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I just want to say, I was sceptical to start using linux, and did researxh for about a month and decided on xubuntu as my first linux on my laptop, beacuse it was sleek and fast and no amazon clutter from ubuntu, and it uses apt-get that I already know from my raspberry pi.

I just don't like windows 10, there are many things they changed, and as a coder and a gamer I have seen them all. The crashes, the freezes, the BSODs and just being slow, many times chrome doesn't respond or even task manager stops responding, so I lost my shit and download xubuntu. Windows 7 was amazing, I have been using it since the day it came out and it will always be one of my favourite OSs, but Microsoft lost me now!

After 2 and a half months my experience is amazing, it's fast, it's elegant and looks exactly how I want it. The only time linux ever froze on me was when I tried to open a massive, and when I say massive, I mean gigantic 6mb 12000 line json file in mousepad, since I started opening stuff like that in PyCharm I haven't experienced a crash again.

Thanks for introducing me to linux devrant!!!

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    I find that many older text eds don't do massive files be it on Windows/Linux or Mac.

    Pleased you found something that suits your needs
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    I also switched recently to linux and i have never had any problems and everything just works fine. I use Ubuntu and it fits all my needs as a programmer. The only thing I don't like is the look. I'm not a fan of the glassy look of the launcher and the switcher. I tried to install themes. Now it's much better but the glassy look hasn't changed. And now there is a mix of different styles. So that's the only thing I'm not perfectly satisfied with.
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    @Aaronmacaron try xubuntu, kubuntu or lubuntu. They are ubuntu with othere themes, I also evaded ububtu for that reason
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    @Aaronmacaron Just install a different desktop environment?
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    @drRoss but which one? All the big one's (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Cinnamon, etc...) look all like they were made at least ten years ago. They have this 3D glossy steel look. And the icons look super realistic and have a super high resolution. It reminds me of Windows xp or OS X Aqua. I haven't found one that looks modern to me.

    I shouldn't care that much about the design anyway.
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    @Aaronmacaron
    Go for openbox, RatPoison or windowmaker
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    @Aaronmacaron
    You can try budgie or deepin.
    Or you can try some window managers as @linux has specified. Though, I use herbstluftwm or i3.
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    @Aaronmacaron Use MATE. It's great.
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    @Aaronmacaron take xfce en just customize it like crazy with your own theme and icons, and add dock or planck, I just love my os now!
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    @erikdreyer11 i tried xfce. To be honest it didn't look to good to me, I didn't customize it though. Could post a screenshot, so i see what is possible with customized xcfe ?
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    @Aaronmacaron this is the xfce version of ubuntu, aka xubuntu. I installed plank dock and the numix icons with a few other things.
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    @geek1011 That definitely looks very nice and interesting. I'm going to look into this. Thank you for the tip.
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    @Linux ratpoison is deprecated, better suite i3 or bspwm. For starting Openbox is just fine.
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    @geek1011 yeah sure. I would really appreciate it if I could get this script.
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