After years of being here I think I've spotted my first legit, earnest non-foss commercial account here. Either someone sees the potential of the Fediverse, or has a staffer who's really chuffed about it. Either way hello @hillcountryhonda
🎼 "Mah name's #emacs and I'm here to say, you've got one task that's due today."
🎼 "You can't just leave it, I'm gonna repeat it, even while you're still away"
@kev In the smartphone world : "Sorry, your car is now 6 months old and is not supported anymore. Please buy a new one."
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.
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