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Discussion on: Why I'm sort of leaving Linux

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Rad Gruchalski

“ There isn't anything for me to really tweak, no new desktop to install, I don't change icons and themes.”

Out of curiosity, why do you feel the need to “tweak the UI” in Linux then?

What sort of apps do you have on Windows that would not exist or have no alternative on Linux?

I’m asking because, considering work, I spend most of the time in: the browser, Visual Studio Code and terminal. What’s so different about your work that would require throwing a fit at Linux and switching to Windows?

By the way, it’s Red Hat Linux.

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Tim Apple Author

I'm not throwing a fit. Just switching, I really do like Linux. I just tend to tweak to much, distro hop to much, etc.. it's literally a problem I have. Has nothing to do with Linux itself.

As far as apps, I believe the only one I use now that isn't available in Linux is Affinity Photo by serif.

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Rad Gruchalski

I’m reading your answers to other comments and I just can’t escape this feeling...

The problem with your answers here is that the tone paints it as “it slows you down because this is somewhat necessary”.

The fact is, you tweak it because you want to tweak it. Is it a form of procrastination?

Don’t get me wrong. There will be a lot of people who will read your article and take your “tweaking needs” as a necessity.

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Tim Apple Author

I believe I have stated it is a problem I have. I am easily distracted and the flexibility of Linux makes it to easy for me to stray on the things I shouldn’t be bothering with. Procrastination is a good word, I agree.