I am still on Windows.
Honestly, it seems more doable than I thought. You have to know how to get rid of some stuff though.
Sure, I might hop back to Linux, but I have to give this chance. Learn a bit of everything. Look at both sides.
I will likely stay on Windows a while, because my GPU drivers aren't great on Linux.
My GPU is a Quadro and uhm, in general I am not too happy with it.
It seems not that great even though this laptop was for 3D-modeling, according to the company which my dad got it from. (I don't get to choose my own laptop, because this is cheaper.)
@toyha I have used many distros. My favorite so far, is probably Arch.
I have spend the most time with Debian/Devuan and Arch. Other distros were usually things I ran on my old laptop.
My old laptop runs GuixSD, but I almost never use it. That laptop is a bit old.
Passthrough wasn't an option for this GPU. I have tried that. It does not work for my laptop.
@toyha Oh, I have ran some powershell scripts to make Windows a bit better.
It is doable, with the right tools, but I still find some things which Windows does very messy.
Also ehm, they still use many superold things, like NTFS as a filesystem.
@toyha Windows had to do something. They can't stay in the past.
They will likely do something with Linux, but obviously care about moneys.
I use chocolatey on windows and autohotkey. It helps to give me my usual kind of workflow.
The windows terminal is actually not too bad either. Windows seems to finally try to add some very wanted features.
I don't think that it is a bad thing. Give more people the good tools. (package management and some cool commandline stuff)
@toyha Oh, I found winget incomplete anyways. I use Chocolatey. It just currently seems like the best tool for the job.
It probably would be a better idea to buy that for Microsoft.
At least Microsoft is starting to see that they are falling behind with somethings, that they need stuff like that.
It does not surprise me that they get some things in such a way. Huge companies usually have many flaws.
@toyha Appget seems like the better of the two, but Chocolatey was just there already.
The idea of appget seems better though.
@isi @khaosgrille @RMW I remember switching from the proprietary AMD drivers to the open source ones back around 2015 I think, and the difference on Linux was night and day. I think the amdgpu/FOSS driver is the only one now, with AMD contributing directly to it.
It's one of the reasons people are concerned over the nVidia/ARM deal. ARM is already garbage to get Linux working on, and nVidia doesn't have a good FOSS track record.
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