Is Pop!_OS the future of Linux?

>manufactures and sells their own laptops, desktops, servers, and keyboards
>disables Intel's ME backdoor firmware
>leading the charge in innovating Linux and freeing it from the clutches of people and projects sabotaging and holding Linux back (you know who)
>doing it all in a programming language that fixes all of C/C++'s shortfalls and which stands to become the most dominant programming language of the future, Rust
>picking up where Ubuntu left off to make an OS consumer friendly enough to convince people to ditch Mac and Windows

Name another Linux distro doing more for the Linux community and regular consumers who aren't hardcore hackers. I'll wait.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most moronic logo award goes to...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Logo? I was thinking of the name.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >disables Intel's ME backdoor firmware
    Source for this? I seriously doubt this is true, it's a complex procedure and can't be done without opening your box like so. You shouldn't lie about these topics.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >complex procedure
      computers are not complicated.

      a moronic farmer from Laos can figure out computer architectures within 2 weeks. It is probably the most simple subject ever next to maybe something like Algebra.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Since you are so knowledgeable and I am so moronic, please explain to me how you can flash your BIOS and disable Intel's ME just by installing another OS?
        I don't see it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ok, i'll tell you later.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          NTA, guess it is done for hardware sold by System76 and for those running coreboot
          See https://support.system76.com/articles/intel-me/

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >a moronic farmer from Laos can figure out computer architectures within 2 weeks. It is probably the most simple subject ever next to maybe something like Algebra.
        No it could not "figure out" anything it hasn't already figured out. If those things were at all capable of any of what you're suggesting, it would've already happened

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The hardware they sell has ME disabled, it's not PopOS doing it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But it's PopOS's choosing. Framework open source Laptops doesn't even do this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The hardware they sell has ME disabled, it's not PopOS doing it.

      But it's PopOS's choosing. Framework open source Laptops doesn't even do this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pop OS does not do it. It can't
      System76 firmware does allow you to disable ME if you buy one of their devices.
      This is not a libreboot but it does neuter ME to the point where it can't communicate with the web.

      https://github.com/system76/firmware-open/blob/master/docs/intel-me.md

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Poop!_OS is bloated garbage and Cosmic will be abandonware in 3-5 years.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That is, assuming Cosmic actually releases at some point and isn't just vaporware.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It doesn't matter how much you daydream about COSMIC not existing. It has already been developed, and many are already actively using it, and creating applications for it, despite the lack of a release. It will be showcased at LinuxFest Northwest tomorrow.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You will not dethrone the kin/g/.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          God it looks like stale vomit
          Do tinker trannies really want this?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          looks neat and all but if it's not easy to navigate using just a keyboard, it's nothing for me to get excited about.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          COSMIC is gonna be great, but they need to fix their light theme first, starting by switching the white and gray around.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There is no singular light theme. A theme configuration is dynamically generated by cosmic-settings based on the chosen color values for the background and primary container layers. The generated color palette is influenced by the OKLCH lightness scores of the selected color(s). If a background color has a lightness score below 89, then a neutral palette is generated which creates ligher components and container layers. If a background color has a lightness score above 88, then a neutral palette is generated which creates darker components and container layers. Using this approach, it's possible to generate a light theme with dark containers, and vice versa. Text color is also dynamically chosen to ensure ideal contrast in any scenario.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's nice and all, but that gray is too gray.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you cannot appreciate my SNES color scheme, then you do not deserve it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          looks good

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This actually does look really nice, I think I'll try it out on my main PC when it properly launches. I've been meaning to swap to linux from win10 for a while anyway but I'm pretty interested in this, and there's not really a better opportunity to do it.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does it have RISC-V support?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >unlike you wintoddlers and macgays, I have le CHOICE®. There is no central authority that can FORCE me to adopt a particular standard. That's the beauty of free and open sores.
    >but also, Linux is being HELD BACK by one central authority that is forcing everyone to adopt a particular standard.
    Pick one narrative please.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's actually very funny that there are several groups who make tons of money attempting and failing to hold linux back

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can I make ME unusable by using an USB to ethernet adapter?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      USB is controlled via the CPU, where the ME is, so no

