After 3.5 terms, I still see people running Linux in a vm && writing C code in nano.
Should I be concerned if that really freaks me out?
Usually I'd say use whatever floats your boat but I just don't get why they don't dual boot, they'll need Linux in pretty much every term...

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    Except Windows can't handle time with dual-boot it's the way to go and it's great.
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    At least your uni supports Linux...
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    I run Linux in a VM cause u need different environments most of the time and I just can reset it every term
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    Plus you can run multiple Linux distros. Also, you can run multiple VMs and noodle around with networking, that's super useful and fun.
    I generally shy away from running Linux on bare hardware anyway (well, consumer hardware. For servers, Linux any day). Windows is way better at that, so why not let it? No screwing around with WiFi drivers now yay.
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    I run Arch natively.
    My Dev environment is this:
    - OS: Ubuntu Server
    - Software: LAMP stack
    - enable second screen {work/home}
    - sshfs pxe@vm:/var/pxe/www /local/path
    - st [workspace 2; laptop]
    - chrome [workspace 10; second screen]
    - postman [workspace 9; second screen]
    - sleep 30 (VM isn't so fast to boot on hdd)
    - atom (project folder is /local/path/; git repo)[workspace 1; laptop screen]

    Ofcourse this complete process is mapped to an I3 shortcut.
    It detects monitor based on mode of second screen btw.
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    @gamingfail123 do you mean that the reason my windows ALWAYS has the time wrong, is because I dual boot!? Because I have been looking for the reason for ages!
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    @RememberMe Why is windows better at that in your opinion?
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    @aritzh Exactly, they are using different time formats. 😂
    Linux is able to handle that but Windows isn't.
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    @gamingfail123 but why should they interfere with each other? I mean, their trace should be gone on reboot, isn't it?
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    @DLMousey Yeah sorry. Went a bit overboard. Was going to write something snarky about using a VM as well but then I remembered how awesome my setup was and started gloating. My bad. 😅
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    @aritzh I don't exactly know why, I just know that the dualboot setup is the reason D:
    Everytime I start Windows after having used Linux the time is wrong.
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    @linuxxx Probably because it has the largest market share on consumer hardware, so when it comes to drivers, Windows is always given top priority. Which leads to some hardware being supported only on Windows (or being very shadily supported on other OSes) which is totally understandable since it makes sense to focus on the largest customer base first.

    Also, Windows has a huge repository of drivers in Windows Update, one round of updates generally painlessly installs all the major drivers you need. You could hate Microsoft for their unethical corporate garbage (and I do), but their stuff really is very easy to use and set up.
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    @RememberMe I get your point but I've got to say that driver support is the best out of the box on Linux.

    I've had to install one printer driver on a pc in my entire life (10-20 different devices) on linux, loads more on windows. The driver's for windows exist but aren't installed by default which is often the case on Linux.

    As for the last part, that's an opinion, not a fact :)
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    @linuxxx I'm glad that Linux driver support is improving :)
    Windows has had that for ages, they have standard drivers that support core functionality.

    Also, there's a lot more to hardware than just printers and displays and keyboards and standard computer equipment (which Linux supports well). For instance, I bought a PC oscilloscope the other day which works like a charm on Windows, and Linux doesn't even detect it. I could, of course, fiddle with the driver kernel module, but then I want to use the 'scope, not do driver programming.

    Also, support for things like Nvidia Optimus. I use a laptop with a powerful GPU. I couldn't get Optimus to work on Linux.

    Also, games :)
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    @RememberMe oh my. The day the fucking optimus chip works for me on linux, I will be the happiest man om earth, I promise. (inb4 bumbleblee, I have tried it, nope, doesn't even boot).

    And I agree with @linuxxx, drivers are overall getting much better on linux, However, for more niche products, only windows drivers are available. And it is not linux-people's fault, it is the fault of the manufacturers of those products, that do not take linux into account, because it is not worth for them (and, sadly, I understand why).

    Sincerely, a 99% linux user (cannot be bothered to get league of legends to work on linux, so that's the only thing I use windows for ;) ).
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