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💣 Zoid I finally got my i3 config setup just the way I want it... it only took a week. Now I'm looking at switching to Suckless DWM. What's wrong with me?
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👂 Sly Same thing happened to me some month ago; i spent hours/days configuring vscode to my liking and after i was done, i decided to switch to Emacs, then after spending some days configuring it, i decided to just stick with vim and now i am not going back. You will settle somewhere, just give it time!
🗨️ Fui Nothing wrong with you. You're just realizing that you have a new hobby: setting up Window Managers.
🧔 Justin Ha. I used to do with distros. That changed when I broke my installation by accident a couple times and the fatigue of repeated configuration that I didn't choose to do made me want stability above all. I settled on a well customized gnome, but I've been thinking about trying out dwm for some time now too. I think it's partly fueled by all the small gripes I have with the MacBook I use for work that I can't fix.
📉 Bill Linux is cool but isn't worth running on a laptop. Just remote or ssh into a Linux machine.
Dsasdf Depends on how you plan to use your laptop and how familiar you are with linux.
⌨️ Joseph Will this be your first time running Linux?
💣 Zoid I've been using *NIX full time since 2006. I have a FreeBSD and CentOS server, and two Thinkpads (T420) running Fedora with i3-gaps, and Kubuntu with i3-gaps. I've got a Thinkpad x260 on the way and I was considering exploring distros I haven't touched. Wondering if there was anything notable that I was missing.
Dopey I've been using Manjaro (with KDE Plasma) for a few months now and I'm pretty happy with it. Installation was really simple and the AUR is really nice. Any specific questions?
💣 Zoid Anyone familiar with Manjaro Linux? Trying to decide what distro to install on my new (to me) laptop.
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🛡️ Cyrano I don't use it anymore, but Manjaro was pretty neat when I used it.
Ssbibbi Bobbiti I've found linux not as power efficient as Windows 10, and as such, just can't run it on a laptop. Was very hopeful we'd have a quality desktop distro by now.
🌊 Zero Two Manjaro is basically "just works" arch
Nick Silvestri I had Manjaro for a long time. I'm on Arch now because I like having that explicit control over every package I've installed, but Manjaro is perfect for getting all the benefits of Arch in a ready-to-use package. That is to say, no fiddling with auto-mounting USBs and display management, etc. Highly recommend.
🍶 Freeman If you have the time, check out NixOS! It uses a different approach to package management, where you don't need to worry about dependency version mismatch. E.g., you can install Python 2 and 3 on the same machine (without venv). Plus nix-shell is great for setting up dev environments :)
🤔 Dave I am using Manjaro on my desktop PC and I am very happy with it. Rolling release and AUR without the fiddling of Arch. Some people are turned off by their approach of "mini-point-releases": On the stable branch they don't immediately sync their repos to upstream (arch) but usually collect and test the changes for 1-2 weeks before pushing them to stable. Personally I don't have a problem with that, but some people do. For those Arch might be the better choice.
😇 Jesus Christ sounded internal, like a royal messup from twitter themselves
🏀 Pr oh man, I think it's probably the biggest hack in a long time. I wonder if it has to do with their new API being released soon. someone on HN speculated that it was because they were deprecating the old API which may have had the vulnerability.
🥨 Shruthi the dashboard seems super creepy
🐲 Eyght Twitter took way too long to respond, possibly because they thought the issue was with the users and not themselves.
🍔 Rian Rianrian I hope it is not part of a much larger attack targeting elections.
Jayden Elon Musk's DMs will be interesting.
🌌 Cosmicpackage software as a service: an application which sits in the cloud, along with user data
❄️ Geoff Create something that solves a problem you have. Find other people with the same problem (by where you looked to solve the problem)
🌌 Cosmicpackage Someday, I'd like to launch a SaaS app. What would be some great ways to promote it, if I am on a $0 budget?
🔚 Bort Simpson subreply.com is a fascist, racist hive of angry white incel nerds. you're on the wrong side of history
💣 Zoid Okay... if you don't use a period you can post from mobile. If you use a period it will just insert a new line every time you press enter
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💣 Zoid Okay, so there's a mobile site. Pretty fantastic, other than the inability to send an "update"?
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