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Hi yall. I have been using windows till today ezcept i tried dual booting Kali and failed everything cas i had 2 OS in single drive so back to windows withing 3 days. I play some CS2 as hobby and do some light coding/programming. Nothing fancy, cs2, VSCode, i might switch browser but rn usin chrome. Spotify is prolly good to have. Do you think i should try OpenSuse? Or do you have any good recommendations? Plz lmk. Also i have 7700x and 6800xt, AMD doesnt have problem with Linux right.

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Depends how new you are to linux, a how beginner friendly you want it to be.

 

I always go for ubuntu because it works great and has reasonably good support for most things.

2 hours ago, OybeX3D said:

AMD doesnt have problem with Linux right.

Both Opensuse and Ubuntu definitely support most recent (probably even most old) AMD graphics. Both are well known distros of linux so they probably both wont be a problem, but id recommend Ubuntu due to the fact that it probably has more ease-of-use with the snap package manager and all that

 

Both Opensuse and Ubuntu will probably even install the driver for you, and even if it doesn't it probably isn't that hard to install yourself, AMD even has a page for it if you are using Ubuntu:

https://www.amd.com/en/support/linux-drivers

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6 minutes ago, WillLTT said:

Both Opensuse and Ubuntu will probably even install the driver for you, and even if it doesn't it probably isn't that hard to install yourself, AMD even has a page for it if you are using Ubuntu:

https://www.amd.com/en/support/linux-drivers

AMD drivers are built right in to the Kernel these days, so yeah no intervention needed.

 

I would actually recommend staying away from Ubuntu for a short while. 24.04 has had some bad issues. An alternate recommendation that is equally as good is Fedora.

 

But in realistic terms, the base doesn't mean much to most people unless you're delving in to the weeds of the system. Which DE you go with makes more difference depending on who you ask.

 

Gnome is friendly these days but takes a few tweaks if you don't want the default tablet like interface (uses extensions but these are slower to update and break between Gnome releases sometimes). Now that KDE 6.x has gone fully Wayland, I actually recommend going that route; the interface is more familiar too if you're used to Windows.

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25 minutes ago, Brando212 said:

I would actually recommend staying away from Ubuntu for a short while. 24.04 has had some bad issues. An alternate recommendation that is equally as good is Fedora.

Did not know that, have not been using it since 22.04 as i just use Windows for convenience🤷‍♂️

 

25 minutes ago, Brando212 said:

Now that KDE 6.x has gone fully Wayland, I actually recommend going that route; the interface is more familiar too if you're used to Windows.

+1

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12 hours ago, W1ll1aming said:

Depends how new you are to linux, a how beginner friendly you want it to be.

 

I always go for ubuntu because it works great and has reasonably good support for most things.

Both Opensuse and Ubuntu definitely support most recent (probably even most old) AMD graphics. Both are well known distros of linux so they probably both wont be a problem, but id recommend Ubuntu due to the fact that it probably has more ease-of-use with the snap package manager and all that

 

Both Opensuse and Ubuntu will probably even install the driver for you, and even if it doesn't it probably isn't that hard to install yourself, AMD even has a page for it if you are using Ubuntu:

https://www.amd.com/en/support/linux-drivers

I was told Ubuntu is bad before too and I did check out Fedora but OpenSuse gives more control and I am okay with using terminal to install and update stuff. Ive used stuff like these a little so shouldn't be that hard. 

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OpenSuse is quite nice, but isn't as mainstream as other systems, so official package availability and documentation may be lacking.

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On 6/22/2024 at 1:38 AM, OybeX3D said:

I was told Ubuntu is bad before too and I did check out Fedora but OpenSuse gives more control and I am okay with using terminal to install and update stuff. Ive used stuff like these a little so shouldn't be that hard. 

Ubuntu is popular but is also doing some arguably "tasteless" stuff, like heavily pushing snaps. Altho it is subjective opinion of course.

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OpenSUSE and Fedora both nuke Hardware Accelerated Codecs, If you want to gamble with community packages then there are alt packages available

Be aware that the future of both of these distros is pretty uncertain at the moment

  • Fedora (RedHat)
    • RedHat has been laying of Fedora Employees
    • RedHat has been pulling out of Supporting the Desktop Space
  • OpenSUSE (SUSE)
    • SUSE CEO Recently fired
    • SUSE Gambling with high risk contracts and employees
    • SUSE Recently delisted from the stock exchange due to poor performance
    • SUSE barely being able to maintain a board of directors
    • SUSE has been sold off on multiple occasions

These matter as these community distros are funded by their parent companies.

 

Ubuntu is a ok distro, however Snaps are heavily pushed and unsupported by many upstream devs. Flatpak which has been gaining more adoption is mostly unsupported by Ubuntu, deb packages are in a similiar position currently. Both of these can be used on Ubuntu by installing things like gdebi and following the flatpak documentation, but they will be unsupported by Ubuntu's App Store. Native Deb packages may be making a return in the near future however, but this may be canceled out in the later future as they continue to push towards being immutable and all snap.

 

Since your new I would probably go with Linux Mint or PopOS, both are based on Ubuntu LTS, well supported, support deb and flatpak, and don't nuke Codecs.

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