Moving off Linux desktop
And a love letter for MacBook Air
After a week of MacBook Pro FOMO I realized just how good the M1 MacBook Air is. For the majority of tasks this thing is a champ. It's relatively affordable, fast, lightweight, and quiet. It's two ports short of the best laptop Apple has ever made. The MacBook Air is still dope. –Kelsey Hightower
I have been on and off Linux desktop setup for years, but this year I went back to Mac. Well, for the most part.
My daily driver is a MacBook Air M1, paired with a headless (no desktop graphical interface) NixOS running on a ThinkCentre M75q Tiny. I use SSH from Mac to NixOS for software development work, but everything else stays in Mac.
Mitchell Hashimoto runs his NixOS on his M1 Mac as a VM. I think that's an ideal setup that I want in the future -- for now, Tailscale has made it (too) trivial to maintain my current setup.
If you're on the fence of switching to M1 Mac as a long time Linux desktop user, I highly recommend giving it a try. I'm certainly not going to miss having Electron apps breaking randomly, less than days of battery life, or Zoom not detecting camera / audio.