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Discussion on: 🐧 Why I switched back from Windows to Linux (Arch/Manjaro)

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski Author

Okay cool didnt know that. I thought its ubuntu based

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Zachary Stone

It is, but they added support for both Nvidia and AMD graphic cards. I'm not sure if it's a 1 to 1 correlation on how well the support is vs Manjaro. I tried Manjaro for a bit, but felt more confident with PopOs in the end. So don't quote me on that. But I do know it has much more support than unbuntu.

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski Author

Since I have a intel GPU in the t480 I'm using I don't need to do any extra magic.

But I think the razer blade which has both intel and Nvidia I would then go with popOS

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perceival • Edited

I like how smoothly interface works with Pop. It really feels faster than anything I've tried (maybe with an exception of Deepin). However I am unable to compile on Debian derivative fingerprint scanner driver (github.com/rindeal/libfprint-vfs_p...) while on Manjaro those are readily available AUR packages.
Hence compared to Windows the only things that do not work under Manjaro are: hibernation (but that stopped working under Windows as well with BIOS update probably), freefall HDD protection and LED indicating mic status.
BTW for AMD Wani both Pop and Manjaro loaded by default the same AMDGPU version.

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski Author

Yeah the fingerprint scanner on the t480 is also not working for me :/