- Sep 10, 2015
Yeah that's why I'm still on windows XD.Linux is good until you find out a program that refuses to run with WINE, but you can always use a VM or dual boot. If you decide to install Linux, avoid GNOME at all costs it's slow, unintuitive and uses more RAM than Windows 10 with all telemetry enabled
Still I really love the Linux community for DXVK .Yeah that's why I'm still on windows XD.
Some mod loaders I use can probably work but require a lot of trouble shooting(best case scenario ).
So instead of wasting my time on troubleshooting /reading Reddit all day long .
I just play !
so far not worth it especially since you can use DXVK on windows to get maybe 1-2 less fps over Linux in worst case so similar performance with more usability
- Windscribe is broken in Arch so replaced it with ProtonVPN
- Browsers: FF, Chromium (from Arch repo), Opera and Brave
- Pamac is the best Linux store, everything from OSS to propietary software, snaps, AUR, flatpak, etc in a fast and simple GUI
- Free SoftMaker Office
- Games work the same as in Windows
- Virtualbox instead of VMware
- Optimus working out of the box with non-free drivers, just use prime-run (app) and enjoy
Linux is good until you find out a program that refuses to run with WINE, but you can always use a VM or dual boot. If you decide to install Linux, avoid GNOME at all costs it's slow, unintuitive and uses more RAM than Windows 10 with all telemetry enabled
I love manjaro too, used for 3 years. The best part is arch based which give a slim rolling release, but with 2 weeks of delays respect arch. In this way u dont have to download new versions, and dont have much risk of break the system when some applications get update (bugs,etc can be solved in some days). If i could uninstall fortnite there was no reason for use windows. For ppls that like windows games, u can try to install lutris. It support many games.Manjaro is a really good distro and one of my favorites. The team behind it is doing a great job IMHO. It's a really good distro for those who want an Arch based distro, but don't want to go through the hassle of installing Arch.
While gaming on Linux has come a long ways and continues to get better, there are still come things that refuse to work (right now anyways). Depending on what it is, Windows in a VM, or dual boot is a good compromise. Now if you really want to get fancy, one could attempt VFIO which basically runs Windows in a VM, but allow it to have direct access to hardware (ie: GPU), so it runs as if it was installed directly on the hardware.
As to Gnome, ya...you either like it, or you hate it. I actually like it, but I can see why others don't. They've designed it to be a keyboard driven interface, which is the complete opposite of most DE's which are more mouse driven interfaces. KDE is also high up on my list, I like it a lot and it's probably the most popular DE out there right now. This is really the best part of linux. Don't like the DE, swap it out for one you like more. I've done that with Pop!_OS as well. In trying out different things, I installed KDE plasma on top and it ran really well!
Most of the times if you screw up something it's easier to reinstall everything and you will develop distrohopping, a mental disease that causes an individual to change its distro several times per day/week.
Now you can take part in the Windows Defender Only challenge.WD with ConfigureDefender since I prefer compatibility over false security feelings.
After a month of using Linux (mostly Manjaro KDE) I went back to Windows 10 but not before telling my experience so far.
The bad (aka everything that glitters is not gold)
- The Linux kernel is more optimized and there are some light desktop environments (DE) like LxQT which can make an old computer feel faster (and save RAM ofc).
- Updates are fast and they don't eat your disk space (I'm looking at you always-growing WinSxS folder which can only be managed by DISM), the software you install also gets updated automatically and there's no need for 3rd party updaters cause everything is unified unlike MS ecosystem where you can't even update your UWP apps whithin Windows Update.
- No messy regedit, most apps store their settings inside .conf files (which are far easier to manipulate) and since the package manager handles installs you can completely remove all of their traces when uninstalling also EXT4 drives are rarely fragmented so those days of running a defrag overnight are a thing of the past (aka average "enlightened" Linux user referring to its Windows days).
- You can play most AAA games without major performance impact using Wine, DXVK, Steam Proton nor Lutris excluding games with kernel level anticheat/DRM.
- It makes you more tech savvy, btw avoid blindly copying & pasting random commands in a terminal as root without knowing what they do.
- Good memes on Reddit.
- Linux's graphics stack is inferior Windows' in terms of daily computing, e.g most browsers don't support VA-API hardware acceleration (Firefox 80 will address this while Chromium requires a special patch to be applied during compilation which is found on Arch builds out of the box) so expect high CPU spikes when playing high-resolution videos.
- Some well-known software like O365 or the Adobe CC suite doesn't runs on Wine so this can be a no go for most people.
- Firefox despite being the default browser in most distros runs slower on Linux.
- Most of the times if you screw up something it's easier to reinstall everything and you will develop distrohopping, a mental disease that causes an individual to change its distro several times per day/week.
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I close this by saying that Linux will always be in my hearth... my phone, the smart TV too, most web servers, the router and probably everything else that isn't a personal computer but connects to the Internet
- Nvidia drivers for Linux are low quality (e.g you can't hibernate without having a kernel panic), only AMD/Intel drivers are good on Linux.
- My laptop speakers make cracking sounds during videoconferences.
RAM is there to use and Windows does a great step managing it which means too much used will get unused if other programs need it.Went back to Manjaro, Windows 10 was using like 5GB of RAM with the same things open vs 3GB with Manjaro.
My Linux also uses it all with 4 VMs, tons of browser tabs, videos playing, discord, Steam, etc.RAM is there to use and Windows does a great step managing it which means too much used will get unused if other programs need it.
Anyway this sounds not like a Windows problem as my Windows never use so much and i have 16GB.
cowsay bye tux :(