So, when we were last here, I was talking about how I had been happily using my PixelBook for a year, and everything was just fine. Then, life happened, and things changed, and I found myself working out of the house for a while.
Why should this be a problem? Well, the program I use to remote into the office has a desktop client as well as a web-based one. Under Chrome OS, all I could figure out how to use was the HTML5 web based one. The HTML5 one is fine for the getting and checking email and doing web work. However, it leaves a lot to be desired for any development work.
So, I went back to the trusty HP R810 again. This time, I am trying out Ubuntu 18.10 with Gnome. I have been at it for about 6 weeks now, and I am still liking it. Even though this is an older laptop, the performance has been very good and it has handled everything I have thrown at it.