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Should i switch to linux
Stewie2K | 
North Macedonia m3tAce 
If you dont know anything about computers then press ctrl+w and leave this thread. Hi hltv, I need help with a decision... I have been using Windows for a long time and have always thought about switching to linux since so many people say that its better. Im not a programmer or "pro" at computers but I know enough to be able to make this change comfortably. The real question is should I do it? Do any of you have experience with switching to linux?
2022-01-20 03:57
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#3
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Lebanon Dogman69
not worth it
2022-01-20 03:59
1 reply
why?
2022-01-20 03:59
#6
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Canada Unravel
Switch if you have a reason to switch, if not don't
2022-01-20 04:00
9 replies
i dont exactly have one, I have seen people who say that you get more fps on linux but thats probably not true.
2022-01-20 04:01
8 replies
#12
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France Kweyy
You also get less game
2022-01-20 04:03
3 replies
what?
2022-01-20 04:09
2 replies
Less games work on Linux
2022-01-20 04:10
1 reply
thats true
2022-01-20 04:11
#36
Dosia | 
Russia prav_
afaik faceit AC isn't supported on linux
2022-01-20 14:46
1 reply
#47
FaNg | 
Canada JC_123
it's not supported. You basically have to play mm unless you are a software genius
2022-01-20 15:00
gaming is the last thing you wanna do on linux
2022-01-20 17:16
1 reply
thats not really true a lot of games are supported
2022-01-20 17:22
what do you find wrong about windows that you feel the need to switch to linux? If its for fun then go ahead. If you need your computer for something then make sure that it works with linux
2022-01-20 04:02
8 replies
people say that apparently you get better performance on linux, idk if its true... Windows is fine but I know that you get more customization and options on linux
2022-01-20 04:03
7 replies
I don't think a SINGLE anti cheat works for linux though.
2022-01-20 15:20
2 replies
All valve games work with Linux
2022-01-20 16:57
1 reply
faceit anti cheat as well?
2022-01-20 17:26
I can vouch you get way more FPS, depends how you play cs, If you only play MM I can highly recommend switching. If you play faceit, AC is not supported plus the fact that a few games are not supported, however proton is working very well and worst comes to worst you can run through a compatibility layer, however this does not includes games with an AC. One thing I will say though is it that linux is highly intuitive and I enjoy it a lot, and for games without anti cheat it is fine. Plus runs like a champ, looks nicer and is fun to play with so it really depends what you want to do with an OS.
2022-01-20 16:50
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thank you for this good reply... My biggest problem is AC not working, although I dont really play much faceit, only if my friends want to but usually we find more fun in MM, faceit AC will probably come to linux very soon with all the recent csgo updates
2022-01-20 17:15
1 reply
I can't recommend it more to be honest.
2022-01-20 17:45
#77
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Germany ske0
okay i think the best thing for you is a stripped version of Windows (smth like KirbyOS -> made from the german csgo player Kirbyyy). Here is a sneak peek on how to set it up -> youtu.be/DphvKd7qc74?t=31 Its basically Windows without all the Microsoft junk nobody asked for.
2022-01-20 17:14
Try steamOS on a virtual machine and judge by yourself, it wont cost you anything money wise. SteamOS or whatever linux distribution might fits you I dont know about your daily computer uses
2022-01-20 04:02
1 reply
good idea! I will try it
2022-01-20 04:03
cant play faceit or esea or esportal on linux else i would switch
2022-01-20 04:10
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oh shit really, thats sad, ok then im not switching.
2022-01-20 04:10
maybe test it on a vm and see if it works for you edit:and if u think its good but cannot really game on linux try running a windows vm on linux
2022-01-20 04:13
This is much simpler than you think. Before you think wich OS to use you need to come up with a list of software(games, apps, tools…) you currently use. After that you choose the OS based in your compatibility list. Windows is not a “bad” OS. It takes in consideration that you are not a developer or any hard user. What frustrates everyone is that the OS take some decision to himself instead asking what the user wants and that’s completely fine because most of users wouldnt know how react from it. linux is way more flexible and let you configure the way you want but this extra juice you would to be hard user to take advantage
2022-01-20 14:11
I use Linux for programming and some other things. I use Windows for gaming.
