After my trip to Taiwan, I noticed that I personally started to up the usage time my laptop got. In a sense, I missed the full blown functionality of a PC; which was limited on the iPad.

The iPad is fantastic, as an extra TV screen, or a digital scribblepad. But that's it; I haven't the heart to use it for more. I could use it for more in a pinch, but I'd rather not. I bought my laptop at a weird time in my life; a lot of things were uncertain, and to top it off, I bought it with a broken 'Up' arrow key. It's irked me using it ever since. The key still works fine and the keycap kind of still stays on. But it's broken, and I'll always be wary of it when I'm using this laptop.

Regardless, this little machine has grown on me. And continues to grow on me. The Gigabyte Aero 14 isn't a bad device; it's quite fantastic for my personal needs, and with it becoming my main work device; Ubuntu 18.04 needs to be installed on it.

And that's why I'm here today, blogging.

So far, it's been a pretty good experience - Ubuntu managed to install smoothly; and the only gripe is the need to reboot my laptop anytime I do a switch between my GeForce graphics card and my Intel graphics processor. The battery life is more than double when I'm using the Intel GPU, but in order to use two external screens, I need to use my Geforce GPU. It's a small compromise though, given how quickly Ubuntu can reboot on the laptop.

There's something beautiful about being able to carry a single device where all my work is focused; and with the power of the cloud™ I'm able to comfortably back up my stuff, too!

Ubuntu 18.04 and going into 2019 - I may well become a full blown Linux user.