@codewiz Debian used to be my go to. Aptitude was a lot better than hunting around for dependencies.
@kai Yes, Debian had a head start in package management tools over everyone else. Now I'd say that Fedora and Arch have reached parity. Not to mention Ubuntu 😃
@codewiz oh no! Performance is a feature 😔 it's probably because I posted that evince bug on GitHub. They're probably like "ugh enough of this garbage" 😂
@codewiz haha well I just read the forum posts. It seems Clear has been on vanilla Gnome for a while but I didn't notice. I guess it used to ship with a custom theme.
I don't think this is a big deal for me. I really just like the performance optimizations.
Clear doesn't have a healthy culture. It is very elitist. If I were Intel, I would pour money into community management (and shield developers from "how do I print?").
But I don't really care about culture. I just like the performance…😅
@kai If the opensource process works as intended, at least some of Intel's performance work should pour into the other distros, eventually.
Other distros might still choose to prioritize compatibility or "works-out-of-the-box" in certain cases.
RedHat (and Fedora) definitely had the problem of starting all sort of random enterprise things that most users didn't need, like dmraid or sssd. Thanks to systemd's socket activation, they're no longer doing that.
@codewiz Clear Linux really makes Intel processors shine.
If I were Intel, I'd start another company, maybe a non-profit that accepts tax deductible donations from Intel, whose sole purpose would be a desktop-focused Linux distribution downstream from Clear, with all the video codecs and proprietary drivers.
American companies are so focused on short term profits…to their detriment imo.
@codewiz I'm pretty excited about Intel GPUs. They are really well supported by BSD etc.
I think my next machine will be an air cooled NUC with the Akasa case.
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