2022-01-20 14:10
Linux is kinda better if you are a programmer. Plus it's free. For a general user like you who already has licensed windows/mac it won't make much sense to switch.
2022-01-20 14:11
I only switched to linux, just because I needed to compile and build c++ software from scratch that had some fortran dependencies. Doing that on MinGW would have involved a shit ton of headaches. Had that not been the case, I probably would have never switched, especially when I have a macbook which offers the best of two worlds
2022-01-20 14:11
If you are gaming alot then honestly i wouldn't switch because game support on linux is still pretty poor but if that doesn't matter then you should at least try it out
2022-01-20 14:13
You just need to try it by yourself, don’t listen anyone If going to like it you gonna use it Just relate on your feelings not for stupid(in general) hltv users Personally as programmer i,ve switched to linux from windows one upon a time. Now i’m using mac
2022-01-20 14:14
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#31
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Russia 1578
What are the reasons for a programmer to switch from windows to linux?
2022-01-20 14:17
2 replies
Open source, secure, faster software updates, performance , programming friendly, terminal environment, community etc
2022-01-20 14:45
You can easily change the OS the way you want. However for normal users this is irrelevant and will cause more trouble than solution
2022-01-20 14:46
>I know enough to be able to make this change comfortably If you don't consider yourself "pro"/don't have a deeper understanding than most people (which isn't hard) you will fucking die at the first sign of a problem in Linux Source: me
2022-01-20 14:14
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no what i wanted to say is that I know how to set it up and I wouldnt have a problem with it, by "pro" i meant people who live on their pc lol
2022-01-20 14:49
#75
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England 1sleep23
untrue, the wiki is plentiful and every single package has its documentation
2022-01-20 17:10
#29
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Russia 1578
i used ubuntu and I can say that the OS is very nice, but sometimes not convenient, if you plan to go to linux, specify what you need from the operation system itself, then it will be easier to say whether to switch you or not.
2022-01-20 14:15
If you are gaming stick to windows. If you are programming go to Linux. Linux is mostly used by programmers and people who try to hide their online footprint from the feds.
2022-01-20 14:16
#33
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Finland Sk1reh
not worth for gaming but using browser and programming are definitely better on linux
2022-01-20 14:19
linux is best use for programmers and criminals. Windows for gaming. Mac for toilet paper.
2022-01-20 14:49
I mean, it's better in terms of performance and the tools you have available. But you really don't need to, even if you're a programmer (I know people who work with linux server infrastructure, know everything about bash and still use Windows on a daily basis) I guess if you wanna learn some different stuff about computers it's worth playing around with it, but I'd still recommend keeping the dual boot setup for gaming
2022-01-20 14:51
it is faster and nicer (i use ubuntu) but 20 times more mindfuck with drivers if you have nvidia card you will regret changing to it
2022-01-20 14:52
Just run both?
2022-01-20 14:53
#43
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Other i_r8_ur_b8
If you're a programmer like me then yes, if not then stick with windows or boot from live USB if you want to try it out.
2022-01-20 14:57
just use a duel boot, load windows or linux.. Linux is like driving a car with no windows, total garbage.
2022-01-20 14:58
In csgo FPS is better especially now with vulkan but the biggest issue you will face is anticheats, faceit will probably not work on linux. for other games EAC and BattlEye linux support is coming if that helps but so far not all games are enabled. there are many valid reasons to switch even if you dont code, linux is better in almost every way however it would be better to try it in a virtual machine first or dual boot it before fully switching to it also pick Ubuntu/Mint/Manjaro, those should be more beginner friendly
2022-01-20 14:59
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yeah i was thinking of ubuntu since everyone uses it.. I will try it on a vm and see how it is. But I wont switch yet since faceit doesnt work as you said.
