A bit of toiling but now happily ticking along with Fedora 32 as my desktop OS.

Thoughts and Things:

- Giving KDE a go over Gnome was a great idea (KDE Connect is a cool little tool, too)

- TIL what Snap/Flatpaks are and am pleasantly surprised

- Steam's work on Linux gaming (along with all the FOSS community) looks incredibly promising (Rocket League on Linux despite them dropping Linux support? YES PLEASE)

- I may stop ironically saying "Year of the Linux Desktop"...

@stuts Thanks for mentioning KDE Connect. I just switched back to KDE from XFCE for the longest time. Sounds like a useful app.

Regarding Snap/Flatpak, have you ever given Arch a look? Their repos are bleeding edge (doesn't mean unstable) so you always have the latest. If something isn't in the repos there is always the AUR (Arch User Repository) that likely has what you're looking for.


@WhoNeedszZz KDE Connect was so much fun just to use my phone as a cursor, I don't think I'll practically use it for anything but it's fun to toy around with!

I have never installed Arch but, due to working in HPC, I've got a very heavy RPM bias (CentOS for work) so opted to go with something I can fairly intuitively navigate and configure via CLI.

Thanks for the rec though (and obligatory "btw I use Arch" reference 😉 )

@stuts I think I will like the notification and call sync. And the presentation features on my laptop (that hasn't arrived yet).

Gotta rep Arch! 😆

@WhoNeedszZz I didn't look far enough in to see it does that sort of notifying, v cool!

Luckily I don't really get phone calls (hooray for instant messaging) but other app notifications could be useful if possible/configurable

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