I recently switched over to using Ubuntu, it works well pretty much out of the box for me. I am using gnome with a dark theme.
I am still using the built in default gnome terminal, it just works. It does all the things that I need it to do. It supports transparency renders my fonts and allows me to highlight things well.
- One Dark Theme
You can find my dotfiles on github. Feel free to read through and take anything that you find useful. I would encourage you not to steal them, but to integrate the parts that you want into your own dotfiles. dotfiles are a very personal thing. They are an extension of ones fingertips designed for how you think and type.
I use zsh as my default shell. I like to use it as my interactive shell. It works, and does a bit better with things like tab completion out of the box.
I use the starship prompt for my shell. It works well out of the box. It looks good and includes all of the information that I would ever need.
As a team lead I am in and out of many projects per day, tmux allows me to get in and out of these files with super speed. I was using a mix of vscode and tmux in until October 2020. At this point I got moved development machines and pushed myself to use only the terminal. I felt that vscode was just getting slower and slower, and I was getting less benefit from it. Especially now that the lsp is a part of nvim.
I really like the raw speed and customizability of neovim. You can see all the customization, and plugins I have added in my dotfiles.
- OneBuddy Theme
I really like ipython, it lets me edit code in my code editor, then import it or run it quickly. Ipython gives me the right level of tooling. I don't need markdown mixed in my code, I put those notes into docstrings, a readme, or wiki. When I need to see plots I just store them as png or html and view them in my browser.
I do a bit of customization to my ipython session that you can find in my dotfiles repo. I use a custom prompt and use rich formatting and tracebacks if rich is installed.
- custom prompt
- rich traceback