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  • IMO It’s mostly about the mindset.
    If you realize that you can basically do anything on any general purpose distro because they’re all just distributions of the available Linux-compatible software, you’re not a noob anymore.
    The effort to achieve what you want can be higher on some and zero on others (if that thing already happens to be pre-installed and configured to your liking).
    But if you’ve decided on a distro you like, you always have ways of accessing the software that’s missing out of the box.

    I’d say, you’re not a noob anymore if you know basic command line best practices (like not copy/pasting commands with “sudo” in front off the internet unless you know what they do), can parse a man page, and know how to find and install software that’s missing in your distro’s repos.
    That being said, it’s perfectly possible to run Linux without using the command line at all, nowadays.





  • Generally I use my computer to launch programs that do the stuff I want to do, or edit my files.
    My files are in /home and programs for the tasks I need are available as flatpaks.
    So I don’t need to rummage around in the rest of the file system. You could call it “a laptop for grandma” except I’m not that old. I use my laptop for office stuff, gaming, photo editing, streaming music and video, browsing, mail, messaging, ssh’ing into my servers, etc. What I don’t use it for anymore is tinkering with my OS. I’m fine with default Gnome and I don’t need to adjust every little thing, I can just adjust myself a bit to how the GUI works.
    I just don’t want to read Arch news before I update weekly, set apt-pinning priorities to disable snap, deal with recommended dependencies, meta packages, mirrorlists, third-party repo urls, gpg keyfiles, file permissions, executable flags, systemd services, and all that jazz anymore.










  • Microsoft has basically taken almost all businesses in the world hostage.
    Once your staff is trained on MS products and your own stuff is fully connected to Azure, you’re trapped and they can adjust prices to just below what you can bear.

    Microsoft doesn’t need a monopoly in the dying consumer desktop market anymore. That’s why they’re the top contributor to the Linux kernel, integrated a Linux layer into their OS, offer to save documents in an open format in Office, and host articles on how to install Linux in their documentation.

    The year of the Linux desktop has finally come. Everyone who doesn’t still run Windows 7, now has a Unix system installed on their PCs (and all other devices). It’s just one that’s distributed by Google, Microsoft or Apple.





  • Toolbox create  
    Toolbox enter  
    

    Now you have a standard Fedora command line system that shares your home folder but otherwise has its own filesystem.
    There’s more options (like using other distro’s), but it’s really not complicated.

    To install CLI stuff that needs to access your host system’s root files, use rpm-ostree (but if you need a lot of that, use a non-immutable distro instead).

    I actually use neither anymore. My stuff I actually want to work with is in home and I have no need to tinker on this system, cause it just works.