Using Linux

Ever since I switched to Linux, it has been a productive experience throughout the last 3 years or so. Well, less than 3 year while using different Linux distributions, such as, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, POP OS, and Elementary OS. There are other distributions, but these four were the ones I have tested and still Elementary OS has been good to me.

Why Linux

Just to be clear, I have no favoritism when it comes to Linux and other operating systems because technically, I use all three OSes, including Linux, Windows, and MacOS and each operating systems have its advantages and disadvantages, but in the end, it all comes down to is, every operating system gets things done.

One of the advantages of using Linux is that, the operating system is free and it works with every and different kind of hardware and it has been great so far but yes, most of my computers are running Linux as my own personal choice, and yes, I currently of way too many laptops apparently. I do have a Surface Pro 4 which comes with Windows 10 Pro, and a MacBook Pro ( 2015 ).

Linux Software

As a Linux user, Linux does have limitations especially software that you want to use that doesn’t exist, one being Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo which are great products. But this should not be the only reason to not use Linux. I mean there are always different options if Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo isn’t available. There are always gonna be GIMP and Krita for Linux and it works similar to Photoshop or Affinity Photo.

So let me tell you want I have so far in my setup when using Linux. I am currently using Elementary OS just because it looks like a MacOS but definitely different. Here are some software I mostly use as a web developer.

  • Google Chrome ( Browser )
  • Mozilla Firefox ( Browser )
  • Opera ( Browser )
  • Libre Office
  • Atom ( IDE )
  • GIMP
  • Krita
  • Slack
  • Spotify
  • VirtualBox
  • Visual Studio Code
  • VLC

That’s my setup, its almost the same setup as Windows and Mac, but only difference is I don’t use GIMP nor Krita on Windows and Mac, Affinity Photo does it all

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