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#metoo!

me too having an issue with the fact there's a swarm of distros all pulling in diff directions (while 90% are serving the same or similar purposes). and popos is one of them. though if it's just an ubuntu with a few 3rd party repos tacked on - it's kinda the right way to do it. CBA to check out tho.
Post edited June 30, 2021 by osm
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osm: #metoo!

me too having an issue with the fact there's a swarm of distros all pulling in diff directions (while 90% are serving the same or similar purposes). and popos is one of them.
Well, the choice exists for a reason.
Same for the differences.
Diversity isn't a bad thing.
And even tho, *technically* you can *pretty much* use "any" (well sort of) distro for gaming with enough manual effort put into reworking it and crafting whatever you want from it, not every distro is meant for gaming, let alone equally ready for it ootb.
Not every distro is equally ready for the task, and not making enough research beforehand and then complaining is kind of... I don't know... "unprofessional" could perhaps be the right word, the "I am not mad, just dissappointed" kind.
Don't get me wrong.
Linux can be used by newcomers.
But don't expect Windows level of "ootb readiness" for EVERYTHING.
You will have to put an actual effort into learning SOME new things, doing SOME work, making sure to properly maintain things too.
There's a whole slew of distros out there with a whole world of differing opportunities.
Your milage will vary.
But there is no such thing as "distro perfect ootb for EVERY user".
You will have to make your choices, informed ones at that, and sacrifises, don't get overblown expectations, make sure you do due dilligence and research things properly before:
1.Complaining (remember, YOU chose distro Q or Z)
2.Asking for help (info is *usually* already available somewhere, asking people to hand it over to you on a silver plate is usually a rude way of saying you don't care about others' time and you don't want to actually put your own effort into finding what's already available)
That's my tip for any new person coming other to Linux ;)

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osm: though if it's just an ubuntu with a few 3rd party repos tacked on - it's kinda the right way to do it.
I would personally very strongly disagree.
Not to drag this out too much off-topic (tho I would argue this *could* benefit some newcomers), but at this point Ubuntu is mostly running on past build-up hype from the times it was entirely different than what it is now - the reviews from years back - with some people *for some reason* still thinking they are relevant even tho pretty much *everything* in that system has changed since then.
Imo Ubuntu is no longer a good distro for newcomers in general.
Let alone for gaming ootb.
And there could be easily said a book-length amount of words of what is wrong with PPAs.

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osm: CBA to check out tho.
Sorry maybe I'm missing something dully obvious, but what is CBA supposed to mean here?
CBA – Can't be arsed [to] –– Less rude version: Can't be asked [to].

Compare: "I'm above it."
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Themken: CBA – Can't be arsed [to] –– Less rude version: Can't be asked [to].

Compare: "I'm above it."
So then basically "cannot be bothered to (for example 'check myself')"?
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Themken: CBA – Can't be arsed [to] –– Less rude version: Can't be asked [to].

Compare: "I'm above it."
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B1tF1ghter: So then basically "cannot be bothered to (for example 'check myself')"?
To my understanding but searching the web may give a more nuanced answer. I did not do so and admit English is not my native tongue.
You'll have to be a bit more specific regarding what issues you're asking about :)