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after just a few years with osx, it's amazing how much hackery is required to get even the most basic things to work in linux
Lol, I moved back to linux 5-6 years ago, when I realised I can't live with OSX anymore: no decent tiling WM, no fresh binary precompiled packages (brew was in its infancy, fink ones were outdated), it was pretty hard to use Emacs daemon/client out of the box. Coreutils sucked (I had to install GNU's and make aliases for everything). No, just thank you. Besides that most of my configuration files were tweaked many years ago — I don't have to do it from scratch anymore.
After working on osx for 4 years I'm very happy my current employer is using Linux. Apple always wants to implement every thing there own way. Why use a standard if you can invent your own
I moved in the other direction linux->osx 5 years ago after having exclusively used linux for about 10 years. I don’t see myself going back to Linux anytime soon.
The thing is I don't use heavy complex packages like KDE/Gnome/Libreoffice/etc. On the other hand Emacs/Stumpwm/Urxvt are pretty stable for years. So everything I need just works and there's no reason to switch.
I prefer having to build a lego house from the ground up (minimal distro, choice of wm, de, editor, scripting stuff yourself) than have to destruct a scale model to fix a bit of furniture 😛
depends on people’s needs.I used to spend weeks trying to get wifi, sound and video to work. Not to mention that if I needed to give a presentation, my laptop wouldn’t work with whatever overhead projector was being used. I’m past spending time trying to get those things to work.
But I also don’t use tiling WMs, I am fine having a desktop manager. I just want to get off the ground working as soon as possible (hopefully within the same day) and be confident wifi, sound and video work without glitches.
Things might have changed since 2007, but I’m pretty comfortable where I’m at. Don’t have any need to go and find out for myself 🙂
Yes, it definitely depends on your needs, and also on your hardware 🙂. I can't remember any serious hardware problems with mine. Usually everything works OOtB and I check compatibility before buying.
>Oh, and if sound is working, I would still have to figure out how to enable mp3 just install player that can play it, there are plenty
And certainly the last generation, they just added $350 on top without any thing to show for it
when I factor in the time I used to spend configuring and tweaking a Linux desktop, I find the price for an MBP justifiable.
maybe because in Linux was always in
tweaking mentality that if the most insignificant thing was not to my liking, I would try to tweak that too
but it could have also had to do with my age. The older I get, the less I worry about how things look
@robert yeah, my current laptop I bought second hand for $250, core i5 8gb ram and an ssd and normal drive. It doesnt look nice, but it works great
i am really looking forward to that one. i'm running a carbon 3rd gen and couldn't be happier. but if i can get a 3:2 size screen that would be amazing
those look so nice (especially the screen) except i've gotten used to the trackpoint. I don't think i could do a computer without one in the future. I'm a homerow keyboard user (emacs, cvim in browser, etc) but that trackpoint is just perfect
i haven't had any weird driver bugs on mine. i'm just running standard fedora on thinkpad and its been pretty smooth sailing for me
I did, it s quite different, I used it for years. But it s difficult to mod, and my hands prefer the atreus layout
Enjoying it pretty well. It certainly takes a bit to get used to, and my only major complaint so far has been a tendency for the firmware to get 'stuck', but that's rare and fixed easily by unplugging / replugging
It's been really helping my posture, since my shoulders are relatively broad and a standard ergonomic is still too narrow
The tenting can take some fiddling to find an optimal configuration, but shouldn't be too difficult.
apparently I lack the technical ability to get my gtx9 980 ti to drive 3 external monitors under linux
Hard to say. I learned a new layout a couple of years ago, QWERTY -> Colemak, so I think the learning curve there helped prepare me for this one. Only took a few weeks to smooth out the worst of the bumps, and that was mostly adjusting to the thumb keys.
my main fear with those keyboards is that I'll be forced to type on normal keyboards on other people's machines and my laptop
Be prepared for initial frustration, be ready to flash the firmware in case specific habits are more easily adapted to than broken. For example, I had to swap the 'space' and 'enter' keys because I was regularly using my right thumb to hit space
All it took was using both regularly over the course of a few months, and it became second nature
Just the fact that most people use local keyboard layout and I use Standard US is source of infinite rage
ive been using programmer dvorak for a while, plan to switch to colemak eventually tho