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- Sep 11, 2013
System to learn and work, windows 7 or linux? (post in comments what discributions you suggest).
I've used various distributions, bought books that explained everything about the system in detail and set it up as best I could. If all my hardware is supported, it's awesome. Slackware is probably my favorite distro; but trying to get closed source hardware to work often breaks things in the OS (and sometimes the open source drivers are crap compared to the closed source, making this all the more frustrating). Trying to get updated hardware acceleration for a video card can break the window manager. And using a laptop with optimus is going to create a lot of problems.To those who suggest Windows, do you have much experience using Linux?
I didn't know you could use a GUI with FreeBSD. That's cool.I've been playing around with PC-BSD and FreeBSD on desktop, and it's pretty awesome. I still have GNOME 3 on it, because I hate KDE. The only problem are the new firmware whosiwhatsit UEFI restrictions that require that you pay Windows in order to legitimately not use Windows. It's become an infuriating obstacle. So, I'm largely back to Fedora because Red Hat pays to take care of it.
I really don't know if it's typical/easy to set up, but my INTJ is a [not]unix sys admin, so he made it happen. I think most of the effort on FreeBSD's part went into making KDE work.I didn't know you could use a GUI with FreeBSD. That's cool.
Yeah. They suck.I didn't know about that UEFI restriction thing either... "Once Windows 8 is released, hardware manufacturers will be forced to ship machines that refuse to run any software that is not explicitly approved by Microsoft" I already wanted to see Microsoft fucking burn. I'm sick to my stomach.
I think MAC OS was left off for legit reasons. Primarily because users are given "freedom from choice" when purchasing Apple products.MAC, MAC, MAC. Beware of these others!!! Do not be