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Any Linux Nerds Here?fave distro? How long you been at it? How proficient?

NorthMage

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I have toyed around for years and years, played around with a whole lot of distros. Still no grandlinuxwixard, i can just somewhat navigate a terminal, at my best get duke nukem and blood to run. I loveeee Mint its like windows on XP just kept getting updates.
 

Incognitus

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Linux Admin is one of the many hats I wear at work. Mostly use Centos and Ubuntu for work related stuff. I suppose we'll need to look at Rocky Linux or something, due to the changes to Centos. Too bad, it was great for an enterprise OS while it lasted.

Manjaro KDE for gaming, especially through Steam.

It's been awhile since I tried Mint. Tried many years ago and liked it. Desktop distro isn't super important to me since I almost never use a GUI anyways.
 

NorthMage

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Linux Admin is one of the many hats I wear at work. Mostly use Centos and Ubuntu for work related stuff. I suppose we'll need to look at Rocky Linux or something, due to the changes to Centos. Too bad, it was great for an enterprise OS while it lasted.

Manjaro KDE for gaming, especially through Steam.

It's been awhile since I tried Mint. Tried many years ago and liked it. Desktop distro isn't super important to me since I almost never use a GUI anyways.
Righteous, i would call that VERY proficient. Unfortunately for me i will be forever hooked on using the GUI.
 

SkullTraill

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Oh, after having installed well over 25 distros, I'd love to answer this:
  • For enthusiast/curiosity/learning/tinkering: Gentoo, Slackware, BSD (not linux, but unix based)
  • For productivity: Arch, Manjaro, Endeavor (basically most Arch based distros) with a tiling window manager like i3, dwm, bspwm, awesome, xmonad
  • For gaming: Still haven't tried this, but I would still probably go with an arch based distro with KDE plasma, like Incog mentioned, Manjaro would probably be good. I've heard good things about OpenSUSE Tumbleweed as well, but haven't done any gaming on it.
  • For servers/VPS: Debian based distro like Ubuntu LTS lite, which has replaced CentOS for many people. OpenSUSE would be fine too.
  • For the elderly/senior relatives: Mostly debian based stuff, like Linux Mint, Zorin, Elementary... with a good windows like DE/WM like Cinnamon, MATE, KDE Plasma etc.
  • For hacking/pen testing: Kali
  • For extreme privacy/buying drugs online: Tails
 

Incognitus

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Gentoo is for masochists. šŸ˜‚

When I started as an admin in 1996ish, I started with BSDi. I hated that shit. Ive never been a big fan so FreeBSD or openbsd either.
 

SkullTraill

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Gentoo is for masochists. šŸ˜‚

When I started as an admin in 1996ish, I started with BSDi. I hated that shit. Ive never been a big fan so FreeBSD or openbsd either.
Hahah yeah fair enough. But if someone's really interested in computer science, gentoo, with all it's manual building and GCC flags is really enlightening. I would never use gentoo, or even BSD for anything productivity related. But, BSD is leading the charge with the ZFS file system, which is quickly becoming the best option for servers as well.

They're definitely geared more towards linux/compsci enthusiasts, but worthy operating systems tbh.
 
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