I’m a Linux guy and have built what is, IMO, a really great Arch Linux Frame.work system - and the w0rld is perfect, right??? Well - I cloned that install so I can always go back and I did what [some] Linux users might think is sac-religious - I installed Windows 11!
And I really like it… you see, all of my infrastructure runs on *nix - my server machine runs ProxMox, my NAS is a Debian host running FreeNAS, and most of my services are either ProxMox containers or ProxMox Linux VMs - amongst others…
So I got to thinking that… on my iMac I run MacOS, and I still use, view, work with and RUN all my *nix services/machines right from there with no issue… and Windows has all that ability; and the Frame.work is much more supported on Windows - and so far I’ve been REALLY enjoying the flow. YES, I get a bit pissy that I can’t use ALL my *nix commands easily - try using RSYNC across a Linux machine to Windows… first, you have to use some odd version of RSYNC - and even if you do C:\Users\myuser\some\folder\and\file.ext converts super oddly. Something like:
rsync email@example.com:/my/nix/folder cygwin/f/some/stupid/path/thats/not/real
To say the least, some things work way more easy say from Linux to MacOS than Linux to Windows - but what does work [everything] IS impressive. I have tried to get MiraCast working on Arch Linux [and Wayland] for ages… its just not there yet, however in Windows I just press WIN+P and in 20 seconds I have a 2nd screen on my 60" Samsung… or most other TVs in my house. Intel graphics has a nice application to tweak things, and I can run Grand Theft Auto 5 on my Frame.work without too much hassle… YES, its super different from Linux - and I’ve lived there for more than a decade… but I don’t know why *nix people fight ‘Windows’ SO much.
I see that THIS hardware works much better on Windows, so I’m giving it a whirl. Just found ‘oh-my-posh’ for a nifty Powershell prompt and the WSL/WSL2 is very impressive. [My aforementioned rsync issues probably work more easier using the WSL, but I haven’t figured out just where all the folders/files LIVE within the WSL sub-system just yet… but I’m sure its easy enough.]
Any other *nix users enjoy using Windows on their Frame.work? And, if anyone has any tips for a very non-Windows user to get things that *nix people might like or enjoy, drop me a line…
For now, and I can’t believe I’m saying so, I’m really liking Windows on the Frame.work - I still USE all my *nix THINGS - most of my work gets DONE in *nix, but why fight the funk? What do you think?
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