I love my Framework laptop, but the new hardware requires a very recent Linux kernel to work. I’ve been using Arch (btw) to get the latest packages, and it’s nice in a way. It’s also incredibly unstable. This is not the first time pacman pulled down incompatible package combinations and it won’t be the last.
I’m pretty tired of dreading system updates because of never-ending stream of breaking changes. I’m tired of getting my work interrupted by the rolling releases. VirtualBox seems to be the first to break each time.
I really want to get off Arch and onto something more stable, with coordinated package releases.
My historical favorite disto, Mint, is still too out-of-date for my taste, but there’s hope. They’re planning the v21 release, with a 5.15 Linux kernel, any day now.
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