What Linux to choose for work?

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  1. vinku

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    I've tested for now Arch, Manjaro, Ubuntu, Mint and elementary OS.

    Arch and Manjaro, some 4 months but I've dreamed about games and removed it.

    Ubuntu/Mint - after install, usually uninstall - problems with nvidia optimus always or after reboot system is dead even with console.


    Maybe test pure Debian or go with Arch again? I want stability. Windows 10 is killing me.
    I am using Ubuntu live for financial things now, for work Windows 10 and it's always killing resources.
    16gb memory here, i7 and works like shit after few months and these updates;/ I have pro version and always forcing me updates even I've disabled it. Few weeks ago it's started to showing...ads in explorer, even it's disabled ^^

    My requirements: Android Studio, virtualbox or vmware (to emulate win with phostoshop) and that's all.
     
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    Only time I've played games on Linux was on Ubuntu Desktop. Worked just fine.
     
  3. davids355

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    Personally I like Ubuntu. But personally only used CLI. I tried GUI versions a few times but just dont like it, i think windows is the best for anything desktop related. Linux is best for server stuff.
     
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    Ubuntu Desktop works perfect for me as well.
     
  5. vinku

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    but win 10 is killing any hardware;) try to leave it idle, hdd working, (idk about ssd) :D what he is doing?
     
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    I use linux mint and it has everything I need for productivity. Mint is basically ubuntu, but with better UI. Support for HiDPI disply is pretty good, so my display hardware is used to the full extent. I have AMD Radeon btw.
    here's a screenshot of my desktop
    [​IMG]

    If you are having problem with the graphics card, try looking for the particular model's driver. I also had to install the driver manually.

    Virtualbox and Android studio, both are available on this platform, but instead of photoshop, you could use GIMP + Inkscape which works perfectly for me.. Allthough the interface might be tough to get used to.
     
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  7. davids355

    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You want the truth? In my opinion 7200rpm spinning disk drives are just no longer up to the task of handling a modern operating system.

    get an SSD drive and trust me, you will never have another issue again.

    I have put SSD drives in almost the lowest end laptops that you can currently buy and they out-perform some high end laptops with spinning disks in them.

    Of course, linux has a much smaller footprint but honestly if you want to work with popular software, games etc then you are just creating a big hassle for yourself running linux GUI.
     
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    I have 3 discs, 2 hdd and 1 ssd and I am just worried about SSD, if operations are running constant like with hdd... then who give me my money back for destroyed ssd?
     
  9. prot0

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    I'd go with Arch for maximum customization and good package manager
     
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    I really like mint. It sounds like you didnt upgrade graphics card mate.

    Search - Driver Manager and upgrade all drivers
     
  11. uncutu

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    tried a bunch couple years ago. aside from rolling release/fixed release, and some terminal commands,they all seem the same just different DE/WM.
    i used ubuntu until the amazon bs came then moved to mint. happy with it.
     
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    Does Arch linux support HiDPI displays? I have always wanted to try the various flavours of linux but my graphics card is the main culprit why I am still staying with mint.
     
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    It is supported not specifically by the distribution (Arch) but it is supported by the main Desktop Environments (Gnome, KDE, etc). I haven't a HiDPI display but arch wiki is awesome and you should take a look at this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI
     
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    yeahh that's what I thought. Mint I guess uses KDE. Will do some testing to see if this distro fits my needs. I have another laptop sitting doing nothing. I will install Arch into it then.

    edit:
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2
    That's what I needed thanks :D
     
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    With Ubuntu you should not have issues (as long you know to configure it ofc)
     
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    No problem! I'd suggest you to try installing Arch in a virtual machine first to practice as first time installing it is surely different than installing it using a GUI. Again, Arch Wiki has an awesome installation section where they explain step by step how to install and making partitions, networking and stuff like that ;)
     
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    Installation ain't a problem for me lol. The other laptop I have is currently, windows 8.1. I will reformat it and go for arch.