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  • Poll: Should be replaced with in the sidebar?
    We shouldn't speak ill of the dead. But..., wasn't perfect either, as can be seen here. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Windows and Linux dualboot setup
    Yep, so definitely some learning curve as far as drivers and compatibility issues with graphics cards etc. Ubuntu has a really nice support community that has a lot of support documentation about dual boot etc. I can send some links if you'd like. I was considering doing a dual boot as well but have never pulled the trigger, even though I freed up the space on my storage drive. I did a lot of reading about it... Source: over 1 year ago
  • on tech literacy and predatory business practices
    You can try any distribution online for free without installation using My advice is to look for a distribution that offers the KDE desktop environment. There are others and they're great too, but KDE in particular is the closest to Windows (Windows 11 even took some of their features) and has a lot of features, including a full set of great general purpose desktop apps. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I want too switch to linux (and im a total noob)
    Definitely follow links in the sidebar. That's why they're there. :) The distro is in some ways less important than the desktop. Mint Cinnamon and Plasma will be fairly Windblows-like. My biases are not germane, however I started on Mint and went hopping till I settled on ArcoLinux. I'd recommend either trying out distros in a VM after switching, or just go with It can be overwhelming at first.... Source: over 1 year ago
  • with gone I'm looking for alternatives way of testing linux was a very good tool to try hundreds of distros/flavours and now it's gone. Any other web site, app or solution for achieving similar first-hand text experience ? Source: over 1 year ago
  • Distrotest gone?
    Is it just me or is distrotest just gone now? Because whenever I visit "" it brings to this news/blog website and its still called "" does anyone know what happened if anything thanks. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What happened to
    Unlike, you boot into a fully installed System, and there is Internet access, but you have to be patient, and you might get kicked off a lot. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What happened to
    Should I crosspost this to r/linux? I feel as though this affects the GNU/Linux community as a whole, since allowed us to get users who are new to GNU/Linux to try out multiple distros without them having to download anything, sure, there may have been no Internet access and sound, but at least it was something. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Should i do it?
    Other ways to try: or Source: almost 2 years ago
  • is safe to use?
    So, is safe to use? Thanks. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Switching from windows to linux
    Some people have recommended VM's. If you want to test some distros, you might instead want to try where you can try the look and feel of lots of distros without having to download isos everytime, by just using your browser. A drawback which I should mention is that you cannot access the internet from there. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Difference's Between Distros
    This largely boils down to personal preference. Try them out, consider something like where you can try out all of these distros and a hundred plus more online without downloading or installing anything. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Concerns about switching over to Linux
    Yes, but also no. Distros of Linux are not separate OS's; and most of them are broadly the same when it comes to low level how it works. The two main things you should consider are the Desktop Environment and the Package Manager/packages. But don't fret too much about choosing the distro; it is easy to switch (and most people do). Some recommendations to start with would be Fedora, PopOS, Manjaro, Mint or Zorin.... Source: about 2 years ago
  • Happy with Gnome 3.38
    Hmm, something to do with extensions maybe, just tried Gnome 42 on Fedora 36 through, which uses 1024x768 resolution and doesn't have the bug you've mentioned. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Using AmogOS without setting it up..
    u can actually try it online on ! Source: about 2 years ago
  • What should I try next?
    It is maybe nice to check out what it looks like before installing via For example I just had a look at Arcolinux and it would be ok I guess if running linux on an old computer. Very minimalistic. Source: about 2 years ago
  • LibreOffice theme on Gnome 42
    What version did you exactly run thou? Just did a quick test for Ubuntu 21.10 through and it already comes with libreoffice-gtk package. Source: about 2 years ago
    Hello guys I found a website that you can test linux distros its called So basically on that website you try different Linux distros like on a vm. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Want to switch to Linux...
    Yes you can do all those thing, but be aware, just like Windows you can put any machine in a state where CPU or Ram usage hovers at 80% for example. I did that with a linux machine at work and it took some time figuring all that out. But the good thing about linux is you can control a lot, but take it easy, you can also break things. Also, it's worth you reading up between desktop environment and distro. They are... Source: about 2 years ago
  • what distro should i get
    Just try all the one's you want in a browser first - Source: over 2 years ago
  • Microsoft is testing ads in the Windows 11 File Explorer
    Try out several distributions online in your browser without any need to install anything here. Source: over 2 years ago

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