I still use linux on my home server, VPS, and in VMs that I spin up for various reasons. It's phenomenal for many workloads, but desktop is not one of them.-cthorpe (October 07, 2021, 11:47 AM)
Oh it's not all that bad - I very, very seldom switch over to my windows partition, and that's pretty much just to play No Man's Sky nothing to do with desktop discomfort-allen (January 30, 2022, 11:09 PM)
Same here. There is a hot summer going on here in Paraguay and both my desktops started to turn themselves off as protection against heat. So I was forced to use my laptop, which runs: Pop!_OS (v20.04 (LTS or nothing!))-Shades (January 31, 2022, 11:45 AM)
Oh Pop!_OS is a fun one! I played around with it for quite a while on partition 3. . . for long term usage, I'm pretty happily locked in to Manjaro. I just love the "rolling release" model!
Dismissing the Linux desktop out of hand is already not the case anymore for at least the last 2 or 3 years.-Shades (January 31, 2022, 11:45 AM)
I agree, I dabbled from the late '90's onwards and it has come a long, long, long ways in terms of setup, general usability, and aesthetics. In most cases with normal-ish hardware, setup is a breeze, things just work and there are so many GOOD desktop environments to choose from, you can really land on the right desktop for you. I like it a lot better than cookie cutter Windows/Mac. (Of course there are advantages to the cookie cutter approach if that's what you're into!)