I have talked a bit of shit about the linux in the past, but for some reason ever few years I feel like I should give it another go.
I have always supported the fact that windows works fine. I still maintain that windows 8 is no where near as bad as people say... damn near windows 7 with stupid overbearing start menu...
Anyways, my computer's specs aren't as impressive as they used to be, and while I don't mind win 8 I no longer feel much loyalty to windows.
Reading about android made it time to try it again.
Went through a good number of distros, but finally settled on Mint 13 LTS with cinnamon. Really liking it.
Really helped that this time I read good bits of "The Linux Bible" which went a long way to help get settled.
I've found the most up to date release of linux break to fucking easily. If you don't mind an active role in keeping your computer running go for it... But as a newb still all of them ended up having nagging issues relatively soon.
This mint LTS has been REALLY stable. Could damn near give this to my mother. Nothing too crazy but a decent amount of customization... I hate the default green theme but with some tweaks it clean and simple.
I don't play many games these days, so I find that I almost always load linux.... its just a little quicker in most situations. Really like the options, and how transparent the OS is. Lots of nice little things, right click a window title bar and chose always on top...
The more I read the more I like the idea and community as well. Nice that so many people can pull together selflessly for a common good like that. Particularly interesting that the origins of the OS can be traced back to message board postings.
Funny to see decades old posts from linus torvalds basically talking shit to people, such as when he was criticized and asked why GIT was't written in C++ when it was so clearly better, and he responds if for no other reason then to piss off people like the author of the question it was worth it.
But I guess, bottom line.... Its come a long fucking way.
If you have tried it and given up, or dismissed it entirely give it an honest try and do some reading on how it works and how to propperly set it up, rather then just copying and pasting some random command starting with "hashtag sudo something something" that wont make your printer work... Actually learn what a modprob is and how to modify your path, check logs and configure your .bashrc file...
Its like anything else, a lot of options can mean easy to break, but if you learn what your doing its a pretty nice environment to be in.
Fuck that was long, even if no one read it...still Guinness.
Last edited by VicktorVauhn (2014-01-13 00:31:37)