I hope you understand that I didn’t mean anything racist with the term. “ricing” is just an acronym describing overly-customized shitty cars, which has been adopted by the Linux community to describe customizing desktop environments & window managers. I don’t see how “ricing” is derogatory to anyone but people who add exhaust tips, useless spoilers, and yellow paint jobs to their cars.
I do agree that that’s the main reason that traversing Vim is fast. But, if you’re a power user, using Vim feels so fast and great because you can do almost anything with 1-2 keystrokes. And that same ability to do anything that you would ever need with a single keyboard shortcut, even if the shortcuts are slightly worse, is still there in Gedit.
I personally like to use regular command line tools (cd, mkdir, mv, ls, etc.) but there are many cases where a terminal file manager comes in handy. When working with a large number of files, having a simple list is a lot easier than reading all of the filenames and opening them. Plus, if you’re like me and choose to use a POSIX shell, managing files with terminal commands is hell when you have long filenames.
Not to discredit the contributions of the FSF, Linux does not need GNU, but GNU sure as hell needs Linux. Hurd is a mess, and simply cutting out Linux from the name when it is the most important, complicated piece of the OS is a bit dumb. If we didn’t have GNU, Linux would be doing just fine something like Musl, the BSD compiler, and Busybox. Without Linux, GNU would be nothing but an experimental LibC, Compiler, and Shell.
I would go with Fedora. For most desktop needs Debian can be a little out of date, and I don’t think you want to go through all of the hard work of converting to sid. Linux mint is also just Ubuntu with a green coat of paint and snaps removed. Fedora is easy to set up, stable, and has all of the newer software. Fedora, being backed by RedHat has a lot of support and all bugs are fixed within a timely manner. I would highly recommend it.
It’s a mix of many different things. I do like the form factor, but the main appeal for me is that I can use it as just a phone, and nothing more. With a Smartphone I will be tempted to browse social media & play games, but I found that with my Flip Phone I am much more focused and don’t waste as much time.
Here is the guide I used. It does require you to get temporary root and work with the command line a little bit, but it is not super hard.
I agree. If you are looking for a “Linux phone”, the Pinephone or a regular phone with Ubuntu Touch are great. KaiOS’s only real use is filling the niche of people like me who would prefer to have a flip phone. I don’t know if you’ve tried a Android flip phone in a while, but they are utter shit. KaiOS makes the experience a lot better.
But yeah, I really think that Mozilla should have used GPL. I’m not a big fan of the MPL.
True, Arch is a lot more stable than many people give it credit for. In my long time using Arch, I’ve only ever had dependency problems once. And Ubuntu, especially nowadays, is not the best when it comes to stability. However, I would argue that RHEL/RockyLinux or Debian are generally more stable than Arch.
The first testament, I’d wager.