We recently celebrated the 23rd birthday of Linux. That got me thinking, “That means Linux will be 25 years old in just two years. A quarter of a century. What will happen to Linux between now and then? I should write down my predictions in an article and send it over to those swell chaps at Linux.com.”
This ends up being a pain in the neck in the x86 world, but it could be much worse. Way back in 2008 I wrote something about why the Linux kernel reports itself to firmware as "Windows" but refuses to identify itself as Linux. The short version is that "Linux" doesn't actually identify the behaviour of the kernel in a meaningful way. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the kernel can deal with buffers being passed when the spec says it should be a package. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS knows how to deal with an HPET. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS can reinitialise graphics hardware.
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Reddit: C++/Java programmer, Gamer, and Open-Source Enthusiast. Tried many times to switch, looking for some advice to do it for the last time!
So, I am a long time Linux fan, stemming from fiddling with Ubuntu back when I was ten. Eleven years later, I've used Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, ArchBang, CrunchBang, and various other distros. I've tried dual booting with Windows, and I've tried running Linux cold turkey. Ultimately though, two things stop me:
- I can't play a game I love
- Something borks, usually a driver issue.
Ignoring these two points, I honestly love the linux environment. Open source is great, and I've heard time and time again programming on linux is vastly superior to Windows. That being said, I'd love to hear some convincing on why, and how, I should make the switch for the final time. Some points to consider:
- I stare at a computer screen, a lot. I do service desk work, I program in my free time, and I game. I would love some way to make an overall dark computing environment for minimal eyestrain, provided I don't end up destroying webpages.
I so far have leaned towards Arch, as I love its minimalist style, though the install is a pain. I've heard good things about Manjaro
I have also heard good things about ElementaryOS and Mint, though Mint seems like it is beginning to suffer from similar issues Ubuntu did (bloat, Unity interface, etc)
I currently play an MMO called Wildstar, which as far as I can tell has had very little luck on Linux, even through Wine. Is there a way this can be accomplished, WITHOUT using dual booting? (Its a pain having to reboot every time I wish to run a game)
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