Linux switch: update

Last summer I switched from OS X to Ubuntu for my day-to-day work. It’s gone well. Here’s a condensed rundown of some of the things I’ve noticed.

Things I miss when using OS X:

  • ctrl key on both sides of the keyboard
  • one-key app switching
  • System-wide package management
  • ctrl-alt-T default to bring up a new terminal

Things I miss when using Linux:

  • Selecting menu items by typing their first letters
  • Emacs-compatible key bindings in text fields
  • LaunchBar
  • Consistent mic support across applications
  • Full-fledged Exchange integration (still haven’t bothered to get davmail running)

Cross-platform bright spots:

  • Sublime Text 3
  • Chrome
  • pass
  • ctrl-Tab to switch tabs in browsers and Sublime Text (never tried that on OS X before getting used to it on Linux)