I’ve been wanting to do a full switch to unix for years but have always found time to be the biggest issue as I know there is a learning curve to adopting a new OS. Also, finding alternative methods to winblows apps takes time to find and learn to use as well.
i’ve scored a second laptop to dual boot on to help the acclimation process and quickly discovered that since Arch is bleeding edge, backups are more important than usual. I’ve re-installed 3-4 times in a week because I didn’t have backups…
So, fifth attempt. I’ve installed timeshift onto a separate partition and setup a gitlab repo for dot files. However, getting the bare repo to store my dot files isn’t working as the tutorial describes and reading wikis/docs/vids doesn’t solve my problem, so i’ve asked for help in a separate post.
the next two things on my list for switching from winblows is;
A) the usual ricing of Manjaro (terminals, notepadqq, desktop, etc)
B) setting up dev environments
Dev Environments: Because I code in c# mostly and am used to rider, that seems straight forward to install. i know there are some issues with versions of .Net and using window forms.
Also, since I’m still at uni, i will be required to code in c++ so clion seems like a good choice. I’m not comfortable in vim, nano, emacs and he rest of the “traditional” editors.
After that is gaming and luckily, most of the games i play/own are from steam, so I am not worried (yet).