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PhilK06/06/2020 14:50

Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux …Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux when I tried it. The compressed files for one. Where is their winrar etc ?


Linux is a fantastic mature OS now. I recommend POP OS or Manjaro. If you want to learn enough about Linux to use it daily then this course is incredible, Udemy very often has a sale so you never want to pay more than £10.99 for a course on there >

udemy.com/cou…ry/

I use POP OS 20.04, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and Windows 10 (1909 186363.836), out of those three Windows 10 is an exceptionally hateful OS, macOS is absolutely the worst OS to navigate and POP OS just works, but you can't run Adobe apps on it, but most stuff works. I use Linux daily because I am free from the corporate BS of Apple and Microsoft. macOS has a worse interface than Windows 10 and a much worse terminal experience than Linux, so I don't see the point of it unless you need to run Sketch or Logic Pro X 10.5 for example.

If you value freedom and control then you owe it to yourself to try out Linux, it's far less scary than it once was and everyone can use it. A case in point is I gave my HP 15 3rd gen i5 laptop to my neighbour who is 68 and never owned a PC and he can use it, he hasn't come back to me with issues, it just works. That is a person who is computer illiterate for want of a better description, he isn't bound by convention of Windows 10 or macOS, I said here's how to switch it on and here's how to get Chrome to load or Firefox and here's how to get emails and he's using it daily running off my wifi, it's been good company for him in the current lockdown.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 6th Jun
If anyone is interested how to put a linux system together than this is a must read:

linuxfromscratch.org

Just start reading, things are getting very quickly much more clear :-)
Edited by: "greg666" 6th Jun
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Thank you
Nice.

Thank you.
Thank you!
Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux when I tried it. The compressed files for one. Where is their winrar etc ?
PhilK06/06/2020 14:50

Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux …Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux when I tried it. The compressed files for one. Where is their winrar etc ?


there is a free version of the rar archive available on linux. Also the more traditional 'tar' archive tool, 'gzip', 'bzip2', 'compress' and 'zip' compression tools are also available. There are free Graphical User Interfaces for these tools as well as the normal terminal versions. The Linux Made Simple may be a good place to start
Edited by: "R37R0" 6th Jun
Nice one will be using it today
Thanks OP nice find i jump from windows to linx all the time but windows is still my main system only because i know where nearly everything is.
I found with linx you still need to know a little bit of linx dos for installing stuff its still not that simple but i must say its still a great operating system once you get the hang of it....Also a lot of help out there for it and it is catching up with windows from when Linx first started out....Now that was hard to get to grip with.
Well done, excellent find.
Thanks
If anyone is interested how to put a linux system together than this is a must read:

linuxfromscratch.org

Just start reading, things are getting very quickly much more clear :-)
Edited by: "greg666" 6th Jun
Note that the Linux Format Annual 2020 was published way back on 26th Sep 2019 (if you wanted the printed edition it was fairly pricey at £12.99 at the time). Most Linux distros have had a newer major release since the versions covered in the annual, so I'd probably skip reading the distro version-specific articles and concentrate on the rest (some of which is actually quite interesting).

I'm just surprised people buy Linux mags nowadays (especially print versions) - with stuff moving so fast and a ton of good free Linux resources on the Net, a monthly paper Linux mag just seems an anachronism to me. Just bookmark phoronix.com and be done with it (how Michael pushes out so many excellent Linux articles per day as a one-man-band is beyond comprehension).
Thanks R37RO! Best magazine to learn Linux.
Thank you.
PhilK06/06/2020 14:50

Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux …Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux when I tried it. The compressed files for one. Where is their winrar etc ?



Winrar is proprietary, 7zip is open source and is easily installed on Linux distributions with the command 'sudo dnf install 7zip' or distro equivalent then archive manager can be used as a graphical front end.

Linux is brilliant, so many people are missing out in my opinion.
PhilK06/06/2020 14:50

Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux …Be interested in reading this. I could never understand much about Linux when I tried it. The compressed files for one. Where is their winrar etc ?


Linux is a fantastic mature OS now. I recommend POP OS or Manjaro. If you want to learn enough about Linux to use it daily then this course is incredible, Udemy very often has a sale so you never want to pay more than £10.99 for a course on there >

udemy.com/cou…ry/

I use POP OS 20.04, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and Windows 10 (1909 186363.836), out of those three Windows 10 is an exceptionally hateful OS, macOS is absolutely the worst OS to navigate and POP OS just works, but you can't run Adobe apps on it, but most stuff works. I use Linux daily because I am free from the corporate BS of Apple and Microsoft. macOS has a worse interface than Windows 10 and a much worse terminal experience than Linux, so I don't see the point of it unless you need to run Sketch or Logic Pro X 10.5 for example.

