For those of you who run a laptop and desktop, do you run the same distro on each, or change it up? If so, why?
@canuckifiedoz Different distro for each machine, due the different specs and usecases etc.
What are you running?
@canuckifiedoz One laptop has Solus, another carries Ubuntu MATE and the last one has MX Linux.
On desktop: Manjaro, Linux Lite.
@canuckifiedoz What? There's different distros?
@canuckifiedoz I try to keep them running the same distro whenever possible. I might switch up the versioning though.
@canuckifiedoz I keep both my laptop and desktop running the same distro as for me. It makes switching between the two a more seamless experience. Also my laptop doesn't nearly get as much attention as my desktop so I don't have the time to be messing around with linux distros.
@canuckifiedoz I use Pop!_OS from System76 on my home laptop that I use as a desktop and for my laptop I use MX Linux. I like stability in my distros, but I like to look at other distros on the laptop.
@canuckifiedoz Since I'm highly mobile, I lean to laptops with similar speced out to desktops to meet my needs.
@canuckifiedoz different. On my main laptop I run macos (some weird bsd derivative 😉). On my desktop I run manjaro i3. I have another ancient laptop which also runs manjaro i3 - which I use as my testbed. If I mess something up, I can just reformat and start again! Simples :)
@canuckifiedoz same distro between laptop and desktop w/ version-controlled configuration to keep them consistent
@canuckifiedoz I used to have the same, arch to be exact on both machines.
On my laptop I run silver blue now, can't use it on my workstation due to it being nvidia powered which silver blue doesn't support that just yet.
I like the look of silverblue. Like you I don't think it will run well on my desktop
My private Laptop runs on Parabola GNU/Linux Libre (Arch based distro without nonfree software). Then my Server runs Debian, because I wan't it to be stable. On work I'm running Antergoss (Arch) in a VM, because I wanted an easy installation and didn't need encryption.
@canuckifiedoz Same distro (opensuse/leap), but different configurations of the same, with a _partially_ synced/shared filesystem (shared with desktop, personal server.)
They're different use contexts, though Plasma (KDE5) covers both extremely well.
I have a secondary laptop where other distros (presently, Haiku, previously, AROS) are trialed: "try to get work done on them." If they happen to do it better than KDE, then they might get a go on the desktop (that last happened in 2013 :-) )
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