• Metal Zealot
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    594 months ago

    I have a feeling people here like Linux…

          • @MashedTech@lemmy.world
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            4 months ago

            No. But I pay for apps that offer me the built in features I get on Linux. Like… Setting per app audio output.

            • @averyfalken@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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              64 months ago

              So I don’t use Mac so I gotta ask, are you joking or do you legit need to pay for that that feature that I’m pretty sure was something you could control in windows 98

              • @MashedTech@lemmy.world
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                34 months ago

                I’ve tried the open source version but unfortunately they don’t work as well. SoundSource, though expensive, works well because of their sound engine called ACE, other open source solutions had other ways of redirecting audio. Though… RogueAmoeba(the devs), through the power of ACE offer other audio apps I use such as Audio highjack and Loopback, and I can really easily process the sound, recording it and add effects, even the built in ones from apple, like the sound isolation I apply on my mic, I can apply to the audio output or application outputs as well so when I record a meeting, if the user didn’t have a great mic and good noise cancelation I can apply the effect that comes built in by Apple which works really really well. I know, it sucks I have to pay but at least the apps are really really well done and nice.

                I also pay for Setapp because a lot of really good apps are included that I use so I can make my Mac experience better, because honestly it misses a lot of features. Yet again, the silver lining is that the apps are built really well. Without all of these custom apps I don’t know how I could use a Mac. You even need software like Rectangle because macos doesn’t have built in window snapping.

                I used to be a Linux user, I have been using it for quite a while(more than 5 years), but unfortunately I’m not just a developer anymore so I need to office stuff and develop… And it’s been the best experience by far on Mac (I also have to test some apps I make on iOS so I need XCode). Developing on Linux is amazing, but unfortunately I need to do a lot of different things and it’s been the best experience on MacOS with apps that add the features I am missing. I prefer Unix like systems and stuff to just work so you won’t catch me on windows, but I did have to install windows on my Linux machine because some things I have to do only work on Windows so I gotta have that. It’s just my usecase and this is what works best for me. I tried to linuxize my Mac to have the GNU utilities but unfortunately stuff started to break because they adapted it for the way the Mac utilities work… Ugh, I so wish I could have the GNU utils.

    • @Blackmist@feddit.uk
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      74 months ago

      I was actually going to put it on an older laptop the other week, but Ubuntu wouldn’t run on it.

      This was after spending an hour trying to get into the BIOS, only to find that the keyboard doesn’t actually work before the Windows splash screen comes up… I mean who the fuck designs it like that?

      Also the drive bay doesn’t fit the SSD properly, so it just boot loops if you use the little caddy. Refuses to even Post.

      Now I hate computers again.

      • @RickyRigatoni
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        74 months ago

        What laptop was it so the rest of us can avoid this tomfoolery in the future?

        • @Blackmist@feddit.uk
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          44 months ago

          Acer 5742. It’s old (and more importantly, free), but with a first gen i5 and 6GB RAM I thought it would still be able to run basic Ubuntu.

          On the plus side, you could access the drive and RAM through a detachable panel, without needing to pull the whole machine to pieces, or be prevented from upgrading it entirely. Which is another thing that’s becoming depressingly rare.

          • @RickyRigatoni
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            34 months ago

            Acer seems like a bit of a grabbag when it comes to quality.

      • @HW07@lemmy.world
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        14 months ago

        Hold shift when you click restart in windows, you can access the firmware through windows recovery.

        • @Blackmist@feddit.uk
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          14 months ago

          Only with UEFI. This wasn’t that. I initially thought it was Windows 10 fucking with Fastboot and causing it to skip.

      • @Astaroth@lemm.ee
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        14 months ago

        This was after spending an hour trying to get into the BIOS, only to find that the keyboard doesn’t actually work before the Windows splash screen comes up… I mean who the fuck designs it like that?

        Does your laptop have multiple usb ports? And did you try them all?

        I had this issue even on my PC until I tried a bunch of different USB ports and found one that worked.

         

        Uhh I just realized that since it’s a laptop the keyboard is part of the laptop… Well I’ll still leave this in case it helps anyone

    • chingadera
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      64 months ago

      We don’t have a choice.

      Please do not let Linux find out I said this, I have kids.

    • @CaptKoala
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      New convert here, it’s mostly dope. Edit: here as in on linux