I'm moving from only using Windows 11-Home OS to a dual boot Linux OS because of political and personal reasons.

I'm moving from only using Windows 11-Home OS to a dual boot Linux OS because of political and personal reasons.

I have used Ubuntu a lot in the past (10 years ago) and I want to know if there are critical downsides to using dual boot Windows + Linux.

In the future I only want to use Linux but because I play some games that I don't know if they are compatbile with Wine or Proton, I want to test it out first.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >political
    Please elaborate. There are many political versions of GNU+Linux that might be mroe appropriate for you based on these reasons.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My political reasons are pretty simple: I like open software and I'm scared for the future of Windows with the implementation of features that can't be disabled.

      Look, W11 is not that bad, I can atually make it look, feel and act like older Windows systems removing the bloat, but I believe this will change with W12.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well, Certain GNU+Linux versions are going a similar route, locking everything behind a single blackbox. ``systemd'' is to many a virus, so perhaps a distro that has removed or declined using systemd is more in line with your principles.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I like open software and I'm scared for the future of Windows with the implementation of features that can't be disabled

        Kubuntu is a good choice, yes :]

        >Kubuntu is a good choice, yes :]
        Good luck

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >unprivileged application is able to bypass GNOME lockscreen
          "If I install malware it give me malware"
          >Global themes and widgets can run arbitrary code
          Don't use the KDE store tbh, it's a mess
          >XZ backdoor
          Was never on Ubuntu

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Windows will sometimes eat your bootloader, making Linux unbootable until you repair it. Kinda wish the EU boomers would sue Microsoft over this.

    It's best to install them on separate drives.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Linux OS
    cute

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know about the other distros, just wanted to be more, you know, casual about it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cut out the GNU middlemen and use Linux directly.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have fun with Windows nuking your Linux installation on every update. Don't even bother dualbooting in 2024. Either separate drives which you physically unplug or switch to Linux fully.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      THIS
      THIS
      THIS

      Just go all-in on Linux. Otherwise, have a Linux-only daily driver and a Windows home office machine. There's no point trying to reconcile the two.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ive heard people fear-monger about windows uninstalling bootloader if installed on the same drive, but ive heard others say irs very rare.
        You should go with fedora imo

        I'm on Linux full time now, but I did dual boot in the past, and I haven't had Windows frick my boot since the days of BIOS/MBR. Arguably, I'm a sample size of 1, but in a UEFI/GPT world, I can't imagine that "windows nukes your grub ;^(" is anything but FUD.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I want to know if there are critical downsides to using dual boot Windows + Linux
          the only critical downside is that Windows is still there

          >I can't imagine that "windows nukes your grub ;^(" is anything but FUD
          that only happens if you use grub. plenty of other bootloaders available and they're not impacted usually. having both on separate drives is also an option (and a better one at that)

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    first of all, Linux is not an operating system, it is a kernel. 2nd of all, ubuntu is no endorsed by the free software foundation, and therefore we do not recommend using that distribution. please refer to https://www.gnu.org/distros/ for a basic rundown of what distribution you should use. third of all, playing games is for children. if you really must play video games, we recommend you buy a nintendo switch or steam deck, instead of inundating your linux machine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >we
      Frick off.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Linux-sama...you don't have to be so rought on a kouhai...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >we
      >My name is Legion, for we are many
      kys
      Mint it is.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ive heard people fear-monger about windows uninstalling bootloader if installed on the same drive, but ive heard others say irs very rare.
    You should go with fedora imo

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Windows can mess up your bootloader (like grub). It doesn't happen often and won't just nuke your distro. It is quite easily fixable, but i don't know how to do it on ubuntu because i use arch btw

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >and won't just nuke your distro
      It nuked multiple of my drives, just formated them without me accepting anything. I will never let this malware touch my PC again. Frick Windows.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        kek that happened to me once but just by installing windows.
        I don't know if I pressed something by mistake myself.
        It was a secondary drive and I didn't touch that partition, but booting up windows for the first time and my data was gone for good.
        Never again, to be honest, Arch is been behaving good for 2 years. It can get moronic but I have many snapshots to help myself and it always works if it kills itself.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just enable Windows Subsystem for Linux and be done with it.

