What Linux Operating Systems do you like?

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Well I always assumed that it would be difficult to switch from ubuntu to debian because lack of support for PPAs. However it seems that the following tools: `extrepo`, `deb-get` and `add-apt-repository` are all cabable of working over on debian.

However perhaps a bit more work with the random 3rd party softwares. For example to manually override the release name from debian ones to ubuntu ones.
 
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Same here. Not had any video issues and game performance etc. is very similar to Windows for me.

I'm an AMD user though and Nvidia drivers tend to take slightly more effort on linux from my experience.
 
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Haven’t had issues myself. Multi-monitor and high refresh rate; Nvidia and AMD.
To be fair it was quite a while ago I was.having issues. I'd like to think it's come a way since then.

Same here. Not had any video issues and game performance etc. is very similar to Windows for me.

I'm an AMD user though and Nvidia drivers tend to take slightly more effort on linux from my experience.
Interestingly I had better FPS in Minecraft Java in Ubuntu than I did in Windows! Vanilla and modded.
 
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Never going back to *buntu cos of their insistence on Snap.
I don't disagree but for people new to Linux it's ideal IMO, out of all the Distro's there's probably more guides/info out there on how to do X on *buntu than most (any?) other distro.
 
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I remember using the JetBrains suite on Ubuntu and the Snaps had an _incredibly_ long boot time.

I want to love Linux...
You can love Linux, and still despise Snap. Same with SystemD. Neither is Linux, they're just ****** bolt-ons on top that you can choose whether to use or not.
I don't disagree but for people new to Linux it's ideal IMO, out of all the Distro's there's probably more guides/info out there on how to do X on *buntu than most (any?) other distro.
That's a double edged sword, though. The more Ubuntu becomes a de facto standard, the more they get away with stupid crap like this, because so many people are locked into using it (I use the term lightly) and will have to put up with it. It's the same with Chrome being so dominant in the browser space, and Google pushing through (or outright making up) arbitrary web standards other browsers don't use, ultimately fracturing the Web.

If people are really needing that level of hand-holding, there are plenty of Ubuntu based Snap-free distros such as Pop_OS!, Mint and Neon etc. Sorry-not-sorry to sound like a bit of an old grey beard here; but ultimately, though, 'we' managed well enough through the 90s and 00s, where man was the go-to when we didn't know how to make stuff work. Every big distro (Arch, Debian, Gentoo, Fedora, openSUSE et al.) has a comprehensive wiki, forums, chats and subreddits etc available. When you take the time to learn how the actual operating system works (Linux, *BSD, whatever) rather than 'how to copy and paste these lines into $distro to make stuff work', then it doesn't matter whether you end up in front of Debian, RHEL, Arch, Alpine or something else - it's all the same underneath and you know what to do, or at least where to start looking. IMHO that's the way it *should* be - making it too easy only leads to frustration and disappointment further down the line.

Also, Flatpak > Snap. :p
 
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