I assume like everyone on this board I am interested in Purism the company, it’s products and the ethos the company espouses. I am moderately tech savvy but by no means a “coder” or that familiar with Linux in general. I have been very close to purchasing the Librem 15 laptop (and am interested in the Librem 5 once it is released) but have not yet pulled the trigger. I have a few questions that I hope someone could possibly answer. I think the answer to these questions would be of use to many people like myself as well. My questions to the community are:
Is the Pure OS operating system /Librem 15 user friendly enough for someone to use it in place of their Macbook pro?
Can I expect to be able to download programs/apps such as Wasabi, Monero QT, Agama, Bisq etc. and use them without having conflicts with Pure OS? How much CLI lingo do I need to use these? Are their GUI as easy to navigate on Linux as they are on Mac OS?
I assume with each new version of the Librem 15 the user experience gets better. Should I just wait for the release of V5?
It was posted right around the beginning of the librem5 launch, but since then news on it has been largely quiet (probably because a payments system for Purism is not a primary focus for librem5 launch).
I thought I would add that Qt (the windowing toolkit used in Monero Qt) is a native GNU/Linux tool and works very well in PureOS. Also, as @jon.armani stated, PureOS is UNIX under the hood. Our shell doesn’t default to tcsh like MacOS used to, but you can install it easily if you miss it.