Other Operating Systems

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  1. Akula

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    So yeah, I've been looking at various operating systems today. I'm currently using Linux Mint. I installed Ubuntu, and hated it. Are there any others I should try/are good?
     
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    A single client connected to a residential gateway will always suck regardless of the operating system installed on it.
     
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    OK, but that's not the point of the thread.
     
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    Canonical does linux best. I use Kubuntu but also like Ubuntu w/ gnome, I dislike unity very much. This is the point options, Mint being one of the Ubuntu choices with less support.
     
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    Meh. The standard Ubuntu was too ugly for my tastes, and the dock like side was annoying. I fucking love Mint, and how it's set up.
     
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    The side panel is called unity, all it is is a gnome/compiz plugin. You could have set it up with gnome cinnamon like Mint uses by typing
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    sudo apt-get install cinnamon
    instead of installing a whole new OS. Just FYI/future reference/etc.
     
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    lol, thanks. I'm new to that stuff, as you can tell. I was surprised they uninstall so quickly though.
     
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    Ubuntu sold out.
     
  10. Shinmera

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    If you want to waste a day configuring your system until it's usable, you could give Arch a shot.
    The wiki is extremely helpful, so definitely check that out if you do decide to take a day off.
     
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    Arch is nice but everyone who uses it is an elitist piece of shit.
    My prime example, the circle jerkers in the desktop threads on /g/.
     
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    There are other operating systems?
     
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    Oh well, that's /g/ for ya.
    I mainly use it because the AUR adds another level of convenience for me, which I haven't found in another distro yet. Other reasons are because it's quite light and, as I mentioned, the wiki is very helpful.
    I don't really care who uses which distro though, they all have their pros and cons. As long as it works fine, why not?
     
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    Which distro will get me less pussy? Which desktop environment will get me even less pussy?

    Edit: I am currently using Mint 12 KDE and still get an alarming amount of tail.
     
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    Probably Gentoo and no DE at all.

    E: If you need to have a GUI frontend, use a window manager instead of a DE. Something like wmfs or awesome.