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Using Linux in 2024 (Part 1)

I will attempt to daily drive Linux for an entire year.

Published by Zakariya Oulhadj on 29 January 2024

I have known about Linux for several years and have attempted multiple times to fully transition over from Windows/macOS. So far, these attempts have been unsuccessful for numerous reasons. For example, software not being supported on Linux, lack of features or issues such as failing to wake from sleep, freezing and applications crashing caused by driver bugs.

As an aspiring programmer, I know how beneficial Linux is and how much easier software development becomes. This is why, I have made it one of my goals to fully transition over to Linux. Throughout 2024, I would like to better understand the underlying operating system, create my own dotfiles and use Linux on a daily basis.

At the moment, I am using Ubuntu with i3 as my window manager. Over time, once my dotfiles are more or less complete then I would like to move over to Arch due to its simplicity, AUR and its rolling-release architecture.

If all goes well, I will be making a follow up post in six months time to showcase my progress including the things I have learnt at the half way mark.