After two years of using my company-issued MacBook for personal things, I’m setting up a personal laptop for personal things, which I hope to be able to do more of during lockdown. Now faced with the choice of distro, I noticed I’ve never been very deliberate with this. My personal history:
2004-5: Knoppix. Needed a live CD because my family (who were co-users of the home computer) wouldn’t let me remove Windows. With 20GB HDD, I couldn’t keep both 2006-8: Slackware. I had enough time on my hands to do manual package management 2009-13: Arch. I didn’t want things abstracted away from me because I wanted to learn how Linux worked (but pacman is a time saver) 2013-4: Ubuntu (mandatory at company-issued laptop) 2015-8: Fedora (dnf seemed like a good package manager, and I wanted things abstracted away from me)
I’m curious what other crustaceans use and care about. How relevant are these things these days, now that so much of the software we run is on the browser anyway?
More like this (3)
Ever since I started working with FPGAs, I’ve always wanted to do an ASIC design. If...Ever since I started working with FPGAs, I’ve always wanted to do an ASIC design. If nothing else, I wanted to understand from experience what it was like. Last year, I got my chance. I’m now on my second design, and the team I’m working with has just sent a piece of this second design to be taped out. The process, ...
5 steps I took to grow my idea of being a professional bridesmaid into a full-time job and successful business
Summary List Placement I first got the idea to start a company called Bridesmaid for Hire...Summary List Placement I first got the idea to start a company called Bridesmaid for Hire after I'd been a bridesmaid at over a dozen of my friend's weddings. One night, two distant friends called me up and asked me to be their bridesmaid, and I thought to myself, " Jen! You hardly speak to these people. This should be a job! You should...
I’m migrating to a new laptop and am taking the opportunity to rethink how I lay...I’m migrating to a new laptop and am taking the opportunity to rethink how I lay out my home directory. I’d love to hear how people are doing this in 2020. What does your home directory look like? (This question reminds me of this tweet.) Right now I have: the standard OS folders (~/Music, ~/Documents, etc) ~/.local/bin (in my $PATH), ~/.local/share, ~/tmp ~/go (this...