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Linux Rolling Releases

Linux Rolling Releases

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Linux Rolling Releases I have come to appreciate Linux rolling releases. Particularly Arch based or related distributions. The one issue I have run into on occasion has been stability after an update/upgrade. I haven't experienced any show stoppers lately as my current favorite Manjaro XFCE has been very solid, but why take chances. My initial approach years ago would have been to dual boot Windows 10 with Manjaro. I never really thought I was gaining anything, other than to have the ability to run Windows-only software. If you don’t, then what’s the point. I’m not going to keep Windows around just for a security blanket Yes, I've done the Win/Linux dual boot in the past more for convenience than practicality. Sure I could have gone the Virtual Box route, but that seems to have more ...
Breaking the Chains

Breaking the Chains

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Lately, I have become less enchanted with Windows 10 per each update. It might be a weird mood in the air this summer. Updating an Arch based spin always feels like an improvement rather than a "HotFix" for something that needs "fixing". I know Linux updates are intertwined with numerous fixes, but there's something enlightening and less mysterious about updating from a repository with "Paceman". I sense something about Windows that feels like I have less control over my computer than I do with Linux. Aside from all the privacy and system reporting tweaks when installing Windows you are allowed to do. There are still some veiled baked in settings that you get hardcoded just for you. It's like the system is telling you what is good for you "We know what's best for you...just check yes for ...
Quest for Distro

Quest for Distro

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We may never find the one "perfect" laptop/OS combination that works best for everyone, but sometimes I think I get close. Yes, I reluctantly dual boot Windows 10 and a Linux distro, but it's because it's sometimes practical to have both operating systems on one machine. Trying out different Linux distros on underpowered laptops is very therapeutic in away. Yes, it takes a little time, and may often seem bewildering to the uninitiated, but it's sort of a hobby of mine. Of course, there are many I haven't tried, and some that I knew immediately was a waste of time. I've tried many of the "Standard Distros" and found the majority useful, but the perfect one still eludes me. Over the years I've learned to appreciate the work of the developers and most of the Linux community. Admittedly, I s...