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12-31-2015, 02:18 AM
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Where mah Gentoo users at?
I just use good old Debian. Can't really go wrong with that.
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12-31-2015, 06:01 AM
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I switched from Arch to Antergos, which is just Arch with installer.

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12-31-2015, 09:10 AM
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I use arch, but usually reccomend antergos to new users until they get confortable with installing from scratch. I prefer arch to debaian on the desktop due to packages frequently being out of date, but that really doesn't matter unless youre developing. Also I like the AUR.

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12-31-2015, 09:02 PM
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I use Debian on my home server because of the wide support base and stability. If I use Linux on daily use computers I would either use Ubuntu (again, wide support) or Gentoo.
These days it's just too time consuming for me to install Gentoo and nothing Linux feels as smooth as OS X imo (sorry...)
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01-01-2016, 05:56 AM
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01-11-2016, 12:44 PM
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If I need to setup a web server, MySQL, and all that, I prefer using Ubuntu or CentOS. For personal use, I always go with Arch or Debian-based distributions.
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02-04-2016, 11:17 PM
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All of the weird donation shit on elementarys page scared me off. They were having you put in a download ammount before getting the ISO, but then complained when people put in $0.
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02-05-2016, 07:13 AM
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(02-04-2016, 11:17 PM)fried Wrote: All of the weird donation shit on elementarys page scared me off. They were having you put in a download ammount before getting the ISO, but then complained when people put in $0.

I don't really appreciate the default options to pay money for an OS that I could get for free almost anywhere else, so I'm with you on that. However EOS itself is not that bad.
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02-05-2016, 11:48 AM
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I think what elementary OS is doing is absolutely brilliant. My only quarrel with it is the (understandable) inclusion of the ubuntu software center, which shovels poorly made proprietary software, making them the favourite/recommended options. While the presence of proprietary software can be disabled, it is only temporary, hence diminishing the OS's utility as a freedom respecting distro for those with an absence of technical knowledge. Otherwise, it has incomparable ease of use for a GNU/Linux ditribution, as well as being one of the best looking/functioning distros out of the box.
I quite like the donation system as it in no way contradicts the ideals of free software, whilst supporting the project. Remember, the only part of free software that must be gratis (or more spectifically of no extra cost) is the source code. Even if the ability to make the price 0 was removed, it could be legally aquired from other distributors (or others with a copy) at no cost. This is because you are paying for the software's delivery to your system, not a license.
Fortunately the issues ought to be ammended in the near future, with the next LTS release of Ubuntu arriving and the abandonment of the software center in favour of GNOME software (which is not available from the 14.04 repositorys, and likely won't ever be.)
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02-05-2016, 03:22 PM
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(02-05-2016, 07:13 AM)tftp Wrote:
(02-04-2016, 11:17 PM)fried Wrote: All of the weird donation shit on elementarys page scared me off. They were having you put in a download ammount before getting the ISO, but then complained when people put in $0.

I don't really appreciate the default options to pay money for an OS that I could get for free almost anywhere else, so I'm with you on that. However EOS itself is not that bad.

I just don't think another debian riced out of the box is anything special to warrant making a donation to
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02-06-2016, 03:16 AM
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Oh I use debian unstable for development.

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02-07-2016, 08:33 AM
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Elementary not being free – I'm totally cool with that. Especially that it's "pay what you want".
What I'm not totally cool is this.

But overall donations are awesome. I feel really good knowing there are people there who will pay for software, even if they don't have to. Just because they appreciate work put in development.
Lately I'm kind of poor, so I don't donate that often, but I still try to send at least 2$ for projects I like the most.

And the thing is. Often people don't donate, simply because they don't think about it too much. We unconsciously treat "donate" buttons as some kind of trap waiting to take our money.

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02-07-2016, 07:42 PM
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>>36412
>We unconsciously treat "donate" buttons as some kind of trap waiting to take our money.
That's a great point. Making it the default forces the user to consider it a purchase instead of a donation, or even consider it at all. Having "Enter payment amount" before you even see a download button is substantially more difficult to miss than a discreet donate button. It being the default paypal one featured on just about every other software page doesn't really help either.
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02-07-2016, 08:46 PM (This post was last modified: 02-07-2016, 08:47 PM by Equinox.)
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(12-31-2015, 06:01 AM)metod Wrote: I switched from Arch to Antergos, which is just Arch with installer.

