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I have a new laptop coming and plan to roll with a Linux desktop for the first time. I've used Windows as my desktop the last 20 years but I can't stand it any longer. From system apps constantly taking all my cpu or memory resources doing who the fuck knows what and constantly forced to have Windows Updates install all the time. In addition, I don't have confidence that Microsoft won't spy on me or sell my data even without my consent.
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09-11-2017 08:19 PM
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As Richard Stallman says, using free software is not about convenience. As a matter of fact, sometimes free software has less functionality and is of lower quality, but its about freedom and freedom requires making sacrifices. So if you cant find a free software alternative to something you normally use, then you simply do without it, or start a project to develop it yourself. At first I thought he was crazy, but now i see the wisdom in his words. With many companies like MS and Adobe not only spying on you with backdoors in them, they are now turning their products into perpetual subscription software. Which means you'll never own a copy, you can just rent it forever. So if you want to use photoshop or lightroom for example, you'll forever have to pay 10 a month. If you have thousands and thousands of photos in the LR catalogue with edits and all that, you're basically screwed and better like the idea of paying forever. Most nonfree software is going that route. Once my mac dies, I will not be buying a new one. I'll only be using my refurbished linux laptop for my personal computing and make do with any limitations or missing features.
09-12-2017 07:43 AM
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I've moved to Manjaro from arch due to a couple little things, and am so far pretty happy. Arch has some things that get broken or don't play nicely and I don't really have the time to read through all the wikis and stuff. My workstation is supposed to be a productivity machine, so I didn't want the hassle.

Manjaro seems to be a perfect mix of what makes arch great (specifically Pacman manager, the user repository, rolling updates, and completely modular design) with ease of install, installed packages that I install anyways like Libreoffice, and stability over arch's bleeding edge. I've noticed things just work together better in Manjaro, whereas id likely need to spend hours in arch to get them to where they are out of the box.

That being said, I reduced my windows partition to a fraction of what it once was for using windows specific apps like office and Adobe suites and a couple games. If I really want to, maybe I'll look into wine down the line. Linux is now my daily driver on my desktop, and macOS is still on my macbook, which allows me access to everything I don't have on my workstation. Creative types will want macOS, windows is for games, Linux is for doing the heavy lifting like data science, financial modelling, and running servers.

One thing I'll say is you honestly don't realise how much better your computer could run without all the bloatware on windows. I logged in yesterday to reduce my windows partition and my machine was throttling due to windows defender. I have a pretty powerful machine but that's insane that a piece of software that is necessary to run windows is taking up like 15-20% of my CPU's capacity. You don't realise it until you've built your own experience in Linux that your machine could be so much better.

It's been a long road but I'd definitely say Linux is where it's at if you want to get into the nitty gritty of how operating systems function, and actually use a lot of things that 90% of people would never touch in windows. It is super nice to run heavy apps without Linux breaking a sweat because it's not consuming resources elsewhere. There's a reason programmers use it.

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09-18-2017 12:58 PM
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Opened this thread expecting to see naked Colombians bent over in the prone position.

Take care of those titties for me.
09-18-2017 01:59 PM
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