I’ve been around the digital block a time or ten, and one thing I think I’ve learned over that time is to never stand my ground so hard so hard for one kind of digital productivity over another.
Sure, I have strong opinions about things I hate, like Microsoft Word
, but ultimately, I do try to keep an open mind when possible.
A few years ago, after using iOS for a decade, I decided to switch to Android essentially because I tried some of the devices, and realized that I was cutting myself out of certain kinds of experiences that I found really interesting. Now, I’ve been a pretty solid Android user for a couple of years now, and am realizing that I’ve cut myself out of the iOS space for a while, which I’m coming to regret because seemingly all of the good apps come out there first. I may be that guy who rocks two phones in the end.
I think I’m the same way with desktop operating systems. While I consider myself a Mac fan first and generally avoid Windows, I do try to mess around with it every once in a while. And more importantly, I find myself trying to make Linux work more and more.
My old Spectre, which most famously took the role of my Hackintosh laptop
, is still a perfectly good machine with a lot of RAM and decent storage. Recently I’ve been testing it out a bit more for a product review I’m working on involving an OWC Thunderbolt dock
(more on that in tomorrow’s Tedium), and as a result, I went back to the Pop!_OS
install I have on the device. (Thunderbolt is notoriously finicky with Hackintoshes, so kind of admitting defeat on my Mojave partition.)