⌨️ Joseph Nice! Do you work as a web dev? I'm stuck with Windows, we're a .Net Framework shop.
🌚 Cosmo I was working as a computational neuroscientist back then, primarily using Python and MATLAB. However, in the 2 years and 5 weeks since I last replied, things have changed quite a bit! I'm now working as a machine learning research engineer, and I'm forced to use macOS at work now. (At least it's Unix!) We're a Python shop, although I end up writing quite a bit of Java and even a little JavaScript sometimes. On the bright side, my personal Arch Linux machines are still going strong, and I've even added a few more to the herd!
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😀 Tom I'm an idiot. So a while back I figured out how to get my Windows and Ubuntu partitions to share the same Bluetooth mouse without repairing it each time (the instructions online did not work), and now that I re-installed Ubuntu, I forgot how exactly I did it. I could have just copied the config, but I didn't think to. Here's to another X hours trying to figure it out again :-/
🐸 Simon This happened to me so many times! Losing all my config after messing up my Linux install, I've become paranoid and now just keep up a personal wiki with all my ultra specific config so I don't have to tweak stuff and dig up old StackOverflow topics for hours. Good luck brother
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🍫 Lucian Marin I wanted to replace my 2018 MBA with an LG Gram 14 because keyboard is broken. Then I was thinking about messing up config files on Linux and I gave up. I have to pay around $175 to replace the keyboard. MBA M2 is way too expensive in Europe.
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😀 Tom Yes! I got my bluetooth mouse to work in two different operating systems without having to re-pair them each time. Also, Windows 11 start menu is crap, but the rest of it is okay after a lot of heavy customization that 99.999% of people won't do, including using third party apps to fix the privacy stuff (hopefully) and a couple of other changes. Of course there are apps to change the start menu, but not sure if I want to bother with that since I don't plan on using Windows except for Photoshop and Word/Excel when I really have to.
☕ David Antoine I haven't upgraded to Windows 11 yet, the upgrade process on Win 10 is broken, I'll probably have to recover it, then switch to 11. Or I'm just going to replace it with a Linux distro but I don't know which one and distro hoping, even in virtual machine, is not something I want to do anymore... If I finally end up with Windows 11 I will use a "privacy" app as well and surely replace the start menu... It is strange, maybe they should have merge it with their search functionality, would have made more sense....
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🍫 Lucian Marin I wanted to get an Asus Zenbook OLED to run Linux, but it seems Apple will bring OLED displays to MacBooks. I can wait.
☕ David Antoine Be careful with that. I've returned two HP Spectre X360 with the OLED 4K screen. They were bad, with horizontal banding and green tinted inconsistant patches, in both cases on the left side. Plus a highly visible PWM at low brightness. I was a fool. Now I exchanged those with a Legion 5 Pro. Not what I would have liked but it works OK. No wonder Apple still doesn't use OLED on their laptops...
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👨‍💻 Matthieu V. it is taking advantage of your OS global dark mode switch, if you are on Linux like me this is a workaround : subreply.com/n4n/jrg
Rsm No Linux here. The OS was in dark mode. It was reflecting my *browser* option. Once I chose the dark option in the browser, it turned as well. Thanks for mentioning this, it lead me to the solution.
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Rsm Well! Where'd the option go to turn to the Dark Side?
👨‍💻 Matthieu V. it is taking advantage of your OS global dark mode switch, if you are on Linux like me this is a workaround : subreply.com/n4n/jrg
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😃 Javier Truly interesting interaction from the Linux OSS community: lore.kernel.org/li...
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Miso What's your favorite text editor?
🥝 Mr Sometimes I use atom, I hate it because it's slow to open. Too lazy to change it as I rarely use text editors. Small tweaks are made with native tools as they are fast and effective. (right-click>edit results in TextEdit on MacOS and Notepad on Windows) Documents in full feature software. Software dev in IDE with debugging tools. Vim or nano when I'm on linux as most gui software on linux is god awful.
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👨‍💻 Matthieu V. Actually using Albert or rofi on Linux (X11) as application launcher, do you have any other recommendation ?
🐢 Keb I currently use Rofi and love it, but maybe check out ulauncher.io if you're looking for alternatives.
🧐 Nrmn Alternativeto.net is my go to page for such questions: alternativeto.net/...
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🍫 Lucian Marin On Linux you can use Dash to Panel on left side of the screen. Same can be done on Windows to save vertical space. 16:10 is a lot better for content creation, 16:9 is for content consumption.
Vincent L. Thanks for the suggestion, very nice of you :) Under Linux I'd actually be using Xmonad or StumpWM to have my screen /full/. When reading code, my mind-buffer is sometimes blurry, I need my screen to show me as much state as it can. Rant is over. There's not fighting against The Market. But I won't buy a Thinkpad until they have proper screens back :p Nay, Lenovo.
Vincent L. 16:9 screen on a laptop? No way. (Are they nuts or what?)
🍫 Lucian Marin On Linux you can use Dash to Panel on left side of the screen. Same can be done on Windows to save vertical space. 16:10 is a lot better for content creation, 16:9 is for content consumption.
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Cole Hudson there's a great book to be written on the economic impact of rails. i'd love to see a side by side graph showing rails adoption and the number of launched startups
😃 Javier Rails was so popular that people started mistaking Rails with Ruby as in: "I program in Rails". For some unknown reason to me did not embed in the internals of Linux distributions, it was always an option, like Lisp.
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🥝 Mr I really can't think of the last time that I upgraded ram in a computer that didn't involve upgrading the mobo or replacing the entire thing. If the M1 leads to better performance/watt i'm all for it. Apple is positioned to do everything that no other company could do because of "compatibility".
🖥️ Lesha That's not just about upgrading, you can't replace it either if it goes bad. I know that in Linux you can mark some of its parts as *bad* so that kernel won't use them, I don't know if that's possible with MacOS.
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👂 Sly Am i the only one who's not excited about this M1 chip? Ram is inside the chip, everything is hard soldered, you can't replace any component. I know it has been this way with macs lately but this time it's even worse. It seems to me that the sole purpose of those new chips is to make them more like iphones and ipads so that the only way to upgrade is to keep buying the newer models.
🍫 Lucian Marin I could be interesting once software get standardized between ARM and x86. macOS, Linux and Windows run on both now. Maybe Apple will keep Mac Pro running on Intel.
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🍫 Lucian Marin Everything Microsoft touches turns to dust. Nokia, Minecraft, Skype, Yammer, LinkedIn, GitHub and list will go on.
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