I've been using Linux for 13 years since I was 15. I've remained loyal to three distros the most: Red Hat (Fedora), SuSE (openSUSE), and Debian. However, as of lately, things are getting harder. I've had an AMD card in this laptop and always said to myself "things will get better. The open source drivers will catch up." Nope. They never have. I'm getting 6 FPS on games, with the proprietary FGLRX package I get 60+.
I'm an openSUSE user. However, last night I went to download Opera. They only offer .deb packages for Ubuntu. Lightworks is another program I play around with. They only offer Ubuntu .deb packages. Steam? Ubuntu/deb packages. Ubutu has a lot of functionality out of the box and they make sure to release with working drivers, like FGLRX and if not, they make sure they make the installation easy and make sure it "just works".
My gripe is that the communities behind fedora and opensuse don't push their stuff more. Push people to distribute packages for their distro, or even better, take matters into their own hands and package them theirselves.
Ubuntu has a great community. I've remained loyal to three distro. Why? Because the way I saw it, Ubuntu just stood on the shoulders of them and repackages their own stuff and marketed the hell out of it. And they did a good job of it. I'm not a fan of Ubuntu forking wayland for Mir, or the forks of GTK they're doing. I believe they should be contributing to the mainstream development. This bothers me about the ubuntu process.
I need some good discussion. Am I ignorant in remaining loyal?submitted by TurnNburn
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I recently discovered NeptuneOS 4.2 and I was wondering if it is laptop friendly. I couldn't install and test it because I need an external hard disk to back up my files and other important things I have on my laptop. Also I am waiting for elementaryOS Freya, but I like KDE a bit more. If KDE is not suitable for what I asked, can you recommend another distro apart from Freya? Thanks, Leo.submitted by leo9806
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Last month, after a lengthy stint as a developer preview, the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system started rolling out to owners of Google’s Nexus smartphones and tablets. The update, as expected, delivered numerous changes to Android including the company’s all new Material Design, improved notifications, a changed lock screen, and more.
MakeTechEasier: Check out Budgie! It’s a fairly new desktop environment based on Gnome 3! It’s a beautiful piece of software created by the Evolve OS project.
What do you like the most? To me, it's the fact that it furthers innovation. That the technology created is a common, public good, rather than something controlled by a limited few. I like that I'm in control. That I can "pop open the hood" and look at a project's source code, if it piques my interest or if there's a bug that I just have to squash.
So what about you? What do you like most about Linux and FOSS?submitted by jcontra-libretees
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Is there a simple program similar to git, where you give it a repo and a configuration file on how the repo is structured, and it will download and extract tar / zip files? If not how would I get started making such a thing? I know C but not enough to get started and such a big project.submitted by butlerccreltub
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