2022-01-20 15:02
2 replies
If you have a spare USB drive you can just live boot it off that, you dont even need to install it also xubuntu or lubuntu are more lightweight DEs if you dont have much ram
2022-01-20 15:09
1 reply
i have 16 gigs i think its enough for ubuntu
2022-01-20 16:36
no faceit + esea anticheat on linux, so no
2022-01-20 14:59
#48
FaNg | 
Canada JC_123
dual boot is the answer. Windows for csgo and other games that don't quite work. Linux for everything else.
2022-01-20 15:01
2 replies
yea i saw a video on dual booting, but I will just try ubuntu in a vm first
2022-01-20 15:02
1 reply
Manjaro offers a nice like guide for dual booting when u first install it, and it's pretty beginner-friendly it's Arch-based though so its slightly different (mostly just because of a different package manager)
2022-01-20 15:19
#52
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
I know everyone is fed up with Microsoft's bs but we can't do anything unless more Devs start putting their games on Linux. For now I'd advice you to either stick with windows or use a dual boot (do it at your own risk because there might be a bios corruption if you fuck something up)
2022-01-20 15:12
if you have the storage install a linux distro next to windows and use dual boot my recommended distros are ubuntu, pop os , zorin os(very pretty UI) you can look up these and more distros and choose your favorite almost all of them are free and you can find straight forward tutorials on installing it next to windows now which on is better? short answer : prob windows long answer : depends on your use case. Unless you wanna do some specific tasks windows is prob better. another reason you might be against windows is potential lack of security since it's not open-source like linux do your research and choose one if you have to or just run it next to your windows and if you didn't like it just get rid of it easy as that
2022-01-20 15:21
#56
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Austria Ostmark
no point if you aren't programming /closed
2022-01-20 15:22
1 reply
nah, not nowadays
2022-01-20 16:39
if u dont use specific software(like Microsoft office, but still there is a google office in web), or dont play faceit, sure, mutch better then windows(imho), less weight, no edge, better file system(u can choose it by urself btw) but u need try it ur self
2022-01-20 16:42
if you have a beast ass pc than run linux and virtualize windows and macos in a vm. But really if you aren't tweaking around a lot it really isn't somehting that offers too much.
2022-01-20 16:42
Linux is much better than Windows... and not invasive like MS Windows, which I would rather call spyware. Use Windows for a few things like gaming if you have specific games you like that are not available natively on Linux. Use Linux for all different else... great networking capabilities, good with video and audio, mail and whatnot... And no windows 'you must update' or 'your windows account is bla bla' and last but not least, no virus checkers needed!
2022-01-20 16:47
i work with programming but I will probably never switch to linux, it simply doesn't have good enough benefits for what you'll lack. i only think it is worth it if you really want 100% control over your computer, like what programs are on it and how it looks, but I am not autistic enough for that. doesn't help that everyone I meet who use linux are super annoying people...
2022-01-20 16:47
2 replies
With Windows, you are the product!
2022-01-20 16:52
1 reply
With HLTV, you are the product!
2022-01-20 16:55
#64
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Finland notits
fuck no its a pain in the ass for any casual PC user
2022-01-20 16:48
linux is for nerds
2022-01-20 16:58
1 reply
MS Windows is for idiots... (that's why there are so many users) :D
2022-01-20 17:06
I basically recommend using Linux as you have the possibility of being in control, while with MS you will never be allowed to be the master in your own house...
2022-01-20 17:01
#73
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England 1sleep23
swithc, dont listen to this kids nd their stupid game, its obviously the superior OS
2022-01-20 17:08
no games+only mm on cs so no
2022-01-20 17:09
1 reply
A classic example of giving out opinions without knowing anything about the subject lmao
2022-01-20 17:16
linux all the way <3
2022-01-20 17:13
yes, windows = microsoft owns your pc not you. i wanna switch as well
2022-01-20 17:16
Yes, but a distro like peppermint is probably good for a windows pleb. Epic gamers use arch or Garuda ofc
2022-01-20 17:19
a lot of tech companies requires linus knowledge, so its worth you change
2022-01-20 17:28
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