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balte
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I'm looking for a distro that is more modern than Ubuntu 16.04, not the shithole that Ubuntu 17.10 is and works, practically, out of the box with my xps 9560.

this 17.10 update thing is driving me nuts. the plot twist is.. if I don't get it set up before tomorrow I'll just switch to windows.

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  • 4
    archhhhhhhhhh
  • 4
    Ubuntu isnt the only ducking distro there is, just try some others...
    Manjaro for example
  • 1
    Linux mint maybe? Define "more modern"
  • 0
    @vyrtruus libraries, compilers. don't care about the interface so long as it's not windows 98.
  • 0
    @LeFlawk apart from not being halfway interested in distros, I also don't generally have the time for it.
    I guess I might as well go back to windows. not sure what's more time efficient. spending weeks figuring out a distro, or hours waiting for updates and blue screens.
  • 1
    @Haxk20 tried arch once, it stopped working the next day because of some update. not my idea of a good distro, personally.
  • 4
    Whats wrong with 17.10? I use it as my daily work driver.
  • 2
    Fedora might be a good balance of newer software vs 'not breaking with every update'. It has a new release every 6 months.
  • 1
    There is nothing wrong with 17.10. In fact it's better than 16.04.
    But fuck both of them, I use Debian now because I'm wit da cool kidz.
  • 2
    Go debian testing
    Its stable and its not a dependency and update nightmare unlike arch
    Yet the packages are reasonably up-to-date.
    And you keep your .deb compatibility, since ubuntu got it from there.
    And if you remember enabling contrib and non-free in the /etc/apt/sources.list you should be more than fine
  • 1
    I have an XPS 13 with Ubuntu 17.10 and have no problems except for the once in a while appearing message that there is some problem (yeah, must be the software updater).

    You could try debian or some other distro they mentioned. I find switching to Windoozle a bad idea. Linux is great for development.
  • 1
    @D--M @AndSoWeCode @PonySlaystation the issue is that Nvidia is yet again taking hours of my time.
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  • 0
    Try pop os. They have Nvidia edition
  • 1
    @balte
    Fair enough, I suppose I'm lucky that I've not had any issues on both ky home pc and work laptop 😁
  • 0
    ubuntu mate
  • 1
    Whats the problem with 17.10?
    I recently switched from Arch to Ubuntu 17.10 (I also tried 16) and so far I really like it.
  • 0
    @balte I tried MX Linux (Debian-based on XFCE4) and it even has a "Install nvidia drivers" button.
  • 0
    @balte try fedora please...don't go to the other side...
  • 1
    The most stable OS I came across " crunchbang plus plus "
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