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Kidus Adugna

Good reasons but, correct me if I'm wrong, Linux has some problems that don't seem to have any hope of being solved anytime soon. For me they are

  1. Its power consumption, at least on a laptop. Yes you can use tlp and powertop but still, not as good as Windows.
  2. It's touchpad support. It isn't as polished as Synaptics on Windows. They say it's even better on MacOS :)
  3. This may not be for everyone but... The audio. I'm so used to increasing the bass from the sound setting on Windows so that all the audio sounds really good (it's Microsoft's audio driver) but in Linux, if you want anything like that, you have to use some software (pulseeffects seems to be the best), which is a pain to configure by the way, and if you do get it right, #1 worsens.

Again, please correct me if I'm wrong.

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  1. I don't use a laptop on batteries so I can't argue with that point.

  2. My touchpad works but in general, I use a mouse.

What version, distro of Linux have you used? (Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora Cent OS?)

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Kidus Adugna • Edited on

I'm not saying the touchpad doesn't work at all, it does. I'm talking about the additional things like arrow momentum.

I've tried Mint, Pop!OS, Xubuntu, Elementary and MX, all the latest in the last 4 months. Right now I have Clear Linux, hoping the optimizations by Intel improve the battery life but it doesn't seem like they do.

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I use a different distro after trying:

  • Manjaro

  • Lubuntu

  • Ubuntu

Also, the distro I use will be covered in my new article and can say that it works well also on older laptops. Maybe it can help with your touchap problem as well.

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Kidus Adugna

Alright then, thank you, and waiting for your next article...

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Did my article help?