When we started last September, in my class there was only one person who happened to use Linux... Yeah, me. Now the numbers have grown. Still a minority, but we are quite a good percentage. No, I didn't proselytize much; specially after we had to deal with some stuff (Nginx, Tomcat, Docker, git...) people just noticed how, for a dev setup, Linux may have its advantages. :)
IDK about the programming language itself, but Flix sure has one of the funniest FAQs I've ever read. :) https://flix.dev/faq/
Taking a peek at our final web project for class, I can see how the Java backend is (fair enough) clearly structured and organized into attributes and methods, classes, packages... Everything tries to have descriptive names, not to repeat code and so on.
YMMV, but I can't see the point in having a software "store" with a GUI and all that, specially when I can only see people complaining about them. I could see a very noticeable descent in RAM consumption once I got rid of the one preinstalled in my system, and the ol' CLI is fast, easy, convenient, powerful and verbose, what's not to like? :D
When you spend literally hours trying to solve *just one* SQL exercise... And you end up with an impressive amount of frustration, and the exercise unsolved. When someone complaint in class about the jump in the difficulty level we're at now, the professor just gave us a talk about how in our works we won't get to complain because "oh it's difficult". He's right, and life's this hard I guess, I'll just fail the course and try again next year... Maybe?
So we have a winner in our distro poll... Or, we don't? As for distro "families", it looks like the Debian one wins, with Arch coming really close. But Debian-family means Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, MX and a whole lot of alternatives. But... Red Had, in desktop/laptop, mostly means Fedora, so if you think about it, that may be the real winner, if we consider individual options. Anyway, thanks to everybody who voted, commented and shared this! :)
This may be or may be not really accurate, but it's fun anyway: What If Programming Languages Were Futurama Characters? https://www.netmeister.org/blog/futurama.html
A friendly reminder. No matter what some, uh, popular sites may say, Visual Studio Code's license, if you just use the binary releases provided by their owners, is proprietary, as it is for its Marketplace and some crucial plugins. If this matters to you and you want to use it under a FOSS license (MIT, for this case), you can build from source the program yourself, or use VSCodium builds. https://vscodium.com/ :)
If Debian doesn't look appealing to someone because it has older packages in its stable version, maybe give Debian Sid a try. Just for reference, kernel is 5.17 and Gnome is 42. So far it's quite Arch-like (as in, rolling release with up-to-date packages). Some advices and more useful info, here: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-run-debian-sid-relatively-safely :)
Definitely, the Gnome devs don't want us to lose too much time doing configs... Or just the opposite.
Console is the new term for Gnome 42, which aims to replace Gnome Terminal. It honors system light or dark theme option, and that's mostly it. I had to look for a gsettings command just to disable that annoying cursor blink; let's not talk about using colorschemes or stuff, options are just the ones displayed...
And yet I like it and Gnome, because I'm (mostly) happy with the defaults. :)
I'm really amazed of the progression of the #gnome DE since I started using it (3.36) until version 42. Now it's faster, less resource hungry, more polished. Nice defaults, and a very rich app ecosystem. I prefer it on a laptop tough, mostly because of gestures. I use Sway (Ubuntu), dwm (Void), Mate (Debian Sid) or Gnome (Arch, Ubuntu) depending on the machine and use cases... It's nice to have such good options and that we can get to choose. :)
Life's an array of arrays. 101010 exactly.
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