[Wolves] Distros and Desktops

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 16:55:45 UTC 2018

On 18/10/2018 10:55, Richard Barker via Wolves wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 6:17 pm Adam Sweet via Wolves, <
> wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>> This led me to wonder what distros and desktops you lot are using these
>> days and which others you're interested in.

> <delurk>


> I tend to wander between Debian Stable and Ubuntu LTS on my desktop,
> laptop, and netbook. On my Pi, I stick to Raspbian.
> I used OpenSuse for a little while but ran into issues with NVidia, this
> seems to be a thing for me with KDE. I've tried Fedora, but couldn't get
> all the software I wanted as easily as I could on Ubuntu, and to be honest
> I preferred Unity to Gnome.

I found that also when I've tried Fedora, though it's been about 5 years
or so now and I never really give it long enough before I have to do
real work and go back to Ubuntu.

> I've found that when I try to move away from Debian based distros, I
> usually run into some issue or another. So I tend to remain within the
> Debian family tree.

Again, likewise.

> I'm thinking of trying LineageOS on my tablet and eventually my phone,
> because I'm starting to dislike Google. But my growing distrust of the big
> G and social media is another subject.

I have an old 2012 Nexus 7 and a Nexus 9 I've been meaning to put
Lineage on as they both became almost unusably slow. For the 7 at least,
I understand the storage speed is the big problem so Lineage wouldn't
help with that and I've yet to look into the 9. I just need to get a
suitably round tuit.

> </delurk>

It's always nice to hear from the lurkers :)


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