Not really... Antergos is pretty much it's own fork of Arch, essentially the Ubuntu of Arch (though not as shitty, and not canonical). Antergos installs GNOME, X11, and many other applications (completely defeating the purpose of Arch Linux in the first place).

For Antergos to be "Arch with installer", Arch would have to have the same exact packages installed by default as Antergos (but then there would be no point to Antergos in the first place).

Saying Antergos is Arch with an installer is the same as saying Manjaro is arch with an installer. Arch is a do-it-yourself system. Antergos is not.


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02-08-2016, 04:45 AM
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>>36434
Well, this is true. I simply didn't want to go into that much details. Maybe instead I should say it's Arch + DE + some applications + configuration.

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02-17-2016, 01:52 AM
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I run Slackware on my thinkpad, and Debian on my office box and VPS

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02-29-2016, 01:36 PM
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Using arch on my desktop, freeBSD on homeserver (would use dragonflyBSD but homeserver shitbox is 32bit). Have some craptops lying around with random distros i tried

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03-01-2016, 04:06 PM
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Using Ubuntu 14.04 on every Server i have.

Just love it simply.
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03-02-2016, 03:13 PM
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arch on my desktop and antergos on my laptop, because i was too lazy to get luks working....
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03-08-2016, 05:53 AM
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Arch on my Desktop, Arch ARM on Rasberry PI b+ and sometimes Arch on my Android Phone
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03-09-2016, 05:29 AM
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(03-08-2016, 05:53 AM)Axotion Wrote: Arch on my Desktop, Arch ARM on Rasberry PI b+ and sometimes Arch on my Android Phone

>>Arch on android phone

Am not good with computer, how do this.
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03-09-2016, 05:35 AM
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(03-09-2016, 05:29 AM)AnonMoose Wrote:
(03-08-2016, 05:53 AM)Axotion Wrote: Arch on my Desktop, Arch ARM on Rasberry PI b+ and sometimes Arch on my Android Phone

>>Arch on android phone

Am not good with computer, how do this.

Honestly if not good, then don't. However, if you still feel compelled to do this, I'd read up on documentation and what not. Boring, but it should teach you what you need to know to accomplish things. Perhaps even Arch on Android.

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03-09-2016, 11:51 AM
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(03-09-2016, 05:29 AM)AnonMoose Wrote:
(03-08-2016, 05:53 AM)Axotion Wrote: Arch on my Desktop, Arch ARM on Rasberry PI b+ and sometimes Arch on my Android Phone

>>Arch on android phone

Am not good with computer, how do this.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...roid&hl=pl just use this
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03-09-2016, 04:31 PM
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(03-09-2016, 11:51 AM)Axotion Wrote:
(03-09-2016, 05:29 AM)AnonMoose Wrote:
(03-08-2016, 05:53 AM)Axotion Wrote: Arch on my Desktop, Arch ARM on Rasberry PI b+ and sometimes Arch on my Android Phone

>>Arch on android phone

Am not good with computer, how do this.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...roid&hl=pl just use this
Thanks I'll have to try this.
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03-09-2016, 04:34 PM (This post was last modified: 03-09-2016, 04:37 PM by AnonMoose.)
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(03-09-2016, 05:35 AM)snow Wrote:
(03-09-2016, 05:29 AM)AnonMoose Wrote:
(03-08-2016, 05:53 AM)Axotion Wrote: Arch on my Desktop, Arch ARM on Rasberry PI b+ and sometimes Arch on my Android Phone

>>Arch on android phone

Am not good with computer, how do this.

Honestly if not good, then don't. However, if you still feel compelled to do this, I'd read up on documentation and what not. Boring, but it should teach you what you need to know to accomplish things. Perhaps even Arch on Android.

Yeah, I know, it was just a joke, I'd be fine doing an arch install.