@wezm freeBSD badly needs to hire a webdesigner. So uglyyyy.

@Mainebot yeah good point. Website isn’t mobile friendly either.

@wezm you are welcome to #autosavemyfarm on #OpenBSD :) I believe @thfr reached out with his porting efforts to the FreeBSD and NetBSD community but there were no takers.

@wezm
Great read, thanks for sharing! Not sure what all you're looking for in an OS, but some you might want to consider: #TrueOS (desktop/laptop FreeBSD), #HardenedBSD (secure FreeBSD), #DragonFlyBSD, #OpenIndiana, #9front, and maybe #HaikuOS if they have rust support.
If nothing else, they'll show off some really fascinating ideas worked on by some of the best people I've talked to.

@architect I’ve tried most of those and still come back to stock FreeBSD and Arch Linux:-) I’d love Haiku to get over the line and I’m keeping an eye on Redox

@wezm @angristan I really want to like gnome but it performs unacceptably poorly even on my modern hardware.

@animeirl @angristan oh that’s a shame. I’ve always found it amazing snappy. Lowest specced machine I used it on was a 5 year old Mac mini.

@wezm @angristan I'm admittedly a bit more picky than average since I have a 144hz monitor but I don't think window dragging matching your refresh rate should be that much to ask

@animeirl @angristan @wezm 144hz is pretty fast... How do you even see that mismatch do you like have super eyes?

@karolat @wezm @angristan @ayy not talking about screen tear. vsync works fine in linux. a lot of animations (including moving windows which shouldn't even be an animation) seem locked at 60 (or 50, for some reason) frames per second though regardless of refresh rate. Also vanilla gnome shell 3.26 has random cpu spikes that cause huge (often up to half a second or more) freezes of everything on screen due to a broken commit from over a year ago that they refuse to fix or even comment on (luckily there's patch that reverts it in arch AUR though you're fucked on the current ubuntu iirc). The idea that gnome3 will ever be professional quality with the way development is currently handled is laughable.

@Skoll3 @wezm @angristan bounce between windows and macOS for my personal computer

@wezm I have switched to Arch from macOS in 2016 as well (if I'm reading your timeline correctly). After switching to Gentoo for about two months this December I'm now on Solus. Mainly because I have hard time avoiding the distraction of tinkering with an OS rather than using it :P It's great to see the distribution evolving as I use it comparing to established distributions which have stagnated in their development.
Thank you for your inspirational articles!
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@wezm I'm learning so much from BSD nerds on Mastodon.

Came across this in one of your posts:
cooltrainer.org/a-freebsd-desk

Cant wait to go through it.
Been fighting with graphics drivers and some newness, but trying to stick with it and get things working on my desktop; from the pkg manager to init system to pf and beyond, so many things feel so right to me about the BSD family (similar to how slackware has always resonated with)

Down to invest when the learnin is Unix - not just another distro :)

@wezm thanks for documenting your #FreeBSD desktop adventures here. Such a critical addition to Handbook, FAQs, etc

@wezm Could you share the best solution for you and the simple steps to follow to install it:

1) ...
2) ... more I think :)

Thank you

@ASMRLemonsFan I wrote a whole series on that :-) Start here: bitcannon.net/post/finding-an-

However there is no one size fits all macOS alternative, which is fine because there are so many great alternatives!

@ASMRLemonsFan I'm a developer and I value up to date software, choosing to install only what I need, and I'm willing to invest a bit of effort to built a system that's right for me. For me that means I use Arch Linux and FreeBSD.

If you want a more complete out of the box solution you might like @elementaryos or @SolusProject

@wezm @SolusProject Ok thank you, my idea was to use the MAC hardware and the OS or other good open-source solutions

@ASMRLemonsFan Yep as long as your Mac isn't too new it should run Linux very well. This is how I got started too.

@wezm just to clarify, are these posts about other OS one can run instead of MacOS on an Apple desk/laptop?

@strypey not necessarily although I initially used them on a Macbook and Mac mini. Nowadays I use a Dell XPS 15 and generic i7 6700K desktop box

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