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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Mesa, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Mesa

    Mesa Newbie

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    Anybody here use Linux as main OS? What is your favorite distro and flavor?

    I have only used Ubuntu, Kali and Fedora. Fedora with gnome is by far my favorite. After switching to Linux as main OS i will never touch windows or mac again unless i have to. I like controlling my own computer and not being a slave to microsoft and apple.
     
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    ah the awakening hehe.. doesn't matter which distro, its how you configure it and what you like more about the distros.
    main differences for example are the package managers like apt-get on debian and yum on fedora/centos and so on
     
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    lacifitra Power Member

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    For everyday things?
    Zorin OS.

    For coding/pentesting?
    Either Kali or Gentoo.
     
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    My favorite for dropping tools... LFS from debian source without a DE. For everyday work/dev ... Debian. For pentesting Kali. For enterprise client work Redhat. For Video/Media rich simplicity.. Suse. For SEO/data tools... Arch with strong Pythonic focus.
     
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    NX_NULL Regular Member Premium Member

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    What kind of bullshit is that


    Does linux increase your efficiency if the answer is No, You are wasting your time on it.
     
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    Linux Mint is my favorite and I use it every day.
     
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    Archlinux with bspwm. I'd recommend going with a rolling release distro. A good one is manjaro, it's essentially a batteries included version of arch.
     
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    I use Linux mint. You can learn linux with this.
     
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    2+ years on Linux Mint, I don't think I could be much happier.
     
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    Manjaro

    If you know Linux already, go with arch. I just know enough to live with Linux so I just use Manjaro.
     
  11. davids355

    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Love Linux for server OS. But the gui and the Linux workstation, it’s a big no from me. It’s not anywhere near developed enough to compete with Microsoft or apple imho.
     
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    Bruv, how old are you? lmfao

    yeah same here, I'd rather use it with a terminal/Vim alone, I dont like their GUI that much. It looks like it has been designed with css and it doesnt feel solid unlike windows or mac.
     
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    I use linux as my main os. Have been since the 1990's. Of course I can't fully give up Windows so I keep one desktop and one notebook computer running Windows 10. All my other work machines are Linux.

    Have you tried it recently? The newest release kUbuntu (ubuntu + kde) 18.04 is amazing. I think 19 is almost out if not out already.

    I was a terminal user for years. But since the latest Ubuntu releases they've really stepped up their GUI game here. I know it was quirky in the past but for me now everything works.

    Only issue I find is with the lack of a single file explorer standard. If one browser uses one file API, the recent files and other special folders show one thing and a different file manager shows another. This is my main complaint with the GUI right now.

    Everything else is very smooth even on my notebook computers. I flip it open and it's instantly connected to wifi, no quirks, detects anything I plug into it and so on. A couple years back it'd choke on some wifi places and stuff like that. No more IME.
     
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  14. timothywcrane

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    I can remember using Win 1.4 with a "backport" style that "created" the Koolest new thing... copper connected networks at 9600. ;)

    Never was a Vim/Emacs user.

    Sometimes, chasing the Win/Mac feel was a mistake (Gnome/KDE/Unity)... Yuck... I agree

    but a happily fucked with XFCE can be fun to use ( with a little GIMP/Blender skills in combo .. the creative skies have no limit. can't create 3d pannels and manipulate them through Compiz in Win10) even though initially it may seem a little drab "out of the box".

    and fluxbox can really be something that takes the Microglitz out of the picture all together, with added flexability.
     
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    On my main machine I started with Kali, then Linux Mint, then Arch, which I've had for several months now. I use Debian stable on all my VPS.
     
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    Big user of Debian,

    And UNIX such as FreeBSD for ZFS management
     
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    I liked the old ubuntu UI to be honest, I just dont got the feeling for gnome/kde and some other stuff, well, xfce seems good to me too. I just feel like, classic.
     
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    I must admit I haven’t tried it for quite a while. Maybe I’ll give it another go sometime.
     
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    I have started long time ago with Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog), tried almost all distros but on the end i stayed with Ubuntu.