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My experience using Fedora Atomic (Budgie) for a month or two. (lemmy.dbzer0.com)

I would just like to preface this. This is the first blog post I've ever written, so please please please give me feedback if you can. I also didn't intend on it being here on Lemmy, but Hugo is quite a complex tool that'll take some time for me to understand. Webdev is not my cup of tea....

areyouevenreal ,

Arch Linux is known for its instability and it's highly dependent on what you are doing. Linux stability in general is very dependent on what you are doing. I've even had issues on debian using their official Nvidia drivers.

areyouevenreal ,

You can also just tell NixOS to use GRUB. It's fairly easy.

areyouevenreal ,

That's a fucking lie. I've literally had debian fail to update because of Nvidia drivers, the ones from their official repos too.

areyouevenreal ,

What does that have to do with using GRUB? It's a setting in your configuration.nix or hardware.nix if your installing manually. Not talking about the live ISO or whatever.

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Except many like mine don't have that option. The best they have is "optimized" charging that tries to only hit full when you go to unplug it.

areyouevenreal OP ,

Yep, installed my first Linus Distro in primary school at about 11 yo. Now I am 23.

In all seriousness while I think FreeBSD and GhostBSD are very cool, and have some interesting server applications they do have some annoying limitations. It's not really their fault either, it sucks being the 4th most common platform/kernel/whatever. The FreeBSD people seem less uptight about working with proprietary software as it's not the same kind of Open Source Linux is because it's not copyleft. So you can use their code wherever even in closed source products. They include things like Nvidia drivers straight in their repos.

As for what makes them different/interesting: Linux is very capable but also kind of over engineered, confusing, and somewhat jank. BSDs are generally more simple. You would think this makes them less capable but aside from software support they often have more useful features. BSDs had Jails before Containers where supported properly on Linux.

BSD is almost what Linux is to Windows: faster, more stable, less annoying, and with a fraction of the users, hardware and software support. It's also a bit more complex to do certain things out of the box - though GhostBSD does give you a GUI and decent installer.

Also BTRFS on Linux feels like this:

Child: "Can we have ZFS?"

Mother: "We have ZFS at home."

ZFS at home: BTRFS

Like it's good that it exists, a lot better than other OSes had for a while, but it just doesn't compare to the stability and performance of the original. There are some areas where it's a bit more flexible and that can be useful, but generally it's just not as good. Pretty much Linux, then Apple, then Microsoft all tried copying ZFS, only worse. Heck it actually came from Sun Microsystems, then got Open Sourced allowing the FreeBSD people among others to port it to their system. Linux now has BCacheFS which might be even better but it's too early to tell.

Sorry for the long response. Thought I would explain some stuff while I am here.

areyouevenreal OP ,

Glad you enjoyed. I would give one of the BSDs a go. NomadBSD is a good option to try out as it's designed as a persistent live system that runs from a USB drive. Let me know if you have any questions, though I am far from an expert on this yet.

areyouevenreal OP ,

I tried that method. It's seriously borked if you ever want transcoding to work. Jellyfin has a customized version of ffmpeg they used that just dosen't exist on FreeBSD to the best of my knowledge. You can maybe make it work with the FreeBSD version but it would be an ugly hack.

areyouevenreal ,

I mean they aren't instant and have to be within a fairly short distance of the thing you want to sterilize in order to work because they are absorbed by the air. Something like a pool would be practically impossible as water also absorbs UV and a pool is too big to penetrate all the way through just from the sides or bottom. It only works for drinking water because you pass said water through a tube that must be fairly narrow.

Oh yeah and an X-ray could sterilize all the way through an object, not just the surface. Very useful for making things like microwave meals.

areyouevenreal OP ,

What's a cie?

areyouevenreal OP ,

Why use a VPN instead of a proxy? I found configuring a proxy much easier. I hate to say it but that stack is too simple for my setup. It's missing half the stuff I use. I have also been avoiding qbittorrent because of issues with it forgetting login details.

areyouevenreal OP ,

a) I am not using unraid

b) I was aware of using tailscale or a VPN. I don't really want to do that as it requires running my whole connection through home Internet.

c) I also want to setup a reverse proxy even if I do only use it locally just so I am not dealing with ports and IPs. No bookmarks are not practical I have too many as it is.

d) At this point I am doing this the "right" way or at least the complex way because I can.

