Fergus In London

The musings of a man with a keyboard and an internet connection.

Fedora Linux on a MacBook Air. Easy.

2018-03-14 5 min read Fergus
I’ve previously written about going over to Linux full-time, and abandoning my aged Macbook Air for everything other than simple admin tasks - letters, spreadsheets, and the like. Since then I’ve also decided to go for Linux - in this case Fedora - on the Macbook Air too.. and it was quite easy. In the past 6 months or so Apple has been the subject of numerous concerning new stories - stories that may boil down to either gross QA failures, or gross security failures… either way, it doesn’t inspire confidence! Continue reading

Retiring my MacBook: why can't Linux break the Developers' love affair with Apple?

2017-10-04 4 min read Fergus
Today I’ve officially retired my MacBook: client data has been wiped, development tools removed, and SSH keys migrated. From now on my trusty old MacBook will be taking it easy; no longer will it need to worry about the likes of compilers and build systems. For the past three years I’ve used a MacBook Air as my everyday laptop - I initially bought it for personal use, but quickly became quite impressed with how well it coped with everything I threw at it. Continue reading