I would tell Joel to sit down, STFU, Linux on the Desktop is never going to be A Thing, and here’s a Mac. Enjoy.
I would tell Bob, hey Bob, stop installing crazy shit on your laptop, here’s a
t2.micro AWS EC2 instance, go nuts.
But then again, I’ve sat all day hacking on AMI backup scripts and UWSGI Python API deployment shenanigans in auto scaling groups while narrowly averting the loss of a domain name asset due to bouncing inbound registrant verification mails (fuck you, [MSP REDACTED], fuck you), so I’m allowed to be grumpy.
Seriously, Joel, I had to hand roll a kernel for your stupid graphics driver yesterday, piss off and make sure that High Sierra security update gets installed! Vamoose!
Sounds like you’re describing a 2-in-1, or a convertible. I bought one of those on a whim last year, a Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK. It’s crap. Underpowered Core m3, the trackpad is complete garbage compared to my Macbooks Pro and Magic Trackpads, blah blah blah [INSERT LAUNDRY LIST OF “IT’S A FUCKING WINDOWS LAPTOP” ISSUES HERE].
But look: it’s GORGEOUS.
Seriously, it’s clementine orange.
Even underneath. The surface is like rubbery grippy stuff, but not in a horrible rubbery way.
It’s got bits of carbon fibre-like stuff in it. Why, yes, that is a combo USB/PSU port.
It’s got a really nice keyboard, except for backspace being a bit weird and tiny. And I bought it with my heart rather than my head. And I love it.
But it’s a Lenovo.
And my employer doesn’t buy Lenovo, only Dell or Apple. Same with my last employer. And the one before that was Dell or nothing.
Sometimes you can’t always get what you want. I think someone wrote a song about that. I guess that’s what I’m saying, but also: never give up, never surrender. MAK’TAR STEALTH HAZE!
It’s almost like we’re a respectable community who cares about what other people think, or something!