I'm going to write a lot more about this in the coming days but the most important takeaway from my first few days of switching my main development machine to Linux (Pop!_OS 18.04)?

I. Do. Not. Miss. The. Mac. One. Bit.

Everything Just Works (tm), including my USB-C-only LG external monitor (which doesn't even work with Laura's older MacBook Pro), Magic Trackpad, etc. And there are things I actually enjoy more about the experience. Never thought I'd be writing this about Linux. Exciting times!

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@Antanicus Haha! Maybe this is the year we stop saying that ;)

@aral @Antanicus Careful reading of the yearly net share for computer OS’s shows a slow, steady increase in favour of Linux through the years, up to nearly 6% now, if memory serves. There may never be a Year of the Linux, but given the increasingly friendly UX, Linux will keep chugging along upwards.

The real stodgy problem is mobile deployment. There needs to be much better options for us non-1337-haxorz to root our phones or tablets to swap os’s.

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> There needs to be much better options for us non-1337-haxorz to root our phones or tablets

- This, 100x. The documentation for LineageOS takes so much stuff for granted it's almost unusable for me. And I'm sure as hell not rich enough to afford risking to brick a 200+€ phone...

@redbookworm @Shufei @aral I'd love some guidance, yes! I am considering purchasing the Sony Xperia XA2 (so I can run the latest version of LineageOS). If you don't mind, I'd very much appreciate some help when the phone arrives. Thanks! :)

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