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!

@aral I miss CoreAudio and GarageBand. How come I can pug in a USB guitar cable and use PulseAudio/ALSA to record acoustically on Audacity but Guitarix and Rakarrack still require JACK? Stupid... Even for MIDI keyboard, you can use aconnect for Yoshimi or Zynaddsubfx instead of JACK. soundcloud.com/theouterlinux.


@TheOuterLinux I hear you. Are any of those things that you have a technical background that would allow you to help out with? Even if it's a small contribution to one, it would help.

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@aral gitlab.com/theouterlinux/conta If you'll notice from the list or just digging around, I'm either suited for graphics or command-line (https://gitlab/theouterlinux/command-line). I make bash scripts instead of programming. I also hate it when people try to reinvent the wheel with "pop" languages or when developers also want to be package maintainers (snaps). So... I'm not really a lot help unless you want to commission me to draw or model you something.

@aral After using MX Linux (Debian-based) for almost a year and throwing everything at it and all it does day after day is say "Bring it bitch" back at me without a sweat, I'm never using anything else for as long as possible. It's like if Debian & Mint had an XFCE baby with custom tools & repos to make things already even easier. People have been begging Lunduke to try it, but because of Purism sponsorship, now we know why he won't. Yet, he will "challenge" Windows for 30 days.😑

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