Going to introduce myself since I have been active on this forum a lot more. Unfortunately, temporary only – I am currently sick in bed and bored out of my wits. But I will follow the forum more closely since I expect my times with Ubuntu to come to an end with the switchover to 24.04LTS.
I had first contact with a Unix on the Macintosh SE/30 running NetBSD. I admit, at that time, the charm of the command line was lost on me. Later on, I started to dabble with Linux when the kernel 2.0.36 was new, and you could buy Linux CDs from SuSE. After some on-and-off experience, I switched to Debian, and when Ubuntu came out, I started with it. Complete switchover was years later when Debian lost me with their silly strictness in the Iceweasel/Firefox controversy.
I have occasionally tested different distributions in between – Gentoo, countless things lost in time, and also Arch. What kept me from Arch was the snooty attitude in their support forums, and I want stability for my servers as well. Rolling distribution is fine for Desktops, but for servers, you don’t want to have the risk of breakage with constant changes.
Still, this was only ‘part-time’. Main OS for the job was Apple or Microsoft. But since 10 years, I am using Linux full-time, with (very) occasional boots to Windows only.
Lately, I am double-booting EnOS with Ubuntu because there are current apps which I want to use. ImageMagick 7, for example. Gavin Howard’s
bc. A couple more are here.
All of this is automatic under EnOS. And Ubuntu’s roadmap does look very unappealing now. I don’t want to have everything boxed in and immutable. I could have stayed with Apple if I want this.
Guess I am going to stick around here for a while and try to switch over to EnOS as my main in 2024. At least, that’s the plan for now.