I want use PureOS as main operating system

hi I am new in Linux. I used Linux for school and I want to use PureOS as my main operating system on laptop.
but I want to ask some question to know if this Linux distro is suits me or not
1- Is the sound quality good as MacOS or windows or their a tool to use to do this?
2-Can I code using android studio and visual studio with all tools?
3-Can PureOS work with AMD Radeon R5 GPU?
4-can I play free games ,open source games and steam games
5- Is tor browser work?
6-Is wine software work ?
that the basic I want in my main operating System in laptop

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Yes to all but Microsoft Visual Studio: [1]Visual Studio is not available for Linux.

I would recommend Ubuntu if you are entirely new to Linux as PureOS might not work out of the box due to the strong policy of not including non-free software/firmware.

You can [2]try Ubuntu without installing it on your device, by means of a so called live image you can download onto a usb-stick.

  1. https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/
  2. https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/try-ubuntu-before-you-install

how I saw some on YouTube install visual studio

Looking at the logo and the dots following the name, that is Visual Studio Code. That indeed does run on Linux but is quite different from Visual Studio.

Also see the link I posted earlier: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/

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I think PureOS is 64 bit only and I know steam requires 32 bit software to run. If that’s the case you may be able to work around it, but I seem to recall it being a whole lot of trouble.


I use Mint which is also 64 bit only (most Linux distros are nowadays), and haven’t had any issues on Steam related to a game being 32 bit. Native games should just work and Windows games will run through Proton which runs 32 bit games perfectly fine. If there are issues installing Steam itself that seems like it’d be PureOS specific. Should be possible though for sure.

I mean the software and dependencies within the PureOS repo are all 64 bit. You can’t, for example, install wine in PureOS (out of the box, anyway. As I said, I think there might be a workaround but it either wasn’t worth the trouble or doesn’t really work. I don’t remember the details, it was some time ago I last saw it discussed).

No makes sense. My only experience with PureOS is on the Librem 5 and definitely not installing Steam on there lol.