If you value freedom and control then you owe it to yourself to try out Linux, it's far less scary than it once was and everyone can use it. A case in point is I gave my HP 15 3rd gen i5 laptop to my neighbour who is 68 and never owned a PC and he can use it, he hasn't come back to me with issues, it just works. That is a person who is computer illiterate for want of a better description, he isn't bound by convention of Windows 10 or macOS, I said here's how to switch it on and here's how to get Chrome to load or Firefox and here's how to get emails and he's using it daily running off my wifi, it's been good company for him in the current lockdown.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 6th Jun
cantstopthewaves06/06/2020 22:18

Winrar is proprietary, 7zip is open source and is easily installed on …Winrar is proprietary, 7zip is open source and is easily installed on Linux distributions with the command 'sudo dnf install 7zip' or distro equivalent then archive manager can be used as a graphical front end. Linux is brilliant, so many people are missing out in my opinion.


I agree and I've been running POP OS for a couple of years and I've never even needed to install 7zip yet.
For those curious about Linux, you can either boot a "live" distro from a USB stick (and reboot back to Windows without Linux touching your Windows setup), run a Linux VM in Windows (Virtualbox is useful for this) or even dual boot Linux and Windows (tthough I strongly recommend you install Linux on a separate disk from Windows). Even Windows 10 now comes with WSL 2 (effectively a Linux VM subsystem that's supported by Microsoft), though that's currently command line only.

With WINE, Lutris and Steam Play's Proton, you can now run many Windows games and applications from inside Linux. For those not in the know, some major OEMs are now shipping Linux pre-installed as an option - Dell with their XPS laptops and Lenovo with their Thinkpad laptops. Phoronix.com recently benchmarked Windows 10 May 2020 vs. a bunch of Linux distros and Windows 10 was the overall slowest of all of them by some margin, so if it's performance you're after, switch to Linux...
Edited by: "rkl" 7th Jun
fishmaster06/06/2020 23:01

Linux is a fantastic mature OS now. I recommend POP OS or Manjaro. If you …Linux is a fantastic mature OS now. I recommend POP OS or Manjaro. If you want to learn enough about Linux to use it daily then this course is incredible, Udemy very often has a sale so you never want to pay more than £10.99 for a course on there >https://www.udemy.com/course/linux-mastery/I use POP OS 20.04, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and Windows 10 (1909 186363.836), out of those three Windows 10 is an exceptionally hateful OS, macOS is absolutely the worst OS to navigate and POP OS just works, but you can't run Adobe apps on it, but most stuff works. I use Linux daily because I am free from the corporate BS of Apple and Microsoft. macOS has a worse interface than Windows 10 and a much worse terminal experience than Linux, so I don't see the point of it unless you need to run Sketch or Logic Pro X 10.5 for example. If you value freedom and control then you owe it to yourself to try out Linux, it's far less scary than it once was and everyone can use it. A case in point is I gave my HP 15 3rd gen i5 laptop to my neighbour who is 68 and never owned a PC and he can use it, he hasn't come back to me with issues, it just works. That is a person who is computer illiterate for want of a better description, he isn't bound by convention of Windows 10 or macOS, I said here's how to switch it on and here's how to get Chrome to load or Firefox and here's how to get emails and he's using it daily running off my wifi, it's been good company for him in the current lockdown.


What an ace thing to do, kudos to you!
fishmaster06/06/2020 23:01

Linux is a fantastic mature OS now. I recommend POP OS or Manjaro. If you …Linux is a fantastic mature OS now. I recommend POP OS or Manjaro. If you want to learn enough about Linux to use it daily then this course is incredible, Udemy very often has a sale so you never want to pay more than £10.99 for a course on there >https://www.udemy.com/course/linux-mastery/I use POP OS 20.04, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and Windows 10 (1909 186363.836), out of those three Windows 10 is an exceptionally hateful OS, macOS is absolutely the worst OS to navigate and POP OS just works, but you can't run Adobe apps on it, but most stuff works. I use Linux daily because I am free from the corporate BS of Apple and Microsoft. macOS has a worse interface than Windows 10 and a much worse terminal experience than Linux, so I don't see the point of it unless you need to run Sketch or Logic Pro X 10.5 for example. If you value freedom and control then you owe it to yourself to try out Linux, it's far less scary than it once was and everyone can use it. A case in point is I gave my HP 15 3rd gen i5 laptop to my neighbour who is 68 and never owned a PC and he can use it, he hasn't come back to me with issues, it just works. That is a person who is computer illiterate for want of a better description, he isn't bound by convention of Windows 10 or macOS, I said here's how to switch it on and here's how to get Chrome to load or Firefox and here's how to get emails and he's using it daily running off my wifi, it's been good company for him in the current lockdown.



You really should be their spokesman !
Nice to see the enthusiasm for Linux in this thread
I have been using Linux in various versions for about 20 years now (personally) starting with SuSE (before OpenSuSE) on a PCPlus LiveCD, I went through Slackware at university and with the rise of Ubunutu, I have settled on that for a few years now. Also more recently in the last decade I have undertaken Redhat Sysadmin training and used Redhat and CentOS professionally as a developer and in an administrative role for the last 5-10 years.
I am a regular reader of Linux Format and when I see offers such as these, I like to share them with the community so that people can do their own reasearch and make up their own mind.

Enjoy!
Edited by: "R37R0" 7th Jun
Great! Thanks. Voted hot
Thanks R37R0
Wow thanks for these op
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