Operating Systems that you may enjoy?



  • There are many operating systems out there. Do any of you use any that are not-so-familiar for anything other than productivity for work or home?

    I was doing some reading today and thought I install a few to what they were like.

    I have no reason other than to satisfy my curiosity to explore....



  • I use Fedora and Deepin regularly. Neither are that obscure, but neither are quite mainstream either.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Operating Systems that you may enjoy?:

    I use Fedora and Deepin regularly. Neither are that obscure, but neither are quite mainstream either.

    I saw you mention Deepin the other day. I may give it a look too.



  • @JasGot said in Operating Systems that you may enjoy?:

    I saw you mention Deepin the other day.

    Very nice desktop OS. They do quite an amazing job of making it unique and polished.



  • Are asking about Operating Systems or Desktop Environments or both? For operating systems, Fedora feels right with me personally and professionally. And for desktop environments I feel the same way with GNOME3.

    Plus I'm just done with distro hopping and switching to different desktop environments. I only checkout other distros and desktop environments just to be familiar with it to be kept in the loop with progress.



  • @black3dynamite said in Operating Systems that you may enjoy?:

    Are asking about Operating Systems or Desktop Environments or both? For operating systems, Fedora feels right with me personally and professionally. And for desktop environments I feel the same way with GNOME3.

    Plus I'm just done with distro hopping and switching to different desktop environments. I only checkout other distros and desktop environments just to be familiar with it to be kept in the loop with progress.

    I like the Fedora/RHEL ecosystem for OS.

    For the desktop, I liked the Cinnamon experience the best when I tested the various choices for Fedora Workstation.



  • I have been using Deepin and Ubuntu for a long time for computers and Servers (Deepin only for computers). I am testing System76 (POP Os)right now
    https://system76.com/pop



  • Windows 10 and Fedora 29 on all desktops/laptop for daily driver. Ran Ubuntu for a while but switched to Fedora a couple years ago. Tried Suse and Mint but they were temporary. Have a few servers running Ubuntu, but anything new goes on Fedora.



  • If you want to play around with different OSs you should try for example:

    • Qubes OS (safety OS where everything is run in VMs)
    • TinyCoreLinux (extremely small, low resource desktop OS, ~11 MB)
    • Lubuntu (light weight desktop OS based on LXDE, suitable for older hardware)
    • LinuxFromScratch (if you want to roll your own linux)
    • FreeBSD or OpenBSD (if you want to try some BSD)

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