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Why I stop

Seems that every post I create is about changes, that can get annoying but I think that discussing the reasons behind those changes is important, interesting, or something like that. I don’t really care. Why I stopped using Ubuntu tl;dr: Canonical crap. I am using Arch Linux. Debian is great. There’s nothing better than apt in the planet to manage packages. Debian Project’s commitment to free software is also great.

Ch-ch-ch-changes

So, since last post some changes happened, most people that follow me on twitter/G+/Facebook or Linkedin are probably aware of them but well, I needed to post something :) From bash to zsh I changed my shell after years using bash. zsh makes for a somewhat better experience and has some options that really help. I tried to use fish some years ago but it let me down, so I was a little scared of changing shells again but now after almost two weeks using zsh I am comfortable to say that it was a good choice.

Getting the correct name on Gnome 3 Chromium windows

Gnome 3 is awesome, by far the best user experience I ever had. It’s fast, does exactly what I need and has sensible defaults.

One problem that I had for some weeks – after some upgrade I am sure – was that Alt+Tab and Alt+(key below ESC) behavior with Google Chromium windows was completely annoying: all my browser windows, including the ones I use --app and a different data directory, were grouped under “Google Chromium” icon, like in this screenshot I took (click on it for full size):

Me and Linux

So, 20 years ago Linus was sending his now famous Usenet message about a new hobby. It’s a big date, 20 years and that went from a small project to what we have now and pretty much my only way to make money and live :) Me and Linux go way back to 1997, the first Slackware installs using too many disks, the long hours trying to get X to work on those blasted Trident cards.