I’m a gamer so I’m usually stuck running windoze for my games but for all my programming needs, there’s no alternative to Linux as I was used to Solaris Sun Blade Unix workstations on my college campus. Used Gentoo throughout college, learned a lot but made me question why I needed to compile everything from scratch in the first place.
Fast forward to today, I use both CentOS (which soon will be outdated as I am not going to centos stream) and Ubuntu at work. At home I had struggled to find a distro I was happy with. I jumped from Debian to MX linux for all my programing needs but realized the lack of libraries needed for the GUI programming as MX linux is based on Debian stable.
Discovered EOS a week ago and I love it. AUR seems to keep the packages in order better than PPA. In addition the EOS forum has a lot of friendly people who are helpful, wish I could say the same for some of the forums on other distros (not gonna mention any, you know who you are). My distrohopping adventures are over and I settled with EOS. Heck I might even start gaming on EOS with Lutris and Proton. EOS, always stay frosty and never change, you are doing everything right.
Please, knock yourself out !
How did you find EOS btw?
I was looking for a rolling distro actually, and there’s only a few that are worth trying out. Suse Tumbleweed, Vanilla Arch linux (quite daunting install), Manjaro, Solus, and Endeavour OS. After quite a bit of reading of reviews and watching some youtube vids on the features of each. I discovered EOS was exactly what I needed.
Welcome to the EndeavourOS community. I found that my distrohopping was finally over. All it took then was Desktophopping. I think many of us can confess to this. I can’t say for sure that this habit is completely over, or ever will be!
Well you are right and i have run OpenSuse Tumbleweed also and i like it but not the package management. Vanilla Arch is good and not hard for me anymore but EOS is way easier. I can install in 3+ minutes complete. I’ve also ran Manjaro and liked it but didn’t like the fact that it’s always behind. Also love Solus! All the packages that i normally install aren’t a problem on Solus except the KDE version for some reason it will not put the Spotify icon in the menu. The icon is blank whatever. It works fine on Budgie but not KDE. So glad you are here. Join the fun. We have a number of talented individuals here and in the community there are many. I hope your Endeavour is an awesome journey.
Edit: Also we do have a number of gamers here as you have probably already found out from the link above.
Welcome to EnOS’ forum @fx9!
The presentation of various icons in the System Tray (if that is what you refer to) is a constant mild bugbear to me. It happens on all sorts of panels on various installs. It’s obviously a way in which things get “painted” within a graphics environment but what a minefield to figure out! Luckily it doesn’t affect the functionality of things.
I was Desktophopping for some time, I’ve tried them all, KDE back in college, then Gnome, Unity, openbox, fluxbox, LXDE, LXQt, Cinnamon. Most recently was using i3wm but it was causing some GUI wonkiness during programming (probably could’ve fixed it if I looked into why it was happening for a while but didn’t bother). Figured I stop fighting with the Window manager and went back to Xfce and stayed here for EOS as well.
Xfce (IMHO) is a good solid and stable base. I use that DE on my laptop. Also the Xfce forum (and it’s devs) is a good and friendly place to add to your knowledge base. I use KDE Plasma also and Fluxbox too but they are all Endeavour based. Plasma is, well it is what it is, full of useful options. Fluxbox is like Usain Bolt, except it takes a lot of setting up!
welcome to the endeavour world. God bless terminals.
Welcome, fellow EOS gamer! May wine-staging always bless your ways.