Switching from Windows to Linux

About a month ago, I made the decision to purchase a System76 laptop running the Pop!_OS Linux distribution. I went with the Lemur Pro an ultra light 14" laptop. This thing is fantastic it weighs less than 2.5 lbs and the battery easily lasts 10+ hours.

In the past, I've experimented with using Linux as my daily driver but I never stuck with it. This time I was determined give it a fair go. A month in and I'm loving it. To be fair, I still have a Windows desktop at home for gaming and at work I also use Windows, but for my personal development projects I using the Lemur Pro. It has taken me a bit to get it configured the way I want and it hasn't been without it's challenges. I'll write my Linux configurations in later posts.

I've also found that now days with web and Electron based applications almost all the apps I use on a daily basis are available on both Windows and Linux. There are a few exceptions but nothing that has prevented me from staying on Linux. Microsoft OneDrive was almost a sticking point. I extensively use OneDrive to backing and share files between the various computers I use both at home and at work. Linux support for OneDrive was not straight forward, but I found a solution using OneDrive Client for Linux that I've been pleased with.

Overall, switching over to Linux has been relatively painless. At this point, I've gotten comfortable enough with it that I find myself missing some of features of Pop!_OS when I back on a Windows machine.