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Switching to Linux

After many years of being a Windows user, I finally made the jump to Linux and it has been very pleasant. I always flirted with the idea of switching to a Linux distro, but never fully pull the trigger until now.

My current laptop is running in one leg, is an HP 2000 series, going back to early 2010 / 2011. I figure that if anything goes wrong during the Linux installation it won’t matter much since the laptop is super old and I’m currently in the market for a new daily driver. So I went balls-deep with a brand new system install of Linux and kicked Windows 10 out of the way.

This post is not a review of my new Linux OS, if anything this post a new era for this domain because now I know where I’m going to take pixelbly in the near future.

After doing some research I decided to go with POP!_OS by System76. I know Ubuntu and Mint are the go-to distros for new users but I wanted something different and POP!_OS is the upcoming new kid in the block, in addition to that System76 is a hardware company and is very likely that my next laptop will be a Linux ready laptop from System76.

So far the transition to Linux has been great, of course, there is a lot to learn especially terminal and some commands, I should say a lot of commands. There is no avoiding the terminal, you will have to use it eventually and from fear, you’re going to fall in love with it once you learn a few things here and there. I recommend new users to fire up a note-taking app just to save commands and have them ready at your disposal when you need to.

I personally use Simplenote, it helps me keep all my notes synced between POP!_OS and my iPhone 11 Pro.

As for this blog, I know it has been a ghost town for the past few weeks. I made some small changes to the font and links colors.

The plan moving forward for this site is to focus the content on Linux and POP!_OS. The plan is in motion since I still adjusting to Linux as my everyday OS and also I need to get a new laptop. I currently got my eyes on the new System76 Lemur.

Stay tune more.