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Started by DGuller, July 14, 2017, 12:05:13 AM
Quote from: Razgovory on July 14, 2017, 12:15:38 AMThere is the smugness.
Quote from: DGuller on July 14, 2017, 12:05:13 AMI've a built a new computer, specifically for heavy data science computation.
Quote from: CountDeMoney on July 14, 2017, 07:53:19 AMWith Username = Username and Password = Password, of course.
Quote from: DGuller on July 14, 2017, 12:05:13 AMI've a built a new computer, specifically for heavy data science computation. I figured that I may as well make it a Linux computer rather than a Windows computer, since my old computer is plenty powerful enough for gaming, and Linux seems to be a natural home to a lot of data science software packages. So I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.Here's one thing about Ubuntu that annoys me a little: it's a bugged user hostile pile of shit. Nothing seems to work right out of the box. I think I'm used to the basics by now, I figured out who the fuck that sudo guy is, but that doesn't really help much. Trying to figure out a problem means lots of Googling, confirming that what I'm missing is some open source driver on some godforsaken github, and not some basic element of knowledge on my part.Is there any reason to avoid wiping away Ubuntu and getting a proper operating system?
Quote from: Monoriu on July 14, 2017, 08:18:52 AMI now see that all the people who told me to use Linux were trying to get me into trouble.
Quote from: DGuller on December 23, 2019, 09:19:19 AMI decided to have another go at Linux, although I haven't yet gone through with it. I just got a dirt-cheap Intel SSD drive, so Linux would now have a drive all to itself, and I would have BIOS asking me which drive to boot from. Hopefully that means that Linux won't be spreading its tentacles into my Windows partition. What made me decide to try again is realizing that Windows can be a bit of a pain in the ass for data science applications, especially when it comes to programming stuff to use multiple cores efficiently. On top of that, Linux just seems to be the default OS in use for all data science applications, so if I were have to use cloud stuff like Amazon EC2 down the line, I'd have to be familiar with Linux.Is there anything I should know to maximize my chances of Linux sticking around this time? What's the best distro-desktop combination for someone who's getting to be too old to dick around endlessly with googling the right command line instructions to make basic things work?
Quote from: DGuller on December 23, 2019, 09:19:19 AMWhat's the best distro-desktop combination for someone who's getting to be too old to dick around endlessly with googling the right command line instructions to make basic things work?
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