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 Well, now I'm actually considering trying that out. I haven't used Linux as my main OS in ten years, but Apple products (and macOS in particular) keep getting worse...

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@noemi Let me know how you get on. If you're going with the Dell and want to install Pop!_OS, I would highly recommend installing Ubuntu 18.04 first (Pop!_OS failed to even run the live environment from USB on the stock 16.04; failed after reboot). Also, you may run into issues. See the following toots for workarounds:

mastodon.ar.al/@aral/100351764

mastodon.ar.al/@aral/100352612

@aral Oh, I was thinking about installing it on my MacBook...

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