Note 230

Christian Kruse

In reply to https://medium.com/@chipotlecoyote/ipad-only-is-the-new-desktop-linux-de88b61b6d99#.ymalbzbqj

In this article @chipotlecoyote writes

Using iOS as your primary OS is like using desktop Linux.

No, hear me out. See, Linux users don’t care how much easier we say it is in our non-Linux worlds. Sure, they say it’s because of open access and free as in scotch ale and yadda yadda yadda, but really? They like the challenge. Figuring out how to do what they used to do on a Mac or Windows PC is part of the allure.

While, of course, I can’t speak for all Linux users I totally can say for myself: bullshit. he can’t be more wrong. A lot of things would be easier if I would use OS X, especially during my work time. I use Linux because of two reasons: it offers an overall benefit since as a developer a lot of things work better for me using Linux and it is libre software.

What others had to say…

For me the main reason is that it's Free Software, and to be honest, for most of the daily tasks I've been using the same free software on the mac already so there was no big clash when I moved to linux.But I have one area where I wish I had a Mac (or Windows computer) and it's audio. Ardour is really great but all the work I had to get jack and pulse audio to kind of work together, jesus, I even bought special hardware so I wouldn't have to deal with this shit while recording my podcast.I second your statement, the fun of figuring out how to do something with linux which I was able to do easaly on the Mac is quite far down on the list of the reasons why I use linux on my desktop.

Jeena wrote at https://jeena.net/notes/747

For me the main reason is that it's Free Software, and to be honest, for most of the daily tasks I've been using the same free software on the mac already so there was no big clash when I moved to linux.But I have one area where I wish I had a Mac (or Windows computer) and it's audio. Ardour is really great but all the work I had to get jack and pulse audio to kind of work together, jesus, I even bought special hardware so I wouldn't have to deal with this shit while recording my podcast.I second your statement, the fun of figuring out how to do something with linux which I was able to do easaly on the Mac is quite far down on the list of the reasons why I use linux on my desktop.