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nitwhiz
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Windows is when your computer just exits it's life via fucken BSOD.

But then there's linux. Half-freezing up, making you switch to tty2 just to see via htop, the machine is essentially idle. Nice. Fuck you.

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  • 4
    Is the Mac cheese grater meme still relevant?
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    @lkjhgf253 I believe its the latest one at least
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    @theuser no, there are the wheels now

    @nitwhiz in my experience Windows bsods way less that Linux hangs up, for me the latter is pretty much a permanent state of being slow
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    @frogstair wow that’s just totally not the experience I have had.
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    @nitwhiz ive used a combo of debian, Slackware, gentoo, and ones that I roll myself since like 1996.

    I have had graphics drivers crash, usually because I was using an unsupported card or had it configured wrong. I’ve had three kernel panics (blue screens) in that time, one was me trying to get it to panic on purpose to test failure recovery , the other two bad DRAM.

    Critically though, X11 freezing is not the same as a windows blue screen.
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    @nitwhiz also I don’t really use debian any more because of systemd. I have a Devuan system but they’re a little behind on porting for stretch.
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    @lkjhgf253 mac 'n cheese is always relevant
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    @nitwhiz the BSOD is not always Windows fault. Perhaps you have a serious hardware issue.
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    @hjk101 my dude, I'm coming from Windows all the way back to 95 and ME, i know that.(;
    This rant is more joking than serious.

    @FrodoSwaggins I'm using manjaro at the moment and am very happy with it. Used Ubuntu before, it froze often and now manjaro froze for the very first time. As this is my first bad experience with it i was pretty pissed off when seeing no ram and/or cpu usage whatsoever.
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    macOS has never had a Kernel panic 😌😌😌
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    @catgirl that used to be true. Have issues with it pretty often now.
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    @nitwhiz it’s most likely X11 or your de or your GPU driver, though driver freezes have a non zero chance of busting your text ttys too. If you have an nvidia card That is a likely culprit. Nvidia on Linux is unfortunately a very sad story. The proprietary driver is god awful and nvidia doesn’t provide docs so the free driver is almost more awful if you could believe that
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