My top 5 distros for October 2019

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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by tlmiller » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:16 am

With how well Arch (& Debian) work with the WiFi 6 adapters vs. Neon (& all *buntu), Neon and Arch will be swapping positions for me.

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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by crosscourt » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:49 am

Hardware support with Zorin, Mint and Neon so far has been excellent but my newest hardware is 5 years old.
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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by tlmiller » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:16 am

Yeah, the Wifi 6 cards are REALLY new, requiring 5.1 kernel which isn't available in most *buntu's unless you compile it yourself, or install from upstream.

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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by crosscourt » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:14 am

Mint and Zorin both use a version of the 5.0 kernel but both had these versions available well ahead of Ubuntu. Not sure which kernel Ubuntu 19.10 is using but Im going to guess its at least the 5.1 kernel. Mageia 7.1 is presently using the 5.1 kernel.
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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by tlmiller » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:54 am

Most likely 19.10 will have 5.3

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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by crosscourt » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:09 pm

I havent tried 19.10 yet but Ill post back once I see it.
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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by tlmiller » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:41 pm

If I remember correctly, it releases it 9 days.

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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by crosscourt » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:17 pm

Ive been looking at the Beta and I believe they had 5.2 when I tried it.
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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by tlmiller » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:48 pm

Yeah, probably did. 5.3 hasn't been out overly long (I think 2 weeks now, maybe 3).

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Re: My top 5 distros for October 2019

Post by crosscourt » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:21 am

Top 5 list may have some major changes now that Im on my desktops, more options.
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