Installing @nextcloud using snaps was so nice - I'm used to setting up all the services apache/nginx etc by hand and snaps made this *so* easy.
The instructions were great, I pointed a subdomain of mine at it, setup SSL with letsencrypt and was off and running very, very quickly.
Color me impressed.
✔️ Web browsing - Firefox, great
✖️ Password management - I use 1Password, and it's only available on Linux as a browser extension. It works, but :(
Most other apps you would want are there. I hadn't used Snaps before - they're nice! I've read can have performance issues but I didn't experience any trouble.
I noticed in the settings there's integration with @nextcloud, so I setup a nextcloud install for fun...
General computery apps [salute] on #pop_os are a mixed bag. The calendar/contacts apps are nice, email is a HOT mess. Look at this garbage - geary, thunderbird, evolution, all look straight out of 1995. I had hope for Mailspring but after adding my credentials it just gave me a blank screen.
For something billing itself as a "replacement for Windows and macOS", I had _much_ higher expectations for the look and feel of #elementary_os.
It looks like a bad mashup of OS X and cartoony linux gui that I remember from who knows how long ago. Also look at the layout on the settings screen. Hard pass.
I said "nope" out loud as soon #mint loaded and immediately reminded me of windows. Maybe that's a good thing for some, but I don't need a start menu ever again.
I'm sure you can change it but 🤷🏼♂️
Onward. The default #ubuntu desktop is...attractive IMO. Nice and clean and the bar across the top feels familiar enough to be comfortable.
However, there seems to be amazon/google things sprinkled around? I'm trying to move *further away* from our corporate overlords. A little distasteful to me.
I’ve been wanting to try #linux as my primary desktop OS for a while - this weekend I’m demoing a few distros on my MacBook Pro and tooting initial impressions.
Where I’m coming from - I switched from windows to mac in 2006 and have been writing software professionally for the web since 2006. I’ve done a fair bit of server admin on Ubuntu, so I’m starting with Ubuntu based distros, but I’ve never used a Linux desktop GUI.
Here we go...
#jellyfin experience made better by packaging as a fluid app. I think if either I could sort playlists or "show playing song in playlist" I'd be happy.
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