I Keep Coming Back to Ubuntu

There's this famous line, I think from Godfather III, where Michael Corleone says, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”. I feel like that about Ubuntu. For one reason or another, every time a new version of Fedora is released I feel compelled to switch to it, and without fail, I end up going back to Ubuntu.

The recent release of Fedora 34 was no exception. With the inclusion of Gnome 40 and a slew of other features, it looked like a promising release. However, while I like the new way that Gnome 40 handles virtual desktops, I really need a dock that is more easily accessible. Maybe if Dash to Dock were reliably working on Gnome 40 at this point, it would be a different story. However, even then, there are still some hardware related issues specific to my laptop that preclude me from using Fedora at this point.

So I'm back on Ubuntu 20.04. Wayland does not perform well on my laptop for whatever reason. Additionally, Ubuntu and its derivatives are the only distros on which I can get two-finger scrolling and guestures working correctly. I think I'm done distro hopping at this point. I don't have the time, and I'm happy with Ubuntu 20.04. It's been rock solid for me so far. Since it is a long term release, in theory I can use this distro for the remaining life of my laptop and be just fine.

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