Looks like i am joining the Linux Gang...

in Project HOPE2 years ago


It took me some time, but after so many years diving into the cryptocurrency world, I decided it was time to learn how to use Linux and some coding on the way.

Found an old laptop lying around, and, voilá!

Goodbye Windows 7, Hello Ubuntu!

Just hope I don't get crazy with so many screens...


Good move. I have used Linux on my home computers for many years and don't feel the need for anything else. It has mostly been Ubuntu as that works well for me. I use Ubuntu Studio as it's better for audio work.

Have fun with it and have a !BEER.

I remember trying to use Linux waaaay long ago... i think the distribution I tried was called 'Red Hat', but I was mostly a kid that wanted to be a hacker, so I didn't go too far.

But I always liked the whole idea of free open-source Linux, and it is amazing to see how much it have evolved.

I even see a lot of computers models being sold with Ubuntu pre-installed instead of Windows, and this make computers even more accessible.

I used Red Hat for a bit about 20 years ago. It has got much easier since then and I think it is probably easier to set up a Linux PC than a Windows one. If you mostly use the web it will do what you need and you can get a lot of games for it now, but I don't play any these days. I like the freedom of Linux, much as I enjoy it on Hive.

Ubuntu is a very good all-round distro, a bit heavy on the UI side, but that may not be an issue if your "old" laptop is modern enough. Excellent for software development.

If you want to try a blazing fast distro that actually works on Very Old Hardware, have a look at Q4OS (https://q4os.org/): it's based on Debian and, besides mainstream desktop environments, it runs TDE - a fork of KDE3 that is actively maintained and is extremely light on resources. I use in on a 2003 Compaq Presario powered by by an Athlon XP-M with 1.5GB RAM, and yet it is perfectly usable.

There are loads of offerings Dam Small Linux DSL for example. The problem with some of these lighter distro's is "What you gain on the swings you lose on the roundabouts" so for example, I agree with you on Ubuntu, it's fairly easy and straight forward to use however some of the lower footprint offerings require a bit more knowledge to modify and maintain. XFCE for example is very light but is not a Wizard centric as Ubuntu.

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I think this computer is around 5-6 years old, and it is a mini laptop with an Intel Atom processor and 4gb of memory.

So far so good. There is a few hiccups when some programs are processing, but overall it is working fine.

I think I will eventually try this Q4OS, mostly because the main reason is to run some trading bots (hummingbot to be more specific), but it ends up being an opportunity to jumpstart my old desire to start learning python.

Welcome to the clan. You will not regret.

Ubuntu is the best introduction to Linux. I await your Distro Hopping posts as we've all done it following the ethos of "OOH! SHINY" that pervades the FOSS community.

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I have to say that it is feeling a good introduction for someone that used windows for so many years.

Things evolved a lot on Linux development.

@phgnomo, Good luck with your Learning Journey. Hope that you will enjoy your Coding Journey. Stay blessed.

Thanks! Never late to learn something new.

Welcome and that's true.

 2 years ago  

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Welcome to the rabbit hole if you start distro hopping! I started down it in 2010 and cant (wont) get out of it. Currently running Ubuntu Studio on the broadcast machine in the studio and InstantOS on my old chromebook as a daily driver. And I love it!

Welcome to the party! There's a whole Universe full of Linux that you can explore

Oh, and i will! Thanks for the welcoming!