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 which model is that? I have a late '13 rMBP and I have issues with the camera and non-scaled external monitor (gnome shell freezes)

@aral ah ok you said magic trackpad and I assumed macbook. Thanks!

@qwazix No worries. It's rather cool that everything I had connected to the Mac also works here :)

@aral yeah, I find Linux more polished than MacOS mainly because most of the software I use came from the Linux world and their macOS ports are lacking. In general hw support is excellent these days except if you go extremely bleeding edge.

I'm looking forward for a GNU/Linux phone now, I dearly miss the days of maemo.

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