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >manufactures and sells their own laptops, desktops, servers, and keyboards
    They buy and resell shit with their own logo, which is not a bad thing, but nothing super special either.
    >leading the charge in innovating Linux
    How? Just by creating ANOTHER desktop environment? Like it or not, Fedora is the one that leads with open source solutions. Pop!_OS is Debian's fork's fork.
    >picking up where Ubuntu left off to make an OS consumer friendly enough to convince people to ditch Mac and Windows
    Show me the stats

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, the whole reason Linux broke 4% marketshare was because of Valve and SteamDeck/SteamOS

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use it, because it Just Werks.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i was sold until you mentioned rust
    no thank you me and my penis will go somewhere else now

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Name another Linux distro doing more for the Linux community and regular consumers who aren't hardcore hackers. I'll wait.
    Did you even try?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >redhat
      >doing anything for the linux desktop
      pick one

      I couldn't afford it, I had a Megadrive (Genesis, in case you don't know).
      My neighbor's kid had the SNES with DKC, the Super GB and Revenge of the Gator. I think Spanky's Quest as well. I came to own an SNES many years later but by then emulators were running "fine".

      >I had a Megadrive
      Same, although I only owned a few games, so I mostly played on an emulator (Gens) as well.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    test

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >use GTK
    >GNOME ecosystem
    Dropped. It will inexorably be forced to be gnomefied sooner or later.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      COSMIC uses libcosmic; not GTK.
      COSMIC does not rely on any GNOME libraries.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cosmic DE is neat, but the future is on something like Fedora Silverblue with a good image build system like uBlue Os's.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pop OS seems to only be a great experience on system76 hardware. Though I might check out cosmic on nixOS one day. It may be the first DE in a while I install, mostly because it seems to be a DE made by people who have used and liked I3

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >seems to only be a great experience on system76 hardware
      why?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've installed it on other laptops. It seemed buggy. I assume the clevo laptops they pick are what they test and debug against. And YouTube shills that actually seem to daily drive pop OS and say good things about it all have the company's hardware.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The regression tests that Pop!_OS performs equally improve hardware support for all systems out there with similar hardware. At a bare minimum, it has the same level of hardware support as the Ubuntu base that it is built upon. Pop!_OS uses mainline kernels from the Ubuntu mainline packaging.

          God it looks like stale vomit
          Do tinker trannies really want this?

          You're clearly too young to have ever owned a SNES.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I couldn't afford it, I had a Megadrive (Genesis, in case you don't know).
            My neighbor's kid had the SNES with DKC, the Super GB and Revenge of the Gator. I think Spanky's Quest as well. I came to own an SNES many years later but by then emulators were running "fine".

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's good that for a change a distro is run by a company that actually makes its money with desktops, rather than just using its desktop user community as QA labor for their server OS. They actually have an incentive to innovate and sell a good desktop experience.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed. The main reason Canonical canned Unity and never really put much effort into it, I believe, was because they made their money from servers. They didn't even stop using GTK.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    rename it, new logo and I seriously would consider using it (even over Fedora)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      unironically this. hope with the new version and the release of cosmic they get rid of the silly fricking name

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      unironically this. hope with the new version and the release of cosmic they get rid of the silly fricking name

      literal morons

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        y tho

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Been using Linux nigh 20 years, Pop OS is literally the best one I've ever used. The integration with hardware+drivers is bar none, and I'm not lying when I say:

    The tiling extension changed my life.

    It has ruined other OSes for me. The true It Just Works©, and it works so well.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sudo apt-get install steam
    oh whoops

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    their laptops are rebranded cheap chinese computers. plastic trash.
    their new desktop is written in rust, which is also shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anyone who thinks Rust is shit has shit for brains.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      their keyboards and desktop chassis are made in the US

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And what about everything else?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          same chinkshit as everywhere else

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Is Pop!_OS the future of Linux?
    No, Arch + KDE + Wayland is.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Funny how FOSS only works when there is someone that actually earns money. And in this case it only works because FOSS tards literally can't get the hardware they sell for free as in download from github.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      FOSS is not about working for free

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