav is ElementaryOS mostly because its stable, pretty and easy to maintain which was a big factor as I am stupidly busy at work - but I also appreciate system76 PopOS!

 

Cheers.

 

Andrzej

"Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair."

 

/ Polak / Husband / Employee / Hetero / Carnivorous / Fugly / Geek / @$$hole / with ADD / Roman Catholic /

 

You can always buy me a cup of coffee if you feel like it...

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, AndrzejL said:

I used to use Arch, nowadays my fav is ElementaryOS mostly because its stable, pretty and easy to maintain which was a big factor as I am stupidly busy at work - but I also appreciate system76 PopOS!

 

Cheers.

 

Andrzej

thanks for your opinion i personally like debian and manjaro debian because of availability on something like a raspberry pi  zero with very little power

and manjaro because of being based on arch and customizable gui.

 

cheers.

 

mahyar :) 

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I like Ubuntu cause it's easy to use "out-of-the-box" and has extensive support/is well maintained. I'm currently looking into getting into cyber security field. I have an A+ cert and working on my Network+ and Security+. So I might be looking into Kali soon.

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, tonyfweb said:

I like Ubuntu cause it's easy to use "out-of-the-box" and has extensive support/is well maintained. I'm currently looking into getting into cyber security field. I have an A+ cert and working on my Network+ and Security+. So I might be looking into Kali soon.

my goal form my last two topics were to find out is it true that ubuntu is most popular distro and do the others think like me about old hardware

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

How do so many peole like Arch more than Ubuntu and Debian? I think Arch is too finnicky, I never use it, I use mainly Debian, Ubuntu, and occasionally openSuse. The reason I like Ubuntu is that it's easier to learn how to use certain commands in the terminal, especially since most of the installing commands are as simple as just 

sudo apt-get install

or 

sudo install

and such, and it isn't really complicated. I also really love Debian because you can just download a .deb application, and just double click it to install it instantly, kind of like a normal Windows .exe file. Along with that, universal installers (.jar files) are the best thing ever created. On Ubuntu. all you need to do is just use the command 

java -jar [filename.jar]

and it's installed... it doesn't get much easier than that! But for normal internet browsing, and just watching YouTube videos and Netflix, I use the stock Chromium OS developer software since I use Linux on my Chromebook. The one thing I don't like about Chromium OS, however, is that despite it being semi-open source, it is very scrict when it comes to security. You can't even install anything on it that doesn't come from the Chrome Web Store, and who even uses the Chrome Web Store? Maybe little kids who want to get slither.io "hacks" or a Cookie Clicker mod, but not many other reasons than that.

TL:DR - Ubuntu and Debian are the best, there's no arguing with that. But I think we can all agree that fedora is the absolute worst.

Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Splash3579 said:

How do so many peole like Arch more than Ubuntu and Debian? I think Arch is too finnicky, I never use it, I use mainly Debian, Ubuntu, and occasionally openSuse. The reason I like Ubuntu is that it's easier to learn how to use certain commands in the terminal, especially since most of the installing commands are as simple as just 


sudo apt-get install

 

On Arch most packages are as simple as

pacman -Sy package_name

Need to search for a package?

pacman -Ss keywords

want to use the AUR, just install a AUR helper such as yay. Yay use the same commands as pacman.

 

33 minutes ago, Splash3579 said:

universal installers (.jar files) are the best thing ever created. On Ubuntu. all you need to do is just use the command 


java -jar [filename.jar]

jar files are not universal installers, they are just java applications. You can execute it the same way across any distribution, if your system is configured for it, you can also just click on it.

 

33 minutes ago, Splash3579 said:

I also really love Debian because you can just download a .deb application.

Appimages, flatpaks, etc.. are becoming more common universal package formats across distributions that can just be downloaded and run or installed. A lot of applications have started transitioning to this.

 

33 minutes ago, Splash3579 said:

How do so many peole like Arch more than Ubuntu and Debian? I think Arch is too finnicky, I never use it, I use mainly Debian, Ubuntu, and occasionally openSuse.

Arch has up to date packages and a very active community. It is very well documented, which is why you will see most people reference the Arch Wiki regardless of distribution. Has a central user repository, AUR, though also supports community repositories and you can find a list on the Arch Wiki. Has several community maintained packages that only target Arch, including drivers. The ability to pick and choose individual packages and dependencies. I personally don't find it finicky at all and have a lot less issues compared to Ubuntu, I personally run Arch as my only OS for work, gaming, and development.

 

Ubuntu's documentation is usually fairly outdated and lacking. Most of Ubuntu's community isn't very active. It's severely outdated compared to Arch. No Central repository, relies on individually maintained repositories, which you need to hunt for and hope its maintained. Granted PPA's are pre-compiled vs the AUR that needs compiled. Packages are tied to groups giving little option to pick and choose without rebuilding the package.

 

Can't speak for the rest.

Link to post
Share on other sites

CentOS is my distro of choice. 

