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Old 09-02-2018, 12:58 PM   #16
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For fun.

Come now, don't you feel a certain sense of DIY achievement at the end of the day when a self-compiled application, especially a very complex one, works well enough to be used daily in the line of work after all the dependencies have been manually (i.e.: without the package manager) beaten into submission?
It seems we have different opinions on "well enough". I had an orange pi plus 2e (raspberry pi like SBC) that I managed to get calibre, docker and other applications to run. In the end I moved it to a dedicated VM. Saved me alot of grief.

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Old 09-02-2018, 12:58 PM   #17
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For fun.

Come now, don't you feel a certain sense of DIY achievement at the end of the day when a self-compiled application, especially a very complex one, works well enough to be used daily in the line of work after all the dependencies have been manually (i.e.: without the package manager) beaten into submission?
I don't deny it is FUN to do so, but we need to measure between practicality and pleasure. Once you compile your own packages, despite they are fun, you immediately broke from the upstream. There are a lot of packages from the distro upstream, and most of us do not have the time or the need to keep them in track manually all the time. This includes security patches identified from CVE, features patches and so forth. If you have concern automatic patches may break your system, you can always do it manually yourself.

So Linux as a desktop OS may not be the best option, it is a very feasible option. No doubt it requires some extra tech savviness, but really I won't say to the extend of requiring complete taking over of the OS to fit the bill of selecting it as an OS
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Old 14-02-2018, 01:55 PM   #18
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Been running linux since my year 2000 (around) Pentium 4 refuse to run windows 7. Now running linuxmint. Do not feel I loose anything without windows.
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Old 16-02-2018, 10:32 PM   #19
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Been running linux since my year 2000 (around) Pentium 4 refuse to run windows 7. Now running linuxmint. Do not feel I loose anything without windows.
You use that pc as a daily driver? I had the displeasure of using a pentium 4 machine running xp for Microsoft excell
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