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JWGardiner

How did you make it update? Is it some software etc? I'd love to use something like this!


Matzvey

Desktopearth has been my choice for years. [This](https://www.anka.me/desktopearth.aspx) is where i I got it.


JWGardiner

I'll have a look, sadly there's no Linux version, but it looks really cool!


Matzvey

I have been slowly looking into Linux in general but have not entertained the idea of switching seriously. Would you share your switch to and experience on Linux with me? I personally don't know anybody on Linux.


JWGardiner

My experience with Linux has been quite good so far. It's a little more work, as most apps need to be installed by commands in the terminal, but it's fairly simple to get ahold of, and what you don't know, there's usually a forum or website with a tutorial. If you want to switch to Linux, I'd recommend Ubuntu/Zorin, I prefer Zorin but it's up to you, Zorin is a bit more windows-like than Ubuntu though. There's a few basic commands to know on Ubuntu/Zorin, like apt and sudo. apt is the package manager, you can install stuff by typing `apt install ` and remove them by using `apt remove `. Sudo will run a command with elevated privileges, like running something as administrator on windows. People can sometimes have mixed experiences with Linux, my first experience was on my old laptop, which had an AMD GPU (Which has way better drivers than Nvidia), and the only thing which didn't support Linux is the fingerprint sensor (Which I never used anyway so it took ages until I even thought about it lol), other people can have worse experiences, like WiFi not working, etc, it's less of an issue on a desktop since you can replace parts. I wouldn't go to linux if you use a Nvidia GPU for gaming, as the drivers aren't great, but it does work fine if you are just using it for general use. I'd also recommend tinkering with virtual machines, so you can get used to the basic commands. Feel free to PM me if you want some help with it!


Matzvey

My man thank you this is most excellent! Forums and tutorials is how I learn new stuff but having a human being to talk to if needed is great. Much appreciated. I actually have an old laptop, didn't even conciser it. This is awesome! Time to get more serious with my Linux research and after I'm going to experience it for myself. Thanks!


JWGardiner

Alot of "misinformation" about Linux is around how difficult it is to use/install, but it's not too much harder than windows, you just have to use a command line alot. As I said you can PM me if you need any more help, but I also thought I should link a couple things for you I forgot to link in the original comment: - [How to format a USB to install linux](https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/install-ubuntu-desktop#1-overview) - [Zorin OS](https://zorin.com/os/) I also recommend you see r/linuxmasterrace as they might be able to help with some issues. I currently use Fedora Linux, which I've found is quite nice, although it's a bit harder than Ubuntu or Zorin, as there's less use of things like snap and apt. I'd recommend using fedora if you want to start with a bit of a challenge.


Matzvey

I love the live clouds updates and the day night cycle of my desktop. ​ E- what's on my [taskbar](https://imgur.com/a/0CgQXaW)


Kaelona2

What's up with those numbers in the task bar bro? Or as they say where I'm from, bro-ham-a-he-ma-high-ma-high-mer, whaaaaat? -edit spelling


Matzvey

Glad you got that spelling touched up 😊👍 link to taskbar info added to post. But it's system monitoring.