Is that not the same as claiming that : Using Wine so I can use Windows more effectively ?
I'm really not sure from your article what you were missing, on either Windows/Linux side.. You didnt mention any Windows/Linux specifics, just that you tried the WSL and it worked. Which is cool..
But if you're just worried about using linux more effectively.. Just use linux ?
“ I began looking for dockable tablets with USB-C and the ability to do Linux work on them while also having good battery life, and relatively painless wifi and bluetooth. While there are some great preloaded Linux devices out there (e.g. Dell XPS, System76, Purism Librem) all either lacked a tablet mode, USB-C , or both. Macs lacked tablet mode, and also have been using a keyboard design recently that I don’t personally like very much.”
None of the OOTB Linux laptops offered either a tablet mode, usb-c or both, same for the Mac. The clue was in the content.
Mind you, it’s not like MacOS or Windows are a joy to setup either, especially on obscure hardware, but if you buy first party hardware, that hard work is usually done by people who get paid to make it their full time “hobby” so I don’t have to.
As an example, there is a YouTube dude who does nothing but installs Linux distorts. He is an expert VIM user even though he doesn’t code, just edits config files and plays in the terminal while looking super serious. I spend time in VSCode writing actual code. It’s less cool looking but far more productive for me to use MacOS for that. To each their own.
Cool, for starters, linux is not like that anymore, I remember setting up BSD from a copy from a magazine, that's not how it is today thank god so that point is as useless for this context.
> it’s not like MacOS or Windows are a joy to setup either, especially on obscure hardware
Ok; now we are loading full OS's up,(on obscure hardware?) bit of change of focus from your last comment. But whatever. Nobody in their working mind needs to load up a bootstraped OSX+n so unless you're a complete pirate who requires sketch, you better have a hook and an eye patch before i'll entertain your fallacy. Windows is super easy, maybe more than your mom, as we're all throwing ideas out?.
Your last one is kinda too comical to make fun of..
> As an example, there is a YouTube dude who does nothing but installs Linux distorts. He is an expert VIM user even though he doesn’t code, just edits config files and plays in the terminal while looking super serious. I spend time in VSCode writing actual code. It’s less cool looking but far more productive for me to use MacOS for that. To each their own.
Yeah, to each their own. But, we're talking about one article, one very specific article, actually, we are again talking about 1 article. Not examples.
But, this was fun. Moron.
I'll be sure to take all your comments/nonsense with a glacier of salt.
If you'd like some attention for your work, do something and share it, the OP had the balls to do write something and accept my criticism, where is yours ? You're a bit worse than that little shit i take after I've taken a shit.. The inconvenience.
Plenty of people using linux have other hobbies, and certainly don't want to bother dealing excessively with configs and the like.
Insinuating that people use Linux because it's 'cool looking' but less productive for writing software is patently absurd.
I worked with Windows 10 WSL/WSL2 for a year now just to understand how one could setup windows as a good workspace for my colleges. And I do have to say even with the vastly more performant WSL2, docker is slow and annoying if you are used to Linux docker or xampp under windows.
EDIT: Realized he had a pixel slate first, I felt as if the newer releases fixed BT.
An iPad Pro with keyboard remoting into a Linux system?
Mostly working VIM or VSCode server.
Anyway, WSL allows using a sane desktop environment and the great Linux kernel together. I think it is exciting as it might finally be the year of desktop linux when the desktop is actually Windows.
But that was on a desktop. And although the Year of the Linux Desktop may very well be upon us, I have to agree with the article.
There is a lot of really powerful, really slim, really convenient hardware that can't easily be used with Linux. I'm planning to buy a laptop soon. It's not going to be a Thinkpad.
Can someone provide a counterpoint to this article, perhaps in the form of a convenient tablet-like machine (like a Surface Pro) that can run Linux without too much hackery? I'm willing to compile kernels if that's what it takes. But I would like for those things to eventually work once I do.
And I'm okay with getting my hands dirty, but I'm just one person with hopes and dreams. Maybe I can write one kernel module but I don't think I could build everything needed for a comfortable experience.
On the other hand, WSL 1’s network interface is the machine one, and WSL 2 is a VM. So X server setup is a bit more tricky.
Windows Terminal does not support the mouse — no easy Vim window / tmux pane resizing. I use WSLtty (but haven’t managed to set it up to render emoji. )
It’s a bit difficult to maintain configs for everything to work in WSL, on macOS, and in Linux.
VcXsrv was largely painless, as far as I remember.
but for my dell 5285 (basically a surface)
As for the Surface, I bought my wife a Surface X for Christmas, so of course my trusty Yoga needed depot repair right as she got it. She was kind enough to let me take it for the couple of weeks it's been away, and I went through the process of upgrading it to 10 Pro, installing WSL2, etc. It works mostly well, except for Docker.
There's not a functional Docker for ARM64 unless I build it myself, which I haven't felt a strong enough desire to do. But, the tablet itself is nice, once I got used to the smaller keyboard.