re: Good keyboards matter. VIEW POST

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This is the exact reason I use off-site (cloud but I am never giving in to that marketing con artistry and using the term) storage instead of an overpriced laptop when not in front of my main rig. The processors also suck but that doesn't matter at all if I can't furiously type out several paragraphs in a few seconds time thinking about what an idiot you have to be to spend money on a gaming laptop (seriously stupid was the conclusion on that one)

I heard Apple's new keyboards really suck, but its overpriced Linux anyway and I for one would never spend a red cent on their hardware (its garish)so looks like I will never really know.

 

what an idiot you have to be to spend money on a gaming laptop

I own a (2018) gaming laptop - those are nice for compiling stuff. And I attached an external keyboard to it, of course. :-)

its overpriced Linux anyway

Actually, macOS 10.x is loosely based on NeXTSTEP which was a distribution of the Berkeley version of Unix ("BSD"), rooting in the (late) 1970s. Linux is a poor implementation of some of it. Meanwhile, both SysV UNIX (illumos, formerly known as OpenSolaris) and BSD (Free/Net/OpenBSD and their various forks as well as Apple's Darwin) are free software.

 

It must be nice to be able to sink an extra thousand dollars into a computer that you don't really need and has components that defeat the purpose of laptops like portability and not making noise... I'm still getting my foot in the door and grew up a little too lean to be wasteful but if that's your work flow, have it. I'm also a little too aware of the dark side of life to ever have had time to game so I may just not get some vital aspect of the whole "gaming laptop" that's heavier than a micro atx gaming build thing anyway 😁

As for macOS (or OSX as it was) sure it maybe based on BSD and I know what it is, that doesn't mean your average Dev does Saying Linux is pretty much the shorthand for anything not MS or Apple, but thanks for clarifying for the community.
Since we are going that way should I just call it GNu/Linux or can we agree that level of sperg is excessive?

I grew up with high-quality business laptops that could survive contact with my clumsy hands. Sadly, they just don't build these anymore outside the gaming community... also, my desk is usually too full for desktop computers. :)

Hm, I'd prefer to use proper terms so people can learn from me. - Actually, there are Linux distributions which don't rely on GNU, so I would just say "a Linux distribution".

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