>>682832086 I use to use arch linux before (and much other linux distributions) and the hassle it takes to just do stuff is not worth it. You jump straight to Z when you use windows and linux, you gotta do the whole alphabet A,B,C, etc. Really not worth it. Try windows 10, much faster than most of the windows versions and on par with Linux IMO.
>>682832542 I3 is pretty much the simplest up-to-date WM you can use. You should really try it, and if you don't like it, uninstall it. Your display manager should show it once it's installed and you reboot, I think.
>>682833219 >Windows 10 spying Well, if you really don't like windows at all, I'd recommend a stacking window manager because they're much simpler to use. Openbox is really nice if you can configure it to the way you like, but if you want something already done and on the go, then Xfwm is good for low clutter-mode
>>682832435 I agree. Typing sudo pacman -S chrome is a cluster fuck compaired to launching IE, dodging it trying to take over your PC, closing all the popups about addons, hoping you don't get a virus, hoping bing doesn't take control and force every URL and search use it, finally getting to Chrome's website (maybe), and downloading chrome, installing it, asnwering the 5 popups from Windows asking if you really want to use Chrome instead of IE, rebooting the system to kill all the IE processes, logging back in to Windows, launching Chrome, answering more popups asking if you want it to be default, then FINALLY going to 4chan.
>>682833839 So you're saying linux (arch) is superior? Takes you 1 hour to install (implying you don't fuck up any commands, then you add an extra 3 hours to your install) where as windows takes maybe 20-30 minutes? Ok, I see what you're saying Anon
to your .xinitrc, and once you launch your i3 session, you can create the default super/mod key which will control the flow of your keybinds and such. It's usually Alt or the Windows button, so, for example, I could add a keybind to my i3 config that would look like "bindsym $mod+Shift+f (command)", and when the super key plus shift plus F are used, it would execute a command.
Personally I like open box and compton for a simple floating window manager. You can design things exactly how you like it but avoid all the stuff you'll never use, I think it goes perfectly with Arch personally.
Someone please explain the difference in gaming when it comes to Linux and Windows. Which would be best? Would I be able to completely dismiss Windows and start using Linux for everything, including gaming?
For example, once you've set your $mod key, (I'd recommend the Windows key do it doesn't interfere with applications that use "Alt"), press the key along with enter/return and it'll spawn a terminal emulator. Mod+d opens dmenu, the application launcher, etc.
>>682836476 Either one you can live with. Linux has games, but not as many as Windows. Steam works great. PlayonLinux can help you configure some Windows-only games to run in Linux. You also have open source games if you like being a badass nerd.
Also, MUDs work great on every OS. All you really need in life is a good MUD.
>>682837157 It really depends on the game. Take Shadow of Mordor for example. On my system (i5 4.0ghz Skylake with a 980ti) I get 10 more FPS in Linux than Windows (109 vs. 119) on full tilt. Source games tend to be the same FPS, but more stable on Linux. (Not that it matters with a GPU like mine since most source games run about 200 FPS no matter what.) I get the same FPS in Arma 3 and and Boarder lands. The only real drop I have ever seen has been with non-native games using Wine and bad ports. Some devs try to take the easy way out and use Wine instead of porting their games or do the most minimal port possible. If you keep up with websites like Gaming on Linux you'll be able to get a better ideal about games like that. Personally, if it's not on Linux or stable I usually don't buy it.
>>682837157 I also should point out those Shadow of Mordor numbers are launch day numbers. I hear it had a boost after that, so they might be more even now. I haven't bothered to reinstall it in Windows 10 to find out.
>>682838166 Use Playonlinux. After you install LoL, configure the launcher in PoL and change the wine version to the most recent LoL staging version, I think it is crurrently 1.9.2-staging-LOL3, set your video memory in the display tab, then run the game in window mode on your first match. You'll be golden. May I suggest your first match be with all bots to avoid getting leave buster if you have to xkill the window.
>>682839733 Well, the first time I installed arch and how no clue wtf it was took me more than 1 hour (had to restart multiple times), but now it would probably take me like 20-30 minutes. Still not worth all the hassle when you can just put windows on a usb and install it without doing anything and it takes 10-20 minutes.
>>682841685 honestly though, i'd recommend either OpenBox or XFWM. OpenBox if you wanna code your own windows manager, and xfwm if you want one already done. Mate is pretty cool too. It's the windows manager Ubuntu used to use before they went gay tier
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