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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 09:09 AM
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A lot of people like Manjaro but the official distro for Steam support is Ubuntu LTS. Granted the kernel on that is older and there's no rolling release.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 09:41 AM
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Will it be difficult to use and understand Linux?
For a basic use no. For advanced use it's a deep endless pit of issues and DIY compared to Windows.

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Will Linux be faster than Winodows 10?
No. The desktop environments are often more "cool" looking and CPU/GPU demanding. Gaming wise the drivers still leave a lot to be desired compared to Windows drivers.

No HDR support. Adaptive sync should work now but it took them years to get it at all.

Try Mint:

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mint

Manjaro isn't bad either:

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=manjaro

Or MX Linux for something more simple:

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mx

There are many to choose from, some are better supported, some less, some have a large community some don't. Some are cutting edge focused (bugs galore) some are focused on providing old stable code/packages/software, some are in the middle. Some are targeted by software releases others you would have to convert packages or compile from source, etc. Welcome to the hell of Nix.

I used Mint for a low end system for a user who can barely use any PC, aka open web, check email, search eshops, ...

The filesystem is a mess on any Nix as root is this messy Nix clutter and your data is under specific folders. Some apps run from anywhere, some apps have to installed into this royaly messy structure with each type of file in specific folder and what not. Finding advanced configs is all about knowing which config file in which crazy folder is.

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If you have NEVER worked with CMD or Powershell, yea, it will be difficult to understand.
Command line is mostly optional these days for the average user. I'm surprised it's even installed on Ubuntu anymore.

You need to establish why you want to run linux. And then figure if that reason is enough for the work involved. I've been running linux exclusively for the past 5+ years. It works great for a bunch of things. Imo the system makes more sense than Windows. It's even easier than Windows to install I think.

But there are trade-offs. Do you plan on any real gaming? Steam is fine on Linux but don't expect triple a titles. 9 times out of 10 drivers are already in the kernel and it's a non issue. Others, takes a bit of work to figure out what you even need. Then how to actually get it without borking your system. As a new user I suggest you don't even try the make make install routine. I've managed to avoid it for 5 years. Linux offers some things much easier to do, and others much harder. Just different. If you are expecting "free windows" then don't bother. You will be disappointed. Linux gives you a bunch of options, nice feature. But it can be overwhelming to some. I have found myself switching environments weekly, or daily because I can't find exactly what I want. Or something small doesn't work correctly. On Windows you only have the one interface, but I haven't had any problems with it like I've had regularly with linux environments.

I love linux, and it will stay on my server forever most likely. But for my desktop, which I am upgrading specifically for light gaming I'm going back to Windows. Wine and PlayOnLinux only work so well. If you can live without Adobe products, Ms Office, Nearly all top games, Autocad, itunes or whatever... go for it.

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Yep I guess I need to break down and try zorin supposed to be as close as linux will ever get to window 7

http://zorin-os.com/

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Tadaen Sylvermane , try Lutris or Steam Proton

For CAD/CAE, CATIA runs fine : it's rated Gold https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...ation&iId=6153

Some versions of Autocad are also Gold: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...ication&iId=86

Bricscad is native and is supposed to be an Autocad replacement.

Mainstream:
Autodesk Fusion360 is Bronze https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...tion&iId=15617
Autodesk Inventor is "garbage" (DirectX) https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...ation&iId=5719
PTC Creo is "garbage" https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...tion&iId=17399 , https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...tion&iId=13303 , https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...tion&iId=14744
RS Designspark Mechanical is "garbage" https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...tion&iId=15527
Solid edge is "garbage" https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...ation&iId=6023
Solidworks is "garbage" for some versions but there's a gold/silver https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...cation&iId=318

Onshape works on Linux https://forum.onshape.com/discussion...ape-with-linux

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Welp zorin 15 ultimate 39.us I guess no wonder I've never tried it
Thought there was a regular zorin but did not see it.

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No. The desktop environments are often more "cool" looking and CPU/GPU demanding. Gaming wise the drivers still leave a lot to be desired compared to Windows drivers.
CPU task are quicker on Linux compared to Windows. Anything that requires DirectX will be quicker on Windows. OpenCL is much quicker on Linux when using Vega while nVidia OpenCL is on par or some task quicker on Linux.

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