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Yesterday I was able to quickly setup my Ubuntu environment on my new Dell XPS 15 thanks to https://github.com/JackHack96/dell-xps-9570-ubuntu-respin/, a home grown ansible playbook and the always excellent rsync to copy my homedir over from the old machine.
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
In other news I ordered a Dell XPS 15" model to use as business Linux desktop. For all the native docker goodness and so on.
I will sure miss MacOS features on occasions, but Ubuntu is good enough for my professional needs and I will find workarounds for any remaining gaps.
So it is officially back to Linux on the desktop after using mostly MacOS for the last 14 years.
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Yesterday I got my Macbook back which apparently has stability issues because of debris in the touch bar connector?
O well, it is now running a 24 hour session of time machine restores. Let see if it is really stable when I actually try to use it. #apple
In other news a coworker of mine ordered a Clevo based laptop that I was considering last August. That should be an excellent opportunity for me to get some hands one with these far cheaper machines.
When I looked at it last summer I quickly realized that I could buy 2 nicely specced Clevo for the money needed for a similar equipped Macbook Pro.
The kids were all gone for the weekend, so that left us with time to spare. My wife was happely doing photo stuff while I spend some time tuning my Ubuntu install.
Most importantly I set up Backup/duplicity to do a daily backup of my homedir to the Synology. This should be an okay enough replacement for MacOS timemachine for now.
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