Okay, final verdict after daily driving both a high-powered System76 Lemur Pro and POP_OS! and the Framework with manjaro-sway on minimum specs.
The Lemur Pro is fully featured and leaves nothing to be desired when producing content, such as editing videos, running games, and streaming over OBS.
The Framework w/ manjaro-sway is perfect at giving me an entirely distraction free environment for whatever task I want to accomplish, whether that's writing code, surfing the web or even running Portal 2: Reloaded on Steam.
A privelege for sure, but starting with learning to code on a Raspberry Pi 400 and blogging about it, you could save up to buy a Framework to make Steam games on, since the base model could be considered "a totally jailbroken Steamdeck" and after getting a meager amount of sales from your now healthy following, you can buy the fully featured computer you've always wanted, mine just happens to be the framework. The Lemur Pro is just because I need "a real job" to pay "the real bills" requiring "real money".
All that to say, we're all kept down by the man. If you have no computer at all and want to get started, DM me and let's chat about maybe getting you a Raspberry Pi 400 to kick things off?
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