Linux Laptop

:: Linux

For the first time, ever, I’ve been using Linux on raw hardware for a couple months. The experience has been utterly boring and wonderful.

Sometime in the 1990s, I upgraded a desktop computer from something like Windows 3.1 to Windows 95. The result was… not good. Some hardware wasn’t working well. I remember cursing Plug and Play. I figured out some things, but that computer never was fully right. Eventually I replaced it.

That experience left me feeling, I’d rather do any major operating system upgrade as a result of buying a new computer.

There was a time when many Windows laptops didn’t “just work” when it came to things like power management or wireless networking. Eventually that improved. But then Linux had a similar reputation for many years. And I really don’t want to spend time futzing with basics.

My previous dalliances with Linux include:

About three months ago, I followed this guide: “Installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6”.

Since then, I’ve hit a few “milestones” where I expected I might have my first bad experience:

Maybe it’s beginner’s luck. Maybe I’m in the honeymoon phase. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.