(Constructively) What is your least favorite distro & why?

I’ve been distrohopping for a while now, and eventually I landed on Arch. Part of the reason I have stuck with it is I think I had a balanced introduction, since I was exposed to both praise and criticism. We often discuss our favorite distros, but I think it’s equally important to talk about the ones that didn’t quite hit...

areyouevenreal ,

What are your reasons? This is a fairly broad amount of things to hate.

areyouevenreal ,

Why do you just assume everyone can drive? Plenty of people either don't have a license or don't have a car.

areyouevenreal ,

I think lemmygrad.ml is known for brigading. As for actual hate speech I think the instance this article is talking about is transphobic based on what others have said in this comment section.

areyouevenreal ,

No offense but lemmy has its own brain rot and echo chambers. Not being exposed to the majority of the public reinforces a lot of this. You're just exchanging one kind of circlejerk for another.

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Missing the fact Open Source software is generally more secure because more people are looking at the code. You don’t need to see the source to find a vulnerability, you do need it to patch one properly though.

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areyouevenreal ,

Why would PrEP cause an increase in the other diseases?

areyouevenreal ,

So it’s not a direct result of using PrEP?

areyouevenreal ,

I use a finger trackball. I have no idea how that grip fits in here.

areyouevenreal ,

Have you seen the whole situation with settings vs control panel? That’s damn infuriating especially for power users.

Also you think macOS consoles are bad compared to Windows? Windows can’t even decide on one command line or shell language.

Honestly it feels like neither macOS or Windows was designed properly for power users. At least Microsoft tries I guess.

areyouevenreal ,

Then why did they start making 120 FPS macs?

areyouevenreal ,

They make 120 FPS macs for a reason. They are talking about reducing frame rate, not increasing it.

areyouevenreal ,

You can install Linux on Apple Silicon Macs. Check out Asahi Linux.

areyouevenreal ,

I wasn’t trying to defend macOS. I am pointing out that Windows (which you adore) is also bad from a “power user” perspective.

macOS uses the standard command line shared by Linux and other Unix-like systems. Windows doesn’t. The fact that it has two of these non standard systems is even worse. Are you saying it’s actually better than using bash or zsh? If so then why hasn’t anything else adopted something similar?

There are entire businesses built around automation tools that literally just write powershell scripts.

That’s true for Linux too. It’s true for any good programmable CLI as that’s the point of having a programmable CLI in the first place.

You’re incredibly biased towards Microsoft in a way I just don’t understand.

Also your talking as if I am a current macOS user. I am not. I use mainly Windows but I have experience with all three systems. All are bad in their own ways and all are good in their own areas.

areyouevenreal ,

Yes I am aware. It’s made a lot of progress though. I wanted to point out that it’s an option.

areyouevenreal , (edited )

Telling someone to check something out isn’t the same as saying they should use it. You were stating falsehoods that paint Apple products in a bad light.

It’s also quite usable. The reason it’s in beta is because certain features don’t work.

areyouevenreal ,

Nice

areyouevenreal ,

You really think the only reason is gaming?

It’s for the same reason we went to 120 FPS on phones. It makes the interface feel significantly smoother and more responsive, especially scrolling. Benefiting games is just a side effect. It gets to the point that 60 FPS systems feel slow to me now.

areyouevenreal ,

You don’t have to. Look it up if you want.

areyouevenreal ,

Depends on what your use case is. If you don’t need the features that are still being worked on then it’s fairly stable and usable.

Lots of x86 systems also have driver issues with Linux.

areyouevenreal ,

If the mouse has hot keys it likely presents to the system as a keyboard as well.

areyouevenreal ,

20 Logitech mouse? What do you mean? Also why do you hate mac so much? Is Microsoft not also a greedy evil corporation?

areyouevenreal ,

Okay now you’re making sense.

areyouevenreal ,

I’ve seen sexism in early star trek before (like TOS), but I haven’t seen much ableism or racism yet. Is there a specific part you are referencing?

areyouevenreal ,

I’ve not actually seen any DS9 yet

areyouevenreal ,

No the sensitivity of radiation based smoke alarms tends to cause false positives which in turn causes people to ignore them making them less effective. Optical smoke detectors are overall the newer and better technology.

That being said radiation based smoke detection is still a cool concept. There might be a few areas where they perform better still, though probably not.

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