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Discussion on: Should I use Linux?

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Rocky Kev

I'd argue that the Linux UI is more customizable if you WANT TO CODE IT YOURSELF.

Since you mentioned your background is on Mac, you may find a lot of linux distros just being fugly and cumbersome. (I'm speaking from my own experience.) Mac is crazy slick and has so many quality-of-life pieces. For me to jump into Ubuntu & then Fedora, I was pretty annoyed at how 'old' it looked and felt. And I wasn't going to learn how to fix all the things that I took for granted out of the box.

If you're feeling the same way as I did, check out Elementary OS. It's a bit more than a UI flavor of Ubuntu - but a bigger rebuild. That might give you a jumpstart getting your feet wet. Then, you can move to other flavors of linux. For me, I went Elementary OS -> Ubuntu -> Fedora -> Elementary OS again! (I still use fedora at work!)

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Henry Boisdequin Author

Thanks for the tips! I will definitely try out Elementary OS. For the most part, I'm fine coding the UI myself, as long as it's in Python, Javascript/Typescript, or Dart, but I don't think they use those languages...