Taking Control of Your Computing Life

I’m not saying goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft or anything like that, but journalist Dan Gillmor says he’s putting more trust in communities than corporations.

He makes a compelling case, and it’s one I’ve given thought to before. Before I bought my latest 11-inch Macbook Air late last year, I looked at Linux laptops. I seriously considered one. But I’ll admit my fear of missing conveniences got me. I work on the Web, and even though the Macbook Air isn’t my primary machine, I still might need it. I can’t imagine doing my job as a front end developer without all the necessary tools. Maybe I’m wrong?

But like Dan, I’m keeping my eye on that space, hoping solutions continue to evolve and make control as easy as the conveniences we crave.

4 thoughts on “Taking Control of Your Computing Life

    1. Like I said, I could be wrong. But all the browsers. Plus, apps like PhotoShop or newer design apps like Sketch. I admit, a lot of it is my fear of not being able to get over some of the conveniences.

      1. Design apps might be a problem (at least, the ones you’re used too– there apparently are people out there who like Krita and Inkscape). With browsers (compared to the mac, at least) you’d really only miss Safari– Chrome and Firefox are both on Linux.

        1. I don’t use design apps as much as I use to because of designing in the browser. I could probably do without Safari. 🙂

          I think I’ll have to pick up a cheap Linux machine to play with before taking the leap.

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