Quote

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams

System: R5-3600x, MSI B450i PLUS AC, Nvidia Geforce 1070. 16GB DDR4.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Arch for my desktop, CentOS for my servers, Alpine (if it's something simple) or Debian (if it gets more complicated) for my Docker images, OpenWRT for anything really constrained without a MMU.

 

On 7/31/2020 at 5:51 PM, Splash3579 said:

How do so many peole like Arch more than Ubuntu and Debian? I think Arch is too finnicky, I never use it, I use mainly Debian, Ubuntu, and occasionally openSuse. The reason I like Ubuntu is that it's easier to learn how to use certain commands in the terminal, especially since most of the installing commands are as simple as just 


sudo apt-get install

or 


sudo install

and such, and it isn't really complicated. I also really love Debian because you can just download a .deb application, and just double click it to install it instantly, kind of like a normal Windows .exe file. Along with that, universal installers (.jar files) are the best thing ever created. On Ubuntu. all you need to do is just use the command 


java -jar [filename.jar]

and it's installed... it doesn't get much easier than that! But for normal internet browsing, and just watching YouTube videos and Netflix, I use the stock Chromium OS developer software since I use Linux on my Chromebook. The one thing I don't like about Chromium OS, however, is that despite it being semi-open source, it is very scrict when it comes to security. You can't even install anything on it that doesn't come from the Chrome Web Store, and who even uses the Chrome Web Store? Maybe little kids who want to get slither.io "hacks" or a Cookie Clicker mod, but not many other reasons than that.

TL:DR - Ubuntu and Debian are the best, there's no arguing with that. But I think we can all agree that fedora is the absolute worst.

Installing stuff is as easy in any distro, be it an apt install, pacman -S or yum install.

Java files will run with the same commands you mentioned under any distro, since they are actually run under the JVM.

 

I like Arch mainly because it's rolling release (which means no dated software and libraries like in ubuntu or debian), and specially the AUR, where I can find pretty much anything I need. Way easier to use than messing with PPAs IMO.

 

I also have Arch installed under Crostini in my ChromeOS.

FX6300 @ 4.2GHz | Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 R2 | Hyper 212x | 3x 8GB + 1x 4GB @ 1600MHz | Gigabyte 2060 Super | Corsair CX650M | LG 43UK6520PSA
ASUS X550LN | i5 4210u | 12GB
Lenovo N23 Yoga

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

I used to use Lubuntu

Current PC Spec
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 4C8T 
CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth stock cooler
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX
RAM: Adata XPG D50 DDR4 3200 CL16 (XMP)
GPU: Asus Dual RX 580 O4G
Storages: 1x500GB Kingston A2000 M.2 NVME(boot drive) 1X1TB Adata SU800 Ultiamte 2.5 inch Sata3 SSD(Game storage) 1X1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM 3.5 inch Hard drive(game and mass storage)
Case: Montech Air 900 Mesh Mid-Tower ATX case
PSU: Delta GPS-500EB 80+ Bronze Non-Modular power supply
Case Fans: 4X Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 RGB fan, 2x 140mm Cooler Master A14-025

Keyboard: Ducky Zero 3108 Cherry MX red
Mouse: Logitech G603 LightSpeed
Headphone: Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Microphone: AVerMedia AM310

Link to post
Share on other sites

Gonna' seem like an unusual one, but the easiest I've found so far for a newbie: Zorin.

I haven't "needed" to touch the command line ONCE (Have done to experiment though) and works straight out of the "box". If I wanted to, I think I could run the whole OS FULLY off a USB but not tried yet (Need better USB and ports). Brilliant for the old computers that I needed to put it on. Could be used as a daily driver, but I'm not at that stage yet.

Also, VERY easy to get online and install anywhere you want.

If anyone has suggestions for any other system that would be worth a try, tell me. I wanna know! I wanna learn! And I'm open to trying out new OS's.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ubuntu was the first distro I ever used and it's what I keep coming back to. Anything with a monitor attached just gets the latest LTS desktop, and anything without gets the latest LTS Server image. And anytime I need to spin up a Linux VM on my primary computer, it's always Ubuntu. Easy to use and I'm very used the core components like apt, systemctl, etc. And I love how easy it is to get proprietary drivers for any odd hardware bits I might need.

 

I used to distro hop all the time, but then when Ubuntu 12.04 came out I loved Unity and stuck with it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

i voted debian since I use it the most. 

my favourite *desktop* distro so far is manjaro+kde, though I need to find an alternative whose terminal app (konsole) doesn't tear with display scaling != 0 to really be satisfied

my favourite container OS is alpine, like basically everyone else

Main Gaming Rig: i7-7700K @ 5.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 2400, Modded Corsair 280x Case, Full Soft Watercooling
Second Testbench Rig: i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz, RX 580 (air cooled), 16GB DDR3 1866, Thermaltake Core P3 White TG, CPU Soft Watercooling

Third Server Rig: R7 1700X @ 4.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 3000, Fractal Core 500, Full Soft Watercooling

Fourth LAN Rig: R5 3600X @ AGESA pls, RTX 2070, 32 GB DDR4 3200, Dan Case A4-SFV V4, 120mm AIO for the CPU

Fifth Router Rig: R3 2200G @ stock, 4GB DDR4 2400, what are cases, stock cooler
 

I don't have a problem...

