Is it actually worth it to switch to Linux from Windows?

lets say I want to learn progamming while also playing some games on the side, is Linux really that much better? or just overblown shilling

  1. 4 weeks ago

    >Déjà vu, I've just seen this thread before
    Yes, install Gentoo. Next question?

  2. 4 weeks ago

    prove to me that you are sincere. i will not give you a thoughtful answer if this is another troll thread

  3. 4 weeks ago

    I cannot tolerate Windows for programming. Linux is leagues, leagues better.
    I would rather quit programming than do it on Windows.

    • 4 weeks ago

      Linux is only better than Windows for programming because the C library model blows chunks. Which nowadays even that is somewhat mitigated by vcpkg and/or msys2 depending on your target, and is a complete non-issue for Python or Rust or whatnot.

  4. 4 weeks ago

    >can LULZ have an opinion for me
    no, fuck off

  5. 4 weeks ago

    no youre doing it wrong if you switch from exclusively using windows to exclusively using linux
    what you should do is keep your windows installation and install linux on a fast usb stick or something and start there, ideally get 2 machines one with linux for shitposting and one with windows for gaming for example

    • 4 weeks ago

      >No you need to continue using windows
      (YOU) are doing it wrong. Wrong board

    • 4 weeks ago

      >ideally get 2 machines
      Seconded. Dual boot is hell for beginners. Only after having 2 laptops with the 2 OS did I start to fully (but slowly) transition to only linux.

      Spoiler : and Android in my pocket.

  6. 4 weeks ago

    all my games work and getting a compiler to run in windows takes too long, WSL sucks dick

  7. 4 weeks ago

    I only started using GEENOO/Leenocks in 2015. I'm not new to it, but there are people here that use it far longer that I do.
    0) No need to pirate anything (except movies).
    1) Easy OS/program installation.
    2) Something broken? Install a normal distro.
    2+) Broken again? Don't use it. Fixing sucks.
    3) Be ignorant of idiocracy.
    A lot of both proprietary and open source oriented programmers are braindead, from tiny things like usingCamelFuckingCase to leaking memory in GPU drivers (Intel and nVidia - checked on Windows and Linux).
    Just be aware that you'll use free stuff, some free as in free beer and some free as in freedom. Most software sucks anyway, so it's not a big deal if you're not paying for it.
    Windows users install 'next gen' game, pay 70$ on Steam for it, and it fries their GPU like that Amazon's game, I forgot the name, or it lags due to Denuvo...
    Stallman was wrong about the core of this new (1983) OS. He shouldn't have based it on UNIX. And GNU/GPL is violated more on a daily basis than Dutch girls after the Merkel welcomed imigrants into Germany.

    • 4 weeks ago

      >And GNU/GPL is violated more on a daily basis than Dutch girls after the Merkel welcomed imigrants into Germany.

  8. 4 weeks ago

    just try it out nagger

  9. 4 weeks ago

    Yes, wine works pretty well for vidya

  10. 4 weeks ago

    Linux is a lot better if you're programming command-line programs in C, Python, or something like that. I would recommend it.
    But if you're a gamer then you may want to keep your Windows partition. You can either dual-boot or just run Linux in a VM. If you give it a lot of CPU, drive space, and RAM, and you run it in fullscreen, it should be a decent experience.

  11. 4 weeks ago

    It's overblown. Linux is a jump in the past. (except for programming and servers)
    You'll have many problems and spend thousands of hours debugging them.
    But linux is fun, as in do it yourself, you can look everywhere under the hood.
    Some things are far easier, like hacking with nmap, things that when you try them on Windows, you feel stupid, because the error messages don't say "we want to prevent as many people as possible from discovering how easy this is, by making it look hard for mysterious undocumented reasons"

    > TL;DR - linux is old and shitty, but it's fun.
    Another fun thing is that package for sudo where you get insulted when you type a wrong password. I'm loving it.

  12. 4 weeks ago

    Lately I've heard a guy from a Libre lobby. He said that people in civil servant positions don't like it when the governement says they should use linux instead of proprietary software.
    I don't know how Anglos understand "proprietary", but it clearly means owner. N00bs say "no sorry, I don't want you linux, I want to own my data and operating system, I prefer the proprietary OS, I don't want the free stuff that I don't own"

    Well, it's precisely the other way around. Everything you don't like on linux, you can changer, because you're the owner, the Master and Commander.
    Windows and Mac, you just rent it. Especially the new SAASy versions on the cloud.
    >"you'll own nothing and you'll be happy"
    >"software is a service"

    • 4 weeks ago

      >people in civil servant positions don't like it when the governement says they should use linux instead of proprietary software
      No, it's because they want to get shit done rather than spending 6 months on freetard orientations while work piles up.

      • 4 weeks ago

        In the french National Assembly, a political group has to choose Windows or Linux for all their MPs. New Librist (Libre proponent) gets elected as ecologist representative. The ecology group says they tried Linux but the maintenance didn't work. For example, they had to delete mails every month, unless new mails couldn't come in.
        That libre lobbyist tells the story, his version (also the assistant of the MP). Doesn't say what mail provider they had. He says the problem was not with Linux but with the Linux maintenance guys in the Assembly, not doing things right.

        It's very corrupt, Microsoft and Google are offering MPs tons of gifts, invitations and free stuff.

  13. 4 weeks ago

    Generally speaking, just about everything I've ever had to do relating to programming is easier to do natively on Linux, but with a little bit of effort everything can be done on Windows. The point of operating systems is to run programs.

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