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Re: What do you use Solus for?

Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:58 am

Well, I'm an admin for an LMS and instructional designer by day so I use MacOS and Windows at work. I don't really have a beef with either, in fact I've been a Mac user for 20+ years and its still the go to for my photography. I built up my little Linux laptop specifically as a tool for my writing. I prefer using a text editor and MD for most of my writing and I'm working on a book. I am really happy with Solus and hoping to set up my laptop setup as lean an mean writing machine.

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Re: What do you use Solus for?

Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:15 am

I use it for the standard web browsing/email/netflix/fubotv/music stuff. I am also a mathematics teacher, so I use Atom to write/compile LaTex documents, Gedit for webpages, and GeoGebra for making graphs for course notes. I use the GeoGebra portable, which is not ideal - wish it was in the repo - the flatpak rarely works well, so hoping a snap is in the future. Cheers!

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Re: What do you use Solus for?

Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:47 pm

Mainly uni stuff: browser, email, rss (Feedreader - thx for having it in the repo!), R (Rstudio - few problems, but solved it on the forum), and LaTeX. From time to time I am also playing some pc games :D. Civ 5 & EU IV especially

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Re: What do you use Solus for?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:41 pm

Daily stuff, Win10 gave me blue screens and couldnt recover so, going Solus now.
Feels at home

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Re: What do you use Solus for?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:39 am

  • Web / Filetransfer (Firefox, Filezilla)
  • Graphics and DTP (Krita, Darktable, Scribus)
  • Audio and Video (Audatcity, Kdenlive, Blender)
  • Gaming (Steam)

Software: Solus Budgie | NVidia proprietary drivers
Hardware: Asus N552VW | intel Core i7 6700HQ | NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] | Intel HD Graphics 530 | Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 | Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet

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Re: What do you use Solus for?

Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:16 pm

1. Web Development.
2. Browsing the internet.
3. Read Novel.
4. Chats.
5. Learn anything related to network, web technologies, and linux.
6. Secondary OS if Windows fails xD.

But why ? why Solus ?

Ubuntu and it's derivatives are mostly unable to help me to forget that good old day of being an openSuse fans where for some reason, Solus does.

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Re: What do you use Solus for?

Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:30 pm

Pretty much everything i was doing on Windows - browsing,watching youtube videos,listening to music, and since kernel 4.15 update,solus defaulted my graphic driver form radeonsi to amdgpu which resulted in amazing gaming performance,so i don't need to even go to windows anymore. Another thing i like Solus for is that in Windows,4k videos on youtube are laggy,for some reason here they are smooth! Good job,greatest distribution of Linux i've tried in my life!

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Re: What do you use Solus for?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:14 pm

Software development (mainly ECMA6 currently) bit of 3D graphics (Blender!) and usual music/video bs.
*Nothing* to complain. I use Gnome edition and it's just perfect OS for my needs!

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Location: Central America

Re: What do you use Solus for?

Sun May 06, 2018 10:24 am

I've been off of Windows for a month now. Smoothest transition ever. I'm a university student, so I use Solus for pretty much everything: netflix, word processing, books, maple, etc.
Win10 64-bit
Solus 3 64-bit

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Location: Krakow, Poland

Re: What do you use Solus for?

Mon May 28, 2018 2:49 pm

My computer is not the newest one. It’s a desktop.
I’m rather regular user and computer serves me mainly for fun.
Basically I use it for web browsing, office applications, listening to the music, photos and videos.
I like ‘good’ looking DE, fast boot and shut down times. However as I am on SSD most of distros are ‘fast’ enough for me.

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