I tried many distros ever since I purchased this laptop, Lenovo Ideapad 110, back in 2017. My previous post was about my Linux journey. And as it could be seen