Greetings fellow humans, human fellas.
To all if of us who came from different distros, what distro, and what feature do you miss most?
For myself, the stability and first-party software support of Debian based distros(particularly Pop!_OS) is what I miss when I use EOS. Infact, I still keep a small partition for Pop!_OS.
If you miss PopOS why the heck are you putting your self through hell using EndeavourOS just go back. Lol.
When I say I miss, I mean it mildly not directly.
I like Arch and the AUR too much to go back.
Sometimes I miss a little of the difficulty …probably some insights to be there …
With arch based , everything is actually so easy …
Fedora no package ? oh no , try and scour an rpm spec or figure out how to build one
Arch- yay xxx
Ubuntu - Oh no my Rust version is so out of date , time to manually update
I do kind of miss saying I use Fedora btw , feels cool to be hip , and somehow arch got square
I’ve used Manjaro previously (still use on some machines), so not much really
Maybe that a lot of AUR packages i used were in main repos, but that’s not big deal really.
P.S. Oh, actually i miss that they kept Nvidia proprietary drivers for older cards in repos - that’s big deal and kudos to them
Yeah. I came from Manjaro too. I was freaking out sesrching for pamac when I first got EOS. Who would have thunk the most popular Arch package manager would be an AUR pkg!
Yeah, I miss Debian, where the packages were so old and creaky and you had to wipe dust off them before using them…actually, no I don’t…
Or Ubuntu/Mint, where random PPA of the day would be required to run $THIS_APP then $THAT_APP, then of course the system needed to be reloaded, because $THAT_APP requires the latest gcc or some similar bollocks. As we say here in Kiwiland; “YEAH NAH”.
EnOS is stable, and up-to-date. How does this miracle occur?
That I never used to hassle to get my printer working. Otherwise, that’s it.
only one thing from opensuse… YaST
100% confirm…I dearly hate printing on cups
Random, arbitrary holding back of packages leading to 600+ package 2GB+ download “stable” updates … yeah nah.
Repo access to older kernels was a plus though, I have a very old laptop that works best with 4.19, which is in the AUR, but I’d have to build it … which would probably melt the old clunker.
Nothing to miss I use a desktop, use a printer that works Epson.
I have an HP.
Epson works without any config? That’s wild.
Damm. Am I the only one that actually likes CUPS?
Using a Brother HL1210W with drivers from AUR
Cups is a finicky beast. Works well with Brother, and Epson (although finding the right driver for Epson is a pain), otherwise it’s really hit and miss. HP require HPLIP to work usually.
I’m still running Arch so that doesn’t count, but I miss Antergos’ smaller community to some extent.
What I don’t miss is the &#%¤(#¤) malfunctioning Calamares installer, the devs more or less going AWOL, and the bugs due to that.
Endeavour has outdone Antergos by a long shot. But I’m still grateful that it spawned Endeavour.
The devs made a deal with the devil.
Yes this is cannon.