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[–]Riva 8 insightful - 7 fun8 insightful - 6 fun9 insightful - 7 fun -  (5 children)

Windows 95

[–]useless_aether 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

very retro! what is your web browser?

[–]Riva 8 insightful - 6 fun8 insightful - 5 fun9 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

Netscape. Alta Vista is my search. I moved to Google for a bit but they seem like they're pushing a narriative.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I searched a bit and Windows 95 needs an update to load the new standards of web browsing

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 7 fun2 insightful - 6 fun3 insightful - 7 fun -  (1 child)

maybe its time to upgrade to w98

:-)

[–]AntiLowEffortHuman 3 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Is it y2k proof?

[–]Ludditebardd 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Linux Mint. Kinda vanilla, but I've been on it for 7 or 8 years solid, and I'm happy with it. Always glad to see the Linux ranks growing.

[–]Brahmen 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

No shame in using something that just works, especially something that works great.

What DE if you don't mind me asking?

[–]Ludditebardd 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Cinnamon. I've used Mate before as well on an older laptop.

[–]kfn 9 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

xubuntu

[–]PieGuyonline 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

I guess I'm a loser, but I just can't get past myself to use anything other than Windows 10.

[–]MuricaPersonified 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Same, but if I ever did go back to using non-windows, it'll be Free/Open BSD all the way.

[–]curious_fatbastard 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Ubuntu - Gnome or with i3wm

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Didn't Canonical install spyware into Ubuntu? Seems like it's becoming another Windows.

[–]curious_fatbastard 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I sincerely doubt any such claims. Keep in mind, Deepin Linux was actually injecting Chinese spyware and they got caught and rectified everything. I doubt if a company like Canonical would choose to die on this hill (given they are pretty nice in general).

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The spyware in question was for Amazon, they tried to monetize the OS by providing search queries for the giant.

[–]curious_fatbastard 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I see. I usually get rid of that crap once I install it. Thanks for the info :)

[–]useless_aether 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

ubuntu host os + debian vm

[–]blaster4756 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

manjaro i3

[–]solder0 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Used to use debian 8, now on unstable. I like to be on the edge sometimes. I'll switch to arch when I get a new computer.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

MX linux and debian buster :)

[–]Brahmen 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fedora exclusively for the last 2 years.

In terms of DE originally Gnome, lately XFCE, however with version 31 coming out soon I'm thinking of jumping to KDE since they are doing working with performance lately

[–]Void 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Tails

[–]Jesus-Christ 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

TempleOS

[–]wisdom37 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm very happy using ArcolinuxB Deepin Desktop

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I was very happily running a heavily customized windows 7 build, which I painstakingly migrated to my Ryzen system. And then it stopped working.

So now, cringe, sigh, I run windows 10. I wish I could Linux, but it doesn't look like it's happening.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Haha! Don't get me started on how many times I reinstalled my windows, I even tried linux many times before but it didn't do it with the games.

But now, it's a winner. I can use this DXVK to run windows DirectX games in Vulkan which boosts the performance from nothing to maybe better than windows.

[–]MultyKulty 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Not sure if you know but there is Windows 10 LTSC/LTSB

It is official windows without w10 shit like cortana, metro aps, microsoft store.

Just clean windows.

It is part of windows enterprise. I use it for all computers at work. And at home.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah I don't use the whole windows 10 thing, I got a respected website's "turn off Win 10 spying" app to tune it.

It's still shitty as all hell to have to ditch 7. Windows 7 just plain WORKS.

[–]qubes 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Giving a shoutout to my pal Qubes+Whonix.
Moving away from Windows is very good, but that only removes most of the spying from the box you're using. When every network packet you send and receive is captured as soon as they leave your device, you're almost back to square one, sadly. And that's where the Whonix part comes in.

[–]happysmash27 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've been using Gentoo Linux for my PCs for a few years now, and various versions of Android on my phone. I will eventually get a Librem 5 and use Wayland/GNU/Linux there too.

[–]Light_Aura 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

On my main hard drive I have Linux mint 19. On Linux mint I have a Windows 7 vm. I also have another drive with Windows 8 on it. And I have Ubuntu 1804 on my laptop. I hate Windows 10,its so bloated and buggy.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Manjaro + xfce with aspirations for i3 or another tiling wm.

[–]bald-janitor 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Manjaro stable

[–]test47 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Windows 10 + Ubuntu

Mostly windows...when I need to code I boot up the Ubuntu partition.

[–]Snow 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Windows 8.1

Can't bear to see win 10 force people to update.

[–]AntiLowEffortHuman 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Same. Made the switch to Ubuntu from win 7 after seeing support for win7 ends so soon. Not like I play a lot of games these days anyway.

[–]Optimus85 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Pop! OS(Ubuntu-based) with Gnome 3. Works great and I'm quite pleased with it. I've been using Linux for 18 years now and I get irritated whenever I have to use Windows. Is it the updates forcing themselves whenever you boot or shut down the computer or the diagnosis/troubleshooting program that never has a solution for the actual problem or how sluggish and bloated it is? Though Linux isn't without its caveats, at least I feel like I have control over my computer.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I think one of the most annoying things on Windows is the trash programs leave behind on these hidden folders, after months of use, it becomes a pile of trash that's hidden everywhere.

[–]Optimus85 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That and fragmentation on the HDD. EXT4 FTW!

[–]soulsuke 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Arch with root on zfs

[–]the_real_farfetchd 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Gentoo on my desktop, Arch Linux on my laptop. Both with KDE

[–]m68k 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I use Debian with TDE on my main computer, and for the rest, Manjaro with XFCE.

I started the transition around 2007-8, mainly because of Microsoft supporting DRM. But there's a long story on that which I won't get into here for now.