how are these relevant, what?
ddg is not _that_ better, but at least it's not shoving irrelevant books into my face
I am placing Nix(OS) into my "intriguing but won't work for me yet" category of software, next to KISS Linux and Matrix.
I am thinking of switching back to Arch. While the concept of NixOS is really good, I keep finding myself fighting for compatibility while trying to understand the documentation.
Compatibility problems are expected because of the entire premise of the OS.
The documentation looks good until you try to do something. It feels more like it's for users to refresh their memory, and not for people trying to learn by doing.
Nix pills might be OK, but I haven't spent the hours(?) to go through it.
All the good changes stopped after Android 8 with Treble. Change my mind.
Coincidentally, that's also the exact same update where they replaced blobs with those ugly gradient-faced round emojis, and started screwing with the good, consistent parts of Material design.
Random software-y appreciation thread i guess:
Nix (specifically, NixOS) is really nice.
Let's say I wanted to record my screen. Since I do not do that often, I don't need the screen recorder always installed. So, I just do
nix-shell -p wf-recorder slurp
I open the program, do the thing, and when I exit out the shell, it's gone, and will eventually get garbage-collected.
How cool is that?
I am still amazed how GOOD Google's Noto fonts are.
While I was writing this, I went into my config several times to make sure I didn't have any custom fontconfig stuff like infinality or w/e. Nope. Default config with Noto.
It could also be the default config of my current distro that does this, but I don't think they changed anything.
Or it could be me comparing 1366x vs 1080p, but I've heavily used this screen before, and my fonts didn't look this good.
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Definitely an interesting concept.
On one hand, Arch feels very stable and low-maintenance (in my standards, at least), with big repositories containing everything you can think of and more.
On the other hand, Gentoo has USE flags and similar fine-tuning.
On the other, other hand, I really like KISS Linux, and the direction it's going in.
On the other, other, other hand, Nix and it's declarative configuration system is really intriguing.
I can't choose
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