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 No.16644

When actually will be the year of Linux?

Do I need anything in check when turning my old gaming laptop into a linux distro lappy

It is has two gpus, intel and nvidia

 No.16645

>>16644
Also what's the best, most beautiful looking Linux rom, i mean distro

Are there really any differences in all these distros, like other than UI and some CPU tweaks

Is there anything like ASOP that's like pure linux

is DOS open source, what is it and why does it still exist

 No.16646

never

 No.16649

>>16645
If I remember right DOS source code was published long long ago already and forks exist of it

 No.16651

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>>16645
>is DOS open source, what is it and why does it still exist
FreeDos is an open source Dos and comes with a network stack and package manager. It started back in 1994 when Dos was still popular and exists for those that want a more modern Dos as even Caldera Dos is dated by comparison.

 No.16652

>>16644
Around the mid 2000s when it started dominanting as server os and then around 2011 when android took off in popularity.

Linux as a desktop os has never really been popular because most commercial software devs don't support it. Word, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, AutoCAD, etc. don't work on Linux and the vast majority of people who use them aren't willing to use a VM or run an old version with Wine. That's not going to change soon because Linux desktop development is a mess and the effort to ensure compatibility isn't worth capturing the tiny market share of desktop Linux users who are likely using the FOSS alternatives anyway.

The situation is a bit different for gaming because although people involved in media production and other work mostly use macos, gamers & the rest use windows. So some companies like steam are negatively affected by Microsoft's attempt to create their own app platform (Windows Store) and iirc Microsoft has given certain store privileges to Epic Games which is steams direct competitor. That's why steam has been pushing gaming on Linux and contributing to Wine.
>>16645
You could install arch Linux and add what you need to it. There are real differences between distros such as different package repos and package management systems and different init systems.

 No.16653

>>16645
>Also what's the best, most beautiful looking Linux rom, i mean distro

The best desktop Linux in terms of interesting new functionality is probably NixOs with KDE
It's still somewhat newbie friendly while also having the reproducible builds feature.
A single config file can contain basically your entire system configuration and that file can be used to reproduce your exact system.
It makes it easy to tinker with your system and roll it back if you screw it up.
Their package manager eliminates the possibility for dependency problems.

The best looking Linux distro depends on your taste.
Garuda Linux probably has the desktop UI with the most aggressive bling and effects.

If you never used any Linux, you are better served with something like Linux Mint.
If you begin with Linux and want to avoid frustration, you should find a blogger or youtuber with lots of tutorials and then basically do all their tutorials. That way you will pick up a lot of Linux know-how with very little emotional damage.

>Are there really any differences in all these distros, like other than UI and some CPU tweaks

Most Linux Distros work more or less the same under the hood but there sometimes are differences

>Is there anything like ASOP that's like pure linux

Not really
There are base-distros like Debian or Fedora that serve as the basis for many other distros but there is no "pure linux."

>is DOS open source, what is it and why does it still exist

Freedos is open source, and it's mostly used in virtual machines to run old software.

 No.16655

>>16653
>That way you will pick up a lot of Linux know-how with very little emotional damage.

Why you gotta know me like this anon?

 No.16656

>>16645
linux is just an OS kernel
you won't be able to run "pure linux"

 No.16657

>>16653
>KDE
It's pretty, but hard to use even for someone who's been using linux since high school like me. i3, i3-gaps or sway were actually much easier for me to learn when I was starting because all the keybinds are on a single config and you can make it do whatever you want with some tinkering.

 No.16665

>>16657
>i3, i3-gaps or sway were actually much easier for me to learn when I was starting because all the keybinds are on a single config and you can make it do whatever you want with some tinkering.
use dwm, you'll never go back to anything else.

 No.16667

>>16645
>why does it still exist
Many of these legacy systems were set up long time ago and are still kicking through sheer "If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It™"

 No.16729

i use herbstluftwm as a wm, because it has most useful features (for example tabbing) already included and sane defaults, and the configuration is super easy, in contrast for example to dwm or bspwm
my favourite desktop environment is cinnamon and i use fedora atm

 No.16734

>>16729
hey i was shilling that here months ago

 No.16735

>>16644
>When actually will be the year of Linux?
I moved to all linux about 10 years ago, so for me it's been the decade of Linux.
All i can say is that while there were some downsides, the upside is that it no longer feels like I'm at war with my computer.

When will the rest of people turn to Linux?
I don't know but rumors have it that Microsoft plans to put advertisements into the file explorer.
There has to come a point where de-bloating and sanitizing windows is going to be more effort than learning a bit of Linux.
So i guess that's the point where more people start switching over.

For Linux to really take off there need to be more laptops that come pre-installed with it.
Being honest, if that happens Microsoft will probably go full anti-competitive monopoly tyrant and push for hardware shackles to lock out Linux. They might end killing the X86 platform the same way they tanked Nokia. I don't know how impactful that will be, maybe we will be happy computing on RISCV chips no problem, with some occasional X86 nostalgia.

I guess that with the success of the steam-gaming-handheld the Linux share of personal computing will go up a little bit.

 No.16743

>>16735
We have been on the X86 platform for a stupidly long time and really the AT platform was never meant to be open, IBM just managed to lose control of it. I can't think of any other platform that has hardware compatibility going back 40 years.

 No.16755

>>16645
Just use Fedora. Silverblue if you don't do development (or don't mind a container-based workflow). The year of Linux has been every year since about 2012, it just depends on when you, personally, make the plunge and find out that you can do pretty much everything you need to do for daily computing.

 No.16836


 No.16852

>>16735
How did they tank Nokia

I thought the chromebooks that most students use nowadays run Linux

And so is steamdeck, I feel we are closer than ever to the mass adoption of Linux

Most phones run a type of linux

 No.16855

>>16852
Hate to break it to you but where I live the school gives free laptops… running windows 10 education edition. spooky

 No.16858

>>16855
>free windows 10 eduction laptops
And I'm guessing these are sponsored by Micro$oft?

 No.16859

>>16858
Nah, don't live in that kind of place. They just made secondary education free.

 No.16860

>>16859
The post was guessing the laptops themselves are sponsored by Microsoft, just like how the Mac labs were sponsored by Apple when they were a thing schools had. I was lucky where my High School in the 90s was donated an old Unix workstation that while never used in any courses the computer club had access to.

 No.16913

>>16860
I see. But no, we didn't, microsoft is too far away to be concerned with us. The corruption was propably more local, the same shitty IT firm that has no competition sold them with a literal neckbeard IT guy on the side(he watches anime without subtitles).

 No.16916

>>16644
I've been running EndeavourOS for a few months now after switching from M*njaro and aside from a few games not working I've been having a good time. My laptop actually has a 960M and despite the nvidia problems I've been doing alright with the drivers.

 No.17088

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>>16916
how did you get the drivers to work? i'm using the same os with a gpu similar to a 960m (m1200) and nvidia keeps making me seethe and cope due to how hybrid graphics just refuse to work. i did something that fixed them, and then immediately enraged the mighty novideo gods by installing some retarded script that fucked up everything so hard that i couldn't even use my dgpu lmao. only managed to fix it by randomly stumbling around and reinstalling packages
>>16913
>he watches anime without subtitles


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