what's a stable and safe linux distro with good nvidia driver support and good performance so I can finally switch my main PC over from windows 1...

what's a stable and safe linux distro with good nvidia driver support and good performance so I can finally switch my main PC over from windows 11?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ubuntu Linux. RHEL.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >RHEL
      I don't wanna pay money for linux

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        CentOS, then.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Linux Mint Cinnamon edition.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this but get their "Edge" ISO for updated packages/drivers

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I installed linux mint cinnamon once and named my drive Black person for lack of better name and then I could never find a way to re label it after that. I tried using the GUI and even CLI to no avail

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    depends on your experience, if you have none, i recommend using Ubuntu or Mint, if you have medium experience, go for debian and customize it, if you're good with linux then check out arch, if you're too lazy to install it do "archinstall"

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Opensuse unironically

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tumbleweed

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >with good nvidia driver support
    stay on windows

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what issues with current linux nvidia drivers do you know of, anon? i never had any.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >with good nvidia driver support
    any non-esoteric mainstream distro.
    mint is nice and comfy. ubuntu is shit. fedora is gay. suse has a nice gecko. your choice.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i mean chameleon. sorry

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      suse doesn't seem safe though? wasn't it affected by the recent backdoor issue

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >wasn't it affected by the recent backdoor issue
        i thought only debian and redhat based systems were affected.
        tumbleweed had the backdoored package, but i think the backdoor wouldn't have taken effect there. i may be wrong.
        opensuse has a nice chameleon. that's all that counts for me. never used it, though. and it's kde looks nice. never used kde, though.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        only the rolling-release version, tumbleweed. other distros had the same problem with their bleeding edge testing/preview/unstable versions.
        i think it's good to avoid rolling-release distros in general. opensuse has a stable variant as well, called "leap". that didn't have the backdoor.
        most people don't need the bleeding edge shit. just use stable distros that don't always updoot with the newest untested shit.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >that didn't have the backdoor
          and i'm not even sure tumbleweed was affected by the backdoor, even if it was included in the package. i think it didn't take effect on opensuse. but of course they issued a statement and updooted to the unbackdoored version when it was discovered.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OpenSUSE

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >good nvidia driver support and good performance
    If you want to use that linux distro for gaming, you should wait some more. Basic support for linux via steam exists, but works terribly and a good number of AAA games aren't supported (yet) officially either. On my linux desktop it's like this: Steam works. But not a single of the windows games work, even with Proton. It's a hustle. You can use some tools like O&O ShutUp to tweak win11 and disable stupid features in the meantime.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah that’s RHEL.
    Get you a free developer account.
    Get you some RHEL with some Flatpaks. Nvidia support is such that you can grab shit from their website and it werks, whenever, whatever kernel.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2+ years of Pop-OS! on my Legion 5. Works fine but not exceptional.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this but tumbleweed on my legion 7, works perfectly including the RGB which runs better than the windows software and is persistent.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Arch if you are not completely clueless and tech illiterate. It's most popular distro on Steam for a reason.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It's most popular distro on Steam for a reason.
      SteamDeck runs an arch based distribution that helps.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        steamos is counted in a separate category in steam hardware surveys

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      honestly this
      I have 2 machines at home, a desktop with a single Nvidia GPU, and a laptop with Intel+Nvidia GPUs with Optimus. both work flawlessly with Arch (the laptop needed a little bit of config for Optimus, the desktop worked out of the box)
      and even if you're too clueless and tech illiterate to type "archinstall" in a CLI and type 2 commands to install yay, you can just install EndeavourOS. it's basically Arch with a GUI installer and some bloat

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should wait another month or two. Nvidia are finally going to make Wayland usable.

    https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/04/explicit-gpu-synchronization-for-xwayland-now-merged/

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No way. That whole thing is the biggest shitshow ever. I’ve been waiting to build a Linux computer for years, because I’m a weirdo who cares more about the power efficiency than open drivers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >gayland
      Not using your shitware

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >gayland
      sorry, I only use software that works

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh snap and it’s Guh-nome x VRR
      I’m building a computer, son

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It will change nothing because main issue is not explicit sync but missing features and incompatibility with older nvidia hardware.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >older nvidia hardware
        Not my problem, poorgay.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That is literally the whole issue I wouldn’t build a Loonix computer, fool

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Debian 12 (bookworm), kde installer with x11 session.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    debian is fine with my nvidia card

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >gayland
      sorry, I only use software that works

      So f*ckin based

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SteamOS.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    EndeavourOS. Whilst NVIDIA is getting an explicit sync patch soon™ I'll be forced to admit for me as much as I'm enjoying Linux, there's still some fricky behaviour from sleep and electron is still built by fricking Black folk that NVIDIA + Wayland just do not play nice with.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    mint cinnamon.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ublue *-nvidia images

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    install exherbo linux

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nvidia on Debian was slideshow 90% of the time 2 yrs ago, how are things now?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      just fine, dual gpu still a pain in the ass.

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