Well I took the plunge. I got rid of Windows today. I moved over to Pop!_OS. I know it is just Ubuntu with a coat of paint, but I wanted to use an Nvidia GPU and heard they work out of the box. Anyone have any advice on daily driving this?
I did use Linux back in the early 2000’s, will this be a lot different? I ran Debian back then.
I am just playing on basic everyday use. I no longer work so that is not an issue. I game a little (single player). I also have a large DVD and show collection I stream to my TV and phone. They use all in a NAS so it is easy.
one tip I would give to new Linux user is to understand how to install software like using flatpak, Snap, AppImage 3 universal package manager’s for Linux. Also learn how to use distro own package manager, in this case apt (Advanced Package Tool) and .deb.
Just “sudo apt update && apt upgrade” and you will be fine. I’m running pop Os on my laptop and had to upgrade 3 times to the newer version with no problems.
Learning the shortcuts for pop_Os will make you workflow easier.
Like Purple-jump-privacy said have a look at the package managers. if you install with flatpak you have to update in flatpack also.
I am a happy pop user hope you like it to.
I don’t do gaming so people doing that might find that distro useful. I personally has a bad experience with it, as it didn’t do well in terms of energy and ran into unexpected crashes while working. It did to the point where it became frustrating to work with and also the packages may not be updated well enough/patched versions which deviate hugely from mainstream.
Well I am weakl, I wound up going back to Windows. I just do not have the patience to get everything working correctly. I may dual boot my system. I just get frustrated not knowing how to make things work.
As someone who also daily drove Pop!_OS, my biggest recommendations would be to enjoy yourself. Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. Just make sure you have timeshift for system backups is my only advice.