Which linux distro are you using?

Uhh, aren’t there hash checks to prevent issues like that like deb’s use?

I don’t know how the corruption happened and why it wasn’t detected - maybe some heisenbug with the Samsung SSD (and/or my partitioning) manifested itself.

I actually tried Linux Mint first - but it would regularly freeze at the boot screen or a bit later in the session. Arch let me build up the installation bit-by-bit - which pointed me towards the dual graphics being the problem. Once I knew that, I could blacklist the default driver and install Bumblebee instead.

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Which Linux Mint was that? Newer editions (I think 17.2+ or something ) come with default nvidia dual/switch graphics support. Clement purchased a laptop with an nvidia optimus as he got tired of the bugs and decided to fix it and keep it tested :slight_smile:

Linux Mint 17 Qiana KDE Edition

Another thing I ended up appreciating with Arch is that you only end up with what you ask for. I’m finding more and more that these “batteries included” / “ready-and-all-your-can-eat-buffet” type packages are by their nature bloated and still don’t include what I’m looking for.

I love Xubuntu :slight_smile: Works great with dual monitors and it always feels snappy.
Ubuntu with Unity is a disaster as it doesn’t work well with two monitors, I always wonder if Unity devs have any.
Kubuntu works ok, but it’s too much bling for me.
I avoid Mint because it feels like there’s not much code review going on, and there was a reported hack.
Fedora uses Gnome 3 and the Xfce spin feels like someone did a “dnf install @xfce-desktop-environment” and slapped the result on an ISO, although it does feel faster and more stable than Ubuntu.
I’m a Linux noob so those are just my observations :slight_smile:

Funtoo Linux Intel64-nehalem funtoo-stable standard from stage 1 if you know what I mean :smile:

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Ubuntu 16.04 at work and home. Only because I try to code and keep my stuff on same distro and version which I have on servers :smiley:

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Elementary OS Loki

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thanks guys ultimately i switched to antergos OS based on Arch linux. so far so good

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Happily using Fedora 25 now.

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I mostly live in the BSD family of Unixes: FreeBSD, OpenBSD and macOS. I don’t use Linux very much. But when I do, I choose good ol’ Debian.

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If I had a choice about which linux to use I’d take a long look at nix.

https://nixos.org/

But I don’t so I just deal with whatever the work gods decree. They are all horrible in their own ways.

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Ubuntu LTS all the way on my computer (with Gnome desktop) and on all our servers, I like Arch though and Antergos looks interesting but I doubt I’ll ever switch.

If I’m not mistaken my system works since version 10.04 without having to reinstall it (even when dual booted Windows did it’s best to kill GRUB or defile partitions), that stability is worth a lot to me :slight_smile:

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Same for me. Full two days on Antergos and I’m loving the AUR. So far so good!

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Anyone using a Linux VM, with a Desktop Environment, on their mac? Does the Mac OS get in the way (of keyboard shortcuts) too much? I’d love to go back to using a tiling WM and I want to mess with buildroot. How is the trackpad? Maybe the trackpad wouldn’t matter too much if I had XMonad.

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The VMs are dead, long live docker :slight_smile:

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Docker is built on poor abstractions, long live Jails and Containers. :wink:

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I personally use Slackware. Aside from Linux, I also use OpenBSD (in particular, it’s what I prefer for servers and non-x86 workstations), and I have a machine that runs Haiku.

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Not poor abstraction :slight_smile: docker is part of https://www.opencontainers.org/

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Except its format is highly designed for a specific method of doing containers, it is not very extensible. :wink:

Like Illumos has a Docker layer on top of their Containers that people can use, but it lacks a lot of the capabilities the actual containers have, while being interestingly harder to use too. ^.^

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