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/31/2020 at 1:51 PM, Splash3579 said:

--Snip--

it doesn't get much easier than that! But for normal internet browsing, and just watching YouTube videos and Netflix, I use the stock Chromium OS developer software since I use Linux on my Chromebook. The one thing I don't like about Chromium OS, however, is that despite it being semi-open source, it is very scrict when it comes to security. You can't even install anything on it that doesn't come from the Chrome Web Store, and who even uses the Chrome Web Store? Maybe little kids who want to get slither.io "hacks" or a Cookie Clicker mod, but not many other reasons than that.

TL:DR - Ubuntu and Debian are the best, there's no arguing with that. But I think we can all agree that fedora is the absolute worst.

if you want to "empower" your chrome OS, there's a few things I have tried and recommend for various uses:
1) chromebrew, a package manager that'll give you access to a lot of useful stuff

2) the "linux apps" feature, which is basically a VM with debian in it (though it's a pretty lightweight one, and allows you to run docker, I think gui apps as well but i never tried cause I don't gui much)

3) crouton, a collection of convenient scripts that I believe are basically a very fancy chroot that allow you to run multiple distros off of the same chromeos kernel. worked pretty well for me on my old chromebook which i used before the linux apps beta came out. I also can confirm I used x11 in there because I did it for a class in university. I abandoned it for the VM so I could gain systemd and docker support, but it did work well (and very fast)

Main Gaming Rig: i7-7700K @ 5.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 2400, Modded Corsair 280x Case, Full Soft Watercooling
Second Testbench Rig: i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz, RX 580 (air cooled), 16GB DDR3 1866, Thermaltake Core P3 White TG, CPU Soft Watercooling

Third Server Rig: R7 1700X @ 4.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 3000, Fractal Core 500, Full Soft Watercooling

Fourth LAN Rig: R5 3600X @ AGESA pls, RTX 2070, 32 GB DDR4 3200, Dan Case A4-SFV V4, 120mm AIO for the CPU

Fifth Router Rig: R3 2200G @ stock, 4GB DDR4 2400, what are cases, stock cooler
 

I don't have a problem...

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, tarfeef101 said:

i voted debian since I use it the most. 

my favourite *desktop* distro so far is manjaro+kde, though I need to find an alternative whose terminal app (konsole) doesn't tear with display scaling != 0 to really be satisfied

my favourite container OS is alpine, like basically everyone else

well im pretty much like except i use debian for containers 

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, mahyar said:

well im pretty much like except i use debian for containers 

I hope you have a good reason for such heavy containers. I occasionally do use debian/9.x-slim or 10.x-slim when I need a base image that can't use musl c, or needs some other thing alpine can't easily provide, but that's not too common for me

Main Gaming Rig: i7-7700K @ 5.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 2400, Modded Corsair 280x Case, Full Soft Watercooling
Second Testbench Rig: i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz, RX 580 (air cooled), 16GB DDR3 1866, Thermaltake Core P3 White TG, CPU Soft Watercooling

Third Server Rig: R7 1700X @ 4.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 3000, Fractal Core 500, Full Soft Watercooling

Fourth LAN Rig: R5 3600X @ AGESA pls, RTX 2070, 32 GB DDR4 3200, Dan Case A4-SFV V4, 120mm AIO for the CPU

Fifth Router Rig: R3 2200G @ stock, 4GB DDR4 2400, what are cases, stock cooler
 

I don't have a problem...

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, tarfeef101 said:

I hope you have a good reason for such heavy containers. I occasionally do use debian/9.x-slim or 10.x-slim when I need a base image that can't use musl c, or needs some other thing alpine can't easily provide, but that's not too common for me

the thing is i dont use heavy containers so debian is sufficient 

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, mahyar said:

the thing is i dont use heavy containers so debian is sufficient 

You're missing the point. If your application is lightweight, alpine will allow you to drastically reduce your image size, which is usually something people try to do. One typically reserves heavier distros like debian for when they're the "last resort" due to an incompatibility like I mentioned with musl c.

Main Gaming Rig: i7-7700K @ 5.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 2400, Modded Corsair 280x Case, Full Soft Watercooling
Second Testbench Rig: i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz, RX 580 (air cooled), 16GB DDR3 1866, Thermaltake Core P3 White TG, CPU Soft Watercooling

Third Server Rig: R7 1700X @ 4.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 3000, Fractal Core 500, Full Soft Watercooling

Fourth LAN Rig: R5 3600X @ AGESA pls, RTX 2070, 32 GB DDR4 3200, Dan Case A4-SFV V4, 120mm AIO for the CPU

Fifth Router Rig: R3 2200G @ stock, 4GB DDR4 2400, what are cases, stock cooler
 

I don't have a problem...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×