@allison Linux: Some weird spins on gentoo, Artix in a chroot for anti- software, Alpine, OpenWRT, postmarketOS, SailfishOS, also ~always got a Tails and an Ubuntu LiveUSB BSD: FreeBSD, NetBSD Proprietary Unix: Solaris 11 (I know, I'm not the one that installed it) Plan9: My raspberryPi runs on 9front Other: Whatever runs in my printer
@firstname.lastname@example.org I installed in an unfortunate situation when I broke my Slackware by trying to optimize glibc. Unfortunately I didn't have any linux distro liveUSB so had to install what I had - Win 10. Now I'm kinda afraid to go back because uni relies on many windows apps...
Linux: for personal use, I distro-hop a lot, but I’m most comfortable with vanilla Arch. Used Gentoo for a bit, but it sucks. Slackware is nice, but i barely use it. I can also conclude that NixOS is terrible. For servers, I historically used Fedora, openSUSE, Raspbian, and Gentoo.
BSD: Used OpenBSD for a while, pretty nice, but at the time there was no rust support for x86_32 so i dropped it (like an idiot). FreeBSD, strangely, i don’t seem to use a lot. Considering trying NetBSD.
@email@example.com I'd like to use linux even virtualized on here, and Even, must admit, it runs like bliss on windows build of qemu with "whpx" accelerator.. ..when it doesn't bluescreen because of watchdog clock timeout that is...
@firstname.lastname@example.org well you get the qemu build from either the "approved" qemu build or a 3rd party one, and the whpx is enabled by adding "-accel whpx" to a run command. It needs A Windows Hypervisor platform component enabled to work
@allison I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.
There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
@allison Fedora Linux - it's the new 'standard OS' I put on computers when I can.
I kinda don't like how deeply embedded in the enterprise/business sphere it is - lots of things included that I have no need for currently. But I like having binary packages and lots of support from applications. Most of my irl friends aren't technical at all and so it matters that I can run say, Discord, to chat with them (though I find myself on Matrix more often.)
@allison I have Windows 10 on my gaming PC; macOS on most of my computers; Debian (MATE + i3) on my Pinebook Pro — though it feels sluggish now and may need another move back to Wayland, I just hate juggling xorg+wayland clipboards
@allison checked linux, p9, and windows. Mostly use arch linux for daily stuff because I've been using it for years and it works for me, armbian on some rk3399 boards that host some home automation services. Windows for some proprietary CAD/CAM stuff I need and other software for uni as well as the occasional game. Plan 9 is virtualized on linux and I'll probably install it natively on a raspi at some point.
On the one hand, I know Linux infrastructure and its community very well, and I hate it enough to not use it on personal desktop hardware (but today it's the only sane choice on servers thanks to systemd, OCI containers, a bunch of different Linux subsystems and file systems).
On the other hand, this is very strange, but Windows 10 has worse support of hardware than Linux for me (it works awful on my Thinkpad X230 and there's no easy way to disable CPU/GPU mitigations to get back muh performance). And it lacks some cute Linux-exclusive applications I use (Spot for Spotify, Apostrophe for Markdown editing, no GPU acceleration on Kdenlive, better shell). Finally, GNOME sometimes just does a better UX job than Windows 10 UI.
In a better world where I don't need to work with Linux containers and to play stupid proprietary video games my daily driver could be OpenBSD with the default cwm. But not in this timeline, well.
@allison Tons of customization, though lately I just switch from Breeze to Breeze Dark, add maybe 3 repositories, and don't tweak much else. When I was younger I'd spend so much time tweaking KDE and adding tons of repos which inevitably broke my setup.
@denza252@allison I kinda like the hybrid dark/light thing that Kubuntu has by default. Plasma 5.21 has it as well.
My main gripe with Kubuntu is that you have to get a PPA to get an up to date version of Plasma. I personally like using it on Arch, though I'm not using it atm since I need to use certain old libs that don't work in Arch for some reason.
@allison windows/ios on our tablets just 'cause that's all they'll run as for linux, artix on anything that needs to be encrypted, alpine on everything else (mostly because we haven't gotten around to building ykfde for alpine) oh, and manjaro arm on our pinephone - would much rather not, especially since it uses systemd, but it seems to be the distro with the most support for stuff
@allison For me it's Linux (Manjaro) on my Laptop and unfortunately Windows on my tower PC, as Anti-Cheats like BattlEye still don't work under Linux (or Windows VMs under KVM for that matter).
It's infuriating as the game I mainly play (Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege) runs under Linux with better performance than under Windows... If you disable BattlEye... Which means you can't play the game online which is kinda the point of the whole game.
@allison i use computer, i dunno it hard, how computer, i didnt see i use computer so i thought i would reply, i use computer os, i like computer, it goes and it let me go. I gogog when i use computer. Computer nice. It lets me install browser and i like computer. Do you like computer? i think you do cause you made this poll about how you say “OS”. I like ossy osbourne if thats what you mean, ossy funny ossy make me laugh he goes “SHARINGGGG” .
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@lycheefroot And more importantly, software. x86(_64), PPC, and ARM get you the ability to run something like 95% of the actually interesting software in existence natively or through emulation, and the gap is narrowing every day (thanks in no small part to the MAME team going absolutely ballistic on emulating everything else)
@allison I still use Windows for some things like work and college per se. But I've been using Linux a lot more lately. Currently, I use Linux Mint for my laptops I have (one is a dual boot with Windows), but I'm seriously considering switching to Debian + XFCE considering how buggy Mint's been lately.