Now that I know that I can get a windows manager (i3), Korean and English input in the keyboard layouts I want (3 Beol and Dvorak), Firefox, Vim (with Korean turning off automatically on insert mode, yes!!), and a static site manager (Hugo) working in #Linux, I've decided to turn this Macbook Air into a full Linux machine. There's still a ton of stuff to figure out, but I've got the basics and the virtual machine is too cramped to explore all the things I need to.
@FiXato Honestly curious, I'm not familiar with Raspberry Pi. I did, however, think about getting a remote Linux server and connecting from here. I may do that if I ever want to run my own server, since I sure don't have the wherewithal to run one physically.
It would be a low-powered system that you can just chuck in a corner next to your router, which is designed to be running Linux. :)
It also means you can keep your macbook as-is and have a working environment while you set up the pi. :)
@FiXato So it would be like having a virtual machine but without taking up the main computer's resources, huh? It's certainly tempting 😆 I'm reluctant to buy new hardware these days because I get a little overwhelmed by how *much* there is, but it's a nice option to keep in mind.
@FiXato oh my, that is one sweet little machine! ❤ The CPU clocks in at a bit less than I'm used to, but then again I don't plan to put any crazy requirements on it or anything.
@FiXato O...only in the hypothetical universe where I would buy one! Which is not this universe! Back, foul seductor! *opens link* Pretttyyyy....
@lj_writes @FiXato it was because I was looking for one that had USB-C video support because I have an external touchscreen using that. And only the ones with dedicated nvidia graphics do, and I did that thing where I forgot it’s possible to re-evaluate criteria like how it would just take a single extra cable i already have to just use the display over HDMI instead 🙃🙃
@lj_writes @FiXato but anyway I think you should go for it for getting a microcomputer of some kind. Whether it’s a raspi or something bigger, it’s super cheap compared to like a new phone these days. And it gives you more flexibility to experiment and upgrade and get a really great setup. If you don’t need macOS for anything in particular, I’d go straight for it. Take advantage of MacBook resale value! And now is the best time to buy ryzen while it’s blowing intel out of the water!