In late August, 2022, I purchased the Pixel 6 Pro for my wife and the Pixel 6 for myself. I was excited to have a Google device again with vanila Android on it. This is a Gen 1 on the main processor, designed by Google itself, but another in a long line of phones otherwise, and having read some reviews prior to getting, I expected going into this some bugs, but what I am experiencing is not what I read about. Overall, I am not impressed, and below I will detail some of my experience.
After a recent replacement of my gaming laptop's SSD, I was in the position of reinstalling Windows 10. After the reinstall, I got to go through all of the things about Windows that make this operating system a chore to deal with, and why I prefer to use Linux. I use Windows for gaming only, but having it around so I can keep up with the latest trends, bad as they are, is nice.
Recently, I took my family on vacation, and decided to bring a pared down set of tech with me. I am going to walk through some of my experiences with the tech that I brought, though I have to admit that I did not get a whole lot of time to utilize any of it.
I was originally going to write a multi-part series on this new laptop, including a first impressions and then review article, but I started using the laptop regularly for gaming and neglected writing the article until now. Since I have been using the laptop for over a month, I am just going to write the review.
I have been using Microsoft Office 365 for more than 30 days now, and I have a few updates and a new part of the ecosystem to talk about. Office 365 is as easy to use as I would expect. The phone applications; however, are not as good as I would expect. I will cover my experience so far.
Yes, I have already switched back to Ubuntu and away from Fedora 35 KDE, and there are a couple of reasons why. First, this is a brand new LTS version of Ubuntu, meaning that they have refined the Ubuntu version of the Gnome interface with performance enhancements and stylistic changes that would make it the best version of the interface....OS Hop!
I have certainly tried other distros, but never truly committed to using one that was not an Ubuntu base, or just plain Ubuntu. What does it mean for me to commit? I am talking about installing it on my main laptop that I use for everything other than gaming. It means using it for an extended period, and even when I am at that point of turning back, committing again and sticking with it.
Windows 11 is here and I was offered the upgrade. Windows 11 really feels more like an upgrade to Windows 10, with a fresh coat of paint.
Another version of Ubuntu brings a host of new changes, including an elimination of the now classic Ubuntu combination of dark and light modes as a defaul theme. New is also a move to the Gnome 40 desktop environment. I will give my thoughts on some of the changes, and how the upgrade process has gone for me.