@gekitsu I’m gonna boost this because a lot of people here is Linux as their main OS. I don’t know much because I’m a Mac person.
@Are0h thank you :)
@gekitsu Always glad to be of help.
Servers for Hackers is also great.
I will say this: if you're comfortable with command line package installation, it's pretty much the same process whether on a laptop or web host.
@Are0h @webinista @gekitsu just curious, have you all tried the Windows Subsystem for Linux stuff? I hear it's been pretty good for people in your case (want industry standard apps and games that just works, but also a *nix) - I'm just wondering if it lives up to the hype for people who actually seriously use it.
of course, that's assuming you find Windows acceptable...
there's other options, but they range from "buggy" (Wine) to "lots of overhead" (a VM) - probably undesirable for Serious Business™ unless you REALLY want year of the Linux desktop
that said, YOLD is the probably the most realistic it's ever been yet for people - Steam for Linux has been a huge boon if you play games, and from what I've heard, Adobe's not opposed to the idea...
@Are0h @webinista fwiw, i switched from windows when win10 took shape, and what tiffany tooted rings true to me as well. more choice of GUIs is great, but more seams = more sources for stuff to go a bit rough.
some industry standard programs aren’t available (adobe a big culprit indeed), but some programs start to really shine (everything terminal). the terminal differences must be way less severe for you than they were for me.
no AAA games, but indie stuff more present than expected.
@webinista @Are0h ooh, thank you very much! yeah, i do a lot of work in the terminal, so i figured some stuff should carry over easily. still, finding something that neatly explains missing puzzle pieces proved to be more difficult than anticipated. and i’m still salty with the computing centre for being ‘no, we provide courses on all kinds of useless crap, but we can’t possibly teach you substantial and useful skills.’ (cc @qwertystop )
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