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1 Year Linux Challenge


Two years into the challenge and I’m still running strong with linux as my primary OS. I’ve mainly stayed within the Ubuntu family, namely Ubuntu Gnome, MATE as well as KDE Neon. My desktop hardware hasn’t changed but in the new year it looks like I’ll be doing my first AMD/AMD build. My laptop was replaced with another intel/nvidia machine. My previous laptop didn’t require much tinkering in order to get linux running on it. However my new laptop had a lot more issues with system locks during the install/first boot process. I ended up installing an XPS 15 specific re-spin of Ubuntu which works fairly well. Over the holidays I’ll give a more up to date kernel a try and see if something of my problems have been resolved.

Over the past two years I’ve gone back to school and finished an CS degree. The university uses primarily Linux machines for their program, and I’ve only had one project that required me to dual boot into Windows for Visual Studio.

Overall I’m still quite happy and plan on staying on board for a good long while. Steam linux support has also helped the experience greatly. I don’t need a huge game library but I do want the ability to play a significant number of high quality games, which the platform now has. Now that I have some spare time I’ll be finding an open source project to start contributing to help build my portfolio and help push the platform along.

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So how’s it going @TeckMonster?



Visual Studio is available for linux. I don’t know since when. I don’t program. :stuck_out_tongue:



Visual Studio Code is “just” a text editor. It’s quite extensible with all the addons, but it’s not VS IDE that’s on Windows. That being said, VS IDE is bloated crap (IMO) and VS Code is much better EVEN though it’s a fucking electron app.

The only reason to use VS IDE is to be able to do Windows UWP programs and/or XAML based UI.

Well I guess Unreal Engine 4 and Unity also integrate it well.

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Oooo. lol.

Ignore what i said @Shambles :stuck_out_tongue: :smiley:



It’s going fine. I did accidentally nuke my OS, so I had to reinstall, and there were some odd audio issues that seemed to have gone away. Still having to use Windows for games is annoying, but I’m sure that won’t be a big deal soon enough.

Overall I’m liking it, but I’m still having growing pains every once in a while.

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git good, read man. :wink:



Well, I definitely posted here over a year ago :wink:

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Forum Meta Discussion 2019 2nd Edition

Been years mainly Linux user. Only thing that has been keeping multibooting are games (and Fusion 360).
1st day of this year i decided finally get rid of ms-crap and removed last multibooting configuration. Last Windows machine in house is my wifes workstation and she is already thinking to follow me in this challenge. :smiley:



Why not use Atom?



Day one. I switched from Windows 7 to Linux Mint 18.3. I tried 19.1 twice and messed it up trying to install plasma. Two tries with 18.3 and I am there. Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 and got the KDE Plasma desktop working great for now.
Day 3. I got everything I need switched to linux except thunderbird. Games I’ll worry about after I rebuild my rig. My old EVGA X58 3680 Xeon is still stable as a rock after 9 years. It is just time for more horsepower. Handbrake is way faster on linux than windows.



It’s nice to see this challenge is still alive and well. Seems crazy to me now looking back that I had to challenge myself to kick over to Linux as a main user. (before I mainly just used it for servers)

However, for those looking to get involved don’t think that you have to stop using Windows or Mac OS (or even BSD). I still use Windows day to day for gaming, although most of my life is spent in Linux these days.

So good luck to anyone else who wishes to get involved.



I just wish there was an easy solution for temp monitoring for cpu. I have tried different things and I can’t get the sensors to work with my 2700x.

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I have decide to take the challenge of using Linux for a year. I’ve always just dabbled with Linux here and there. But never really learned it, if your know what I mean. Whilst in school(2006) it was covered briefly and I’ve used it to play around with Fedora over the years. Anyway I’ll be using Ubuntu(VM) over the next year so I’ll post updates or questions periodically.



Good luck bro!






I have begin in earnest last night.

will report back on 4/13/2020

even if I have been using Ubuntu for 3 years



New linux member enrolls here!

I will be back at 12/04/2020



Don’t you mean 2020 :wink:



Yes i ment that!