    >Political reasons

    All major OS's support trans rights

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know about Windows 11, but W10 IoT LTSC never ate my bootloader. I don't dual boot anymore, but people are pretty autistic nowadays about not dual booting in the same disk for some reason, even though it used to be the norm a few years ago.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sure it's easier nowadays, especially now with WSL, but FUD mandatory dealing with any tech. I'd rather not gamble my stability on the whim of MS engineers.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for all the input, I will take my chances with dual boot, for now, it would be hard to go 100% any linux distro.

    Regarding distros, Is KDE and Ubuntu good for me? I'm an advanced user of Windows (I how to to use basic cmd commands, register, format the hardrive etc).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kubuntu is a good choice, yes :]

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kubuntu is good if you
      >remove Firefox snap
      >install deb from Mozilla
      >install flatpak

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It isn't bad, but the next release of Kubuntu will not ship the latest KDE 6, which might interest you since it brings so many improvements to the table (you will be able to install KDE 6 on Kubuntu, but you will have to frick around with their repositories). Fedora is a pretty solid distro too and their release 40 will include KDE 6, but they're autistic when it comes to open source, you would have to hassle with it, follow a post-installation guides to get codecs and other things working properly.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      KDE is in a good state after the rough couple of weeks following the latest major launch. Haven't used Ubuntu in years but I imagine that it's perfectly usable. My only recommendation is that you stay away from Fedora and Manjaro, which are deceivingly high-maintenance (BTW I use Arch). Depending on your needs, any one of the millions of Debian-based distros is likely going to suit you.
      It's not like it's very difficult to distro-hop if you keep your data (be it /home/ or something else like "/mycooldata :)/") on a separate partition, anyway.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I want to know if there are critical downsides to using dual boot Windows + Linux.
    You have to push a button to choose the os every time you boot.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Changing os because of political reasons
    lmao you are a fricking tool

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly the best distro for you to just have everything and it installs super easily is something like Fedora, MX Linux or EndeavorOS. Also use two separate drives

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fully switch. If you come into problems with software support, exhaust every possible option and if that doesn't work then stop using the software or use an alternative.

    >b-but i NEED this software for--
    You NEED food, water and shelter anon.. and last I checked Walmart works just fine on Linux web browsers

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm moving from
    >I want to test it out first
    why don't you just do it and then let us know when you're done, don't post before that, it's pointless. why do people post saying they're thinking of doing something, totally pointless

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dual boot SUCKS ASS
    if you want to have some windows kicking around for the couple of things you want windows for, run it in a VM. Seriously.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't duelboot. Fully commit and figure out how to make linux do what you want. If you dualboot you won't have a reason to learn.

    btw you can achieve almost 100% of ur game library on linux minus online multiple player games with anti-cheat. I'll help you get 98% of ur gaming needs:
    1. When you reformat your PC install an EFI system not BIOS. Install Grub bootloader. I will explain why later.
    2. install a distro that is friendly towards gamers and cuztomization. Something like debian seems nice for stability but you'll be late to new technologies and certain workarounds.
    3. Once you install by all games from steam and ceck: https://www.protondb.com/explore to see how well they run.
    4. If a game is not available on steam or work with proton install https://www.protondb.com/explore Bottles or Lutris(i recommend bottles it's just better/less headache).
    5. Install for those online games you're addicted to you will create a virtual machine with GPU-Passthrough. This requires an EFI system and Grub. Most all games work at native speeds this way and can only be detected by the most invasive Anti-cheats. For example I play warzone and genshin just fine, however rainbow six freaks out and kicks me for being under a vm. This is the last 2% you won;t get under linux until sometime in the future when steam pressures anti-cheat devs.

    Last tip: learn CLI/bash commands don't try to shoehorn your windows habits on linux. you'll only suffer for it and stunt your knowledge. You could use package manager GUI's all your life if you wanted. but not advised. do not be afraid of the command line. create "aliases" if you cba remembering long commands. example: alias update="sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade"

    gl uninstall windows

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      good advice actually; one of the things that snagged me on my move to linux was trying to do things the windows way and not understanding how things are just done differently under linux. You're expected to do a lot more terminal operations; not because there's no 'linux equivalent', but because operations in linux have the expectation that you can automate them via scripts, and you can't do that with gui stuff nearly as easily.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    freetroons are the vegans of the tech world

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