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Experiences of Elementary OS Loki?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Hades, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 18,557

    Location: Surrey and London

    I've been looking around for a new Linux distro. Previously I've been using Mint Cinnamon which I do love. But I thought it's good to keep an open mind. Today I've been trying Elementary OS Loki and it really does seem good. However I've read a few people saying it's a little buggy and you need to install a lot with the command line.

    I really don't mind about the command line although a buggy OS is a deal breaker for me. The only other issue I've encountered is poor battery life on a laptop.

    I'm currently running it from a USB stick before deciding whether to use it full time. What are other people's long term experiences of Elementary, whether Loki or a previous version?

  2. stopper

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 17, 2010

    Posts: 1,522

    No experience with elementary so can't help you there.
    But on any Ubuntu distro, you might want to install Laptop Mode Tools to help increase your battery life.
  3. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 18,557

    Location: Surrey and London

    Thanks. That's helpful. I'll give it a try.
  4. Schnippzle


    Joined: Oct 9, 2006

    Posts: 3,709

    Location: here

    Tried elementary for a while on a Gigabyte laptop as well as my desktop. Found it to generally be nice, but quite buggy. Mail client would run in background on startup, then crash, even after being disabled. Their bundled web browser was also quite buggy for me.

    Went back to Fedora soon after :)

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