Things that were challenging for me:
1. There isn't always an RPM/Flatpak for something I want to run. Arch linux and Debian have spoiled me. It took some massaging but I got everything I wanted.
2. Divergence from standards that I'm used to caused me some trouble but also taught me some new things. Like systemd-resolved and split DNS. With innovation comes learning.
3. My battery calibration is no longer accurate, but it's coming along.
On the whole I am very, very impressed.
It's been nearly a week in Fedora 34
Things I've enjoyed:
1) Installation was a pain free process.
2) The software center will find firmware updates I didn't know I needed and help me install them.
3) I may open and close my laptop lid or hit the suspend button many times and my system stays stable.
4) Flatpaks work so well here that I really enjoy them.
5) The community is helpful and engaging.
6) Discrete GPUs just work in Gnome after a single package install
Ok, update on this. I had installed OpenSUSE and it went really well but something about it didn't click. Mostly Gnome not being a first class DE. I didn't enjoy YaST, or the ruby 2.7 dependency. Zypper was ok.
Fedora got some love here so I quickly pivoted to 34 and I gotta say it's come a long way with my hardware. This may be a great fit once I massage out some DNS challenges with systemd-resolve that are minor.
If you vote something else don't be shy.
I’ve known for a while that my next phone wasn’t going to be an iPhone. Probably a Pixel with GrapheneOS or CalyxOS.
After 3 years of use, this iPhone still works tremendously well. No lag, good battery life, excellent performance.
I knew apple wasn’t trustworthy but at least they weren’t google. But with the latest revelations I wish I could dump my iPhone and get a Pixel to flash it… >
Yes this is the privacy echo chamber. Yes, I'm still going to post this here as well as everywhere else.
If you use an iOS device of any kind please be aware of this. Not because you do bad things, or that anyone should condone bad things.
It's because it only takes figuring out the back door to exploit it, or a shift in demand/pressure to abuse it.
How is Facebook still allowed to operate?
I wish this channel existed over two years ago when I first tried #emacs
Odysee, if that's your thing: https://odysee.com/@SystemCrafters:e
Also, just want to remind people that @yisraeldov also has a very helpful series on the subject: https://odysee.com/$/list/20a4fe5f8ca2cab6d902ae99b567a2b520273b12
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