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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. The thing is that you end having to use Debian testing or unstable to have access to software on a timely manner.

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 :)