@gueorgui propriatory software.
@rob Is it really? Their Github repos seem to be under GPL?
@rob Ooh, thanks for the clarification. None of the distros here ring a bell (my last experience with Linux on the desktop was in the early 2000s). What are you running nowadays and how is it?
@gueorgui and but that's only if you want to do the purist like RMS.
@gueorgui now if you want something working out of the box yes, but I would go for KDE Neon instead. LTS based Ubuntu/Latest KDE Plasma. Really stable you should give it a try!
@rob Cool, thank you! I will investigate that as well.
@gueorgui I used it for about a week a few months ago. It didn't feel all that different form Ubuntu 19.04, tbh. Granted, I was running pop!_os on very much not a system76 machine, and it seems that the OS is really optimized to shine on their hardware (GPU switching, etc.) -- I wouldn't dissuade someone from using it, but to my eye it seems pretty much on par with Ubuntu 19.04 with a bit of extra polish.
@eli_oat Thanks, that's helpful! What are you running instead now?
@gueorgui I run Ubuntu 19.04 pretty much everywhere these days. It isn't necessarily the most fun distro, but it has been absolutely rock-solid for me since release and it doesn't get in my way.
@eli_oat Sounds good. I tried it in a VM actually and I (stupid pet peeve alert) got a kind of visceral dislike towards the Gnome skin they use. Is there any way to revert to the stock one?
@eli_oat Thank you! I'll take a good look at those. So far it seems like Gnome is what I want to use rather than KDE or XFCE — I'm coming from the Mac and Gnome seems like the closest thing UI-wise, so I think stock Gnome is for me!
@eli_oat Thanks, that's a good looking website! Will take a closer look.
@gueorgui I've been using it for over a year now and I like it. Pop OS 18.04 LTS is stable and I have yet to experience any issues with it. I use it primarily as Plex Media server, Samba & NFS server, as well as a VM host so you're mileage may vary. If your shopping for a new Distro check out Solus.
@infection_agent I want a machine to write code on, so our use cases might be different! I might still give it a try, though.
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