A Fond Farewell So for the last few weeks I’ve been exclusively using GuixSD on my X200s. It’s been an interesting experiment, and there are a good many things I really liked about the system. For now, though, I am going back to Parabola. Guix For those who don’t know, GNU Guix is a package manager which makes use of Guile to offer a really hackable and minutely controllable software management experience.
Nota bene: I have contributed translations to the Elementary OS project and have been an active Patreon supporter since April 2018. I don’t think of myself as particularly biased, but it’s best to mention these things Summary (For Those Who Don’t Want to Read) I like Elementary OS. It does plenty right and offers a minimalist system with decent keyboard control, a healthy environment which encourages users to invest in developers, and it largely keeps out of my way while offering the power of Ubuntu under the hood.
This post is more of a rant than anything technical. In fact, it’s more of a moan born of recent frustrations. Nevertheless, this is my website. Where better to moan? I’ve recently started a new job working for a software company. My day-to-day work mostly includes rifling through SQL databases and making changes as well as searching for causes of issues faced by customers. This job has me using a work-issued MacBook Air and a copy of Windows 10 running in a virtual machine.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying out new things. New to me, anyway. And as you might expect, I’m really bad at them. Let’s talk about that!