Buying mp3s on #bandcamp like it's 2005. Fees are being waved so artists get everything today - buy some music and support!
Ripping CDs like it's 2000 - but lossless instead of mp3 and streaming with #jellyfin 😀
The OS itself AND the dev environment was close though, I think it's a lot around app ecosystem. I love some paid apps on mac: Alfred, Airmail, 1Password, Backblaze, Postico to name a few.
It was fun exploring though :)
I'd still have to work out:
- webcam drivers
- backlit keyboard drivers
- backup solution
- photo management (didn't get into it)
- basic task management (I use reminders to sync things like family grocery lists)
- Voice assistant? (Love me some Siri)
I'd miss my unlock with Apple Watch too - I tried BlueProximity, but couldn't get it to work.
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.
brew install email@example.com
deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE-pgdg main
wget --quiet -O - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add -
apt-get install postgresql-9.6
Four commands I'd have to search the web for *every time* I setup a new box vs one I can easily remember.
Homebrew is 1000x better here IMO.
I think the main difference was having to add keys for apt sources - this seems like an unnecessary hassle.
Sure, it's a superficial take, but if the UI I'm looking at makes me twitch, I can't use it day in day out.
Also care put into design often translates into care elsewhere, including UX, and UX is everything.
From this quick boot/click around, I pick #pop_os - the good ui, minimal fluff and encryption by default is attractive.
I'll toot more impressions afterI dive in further.
Can I actually be productive with it? TBD.
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.
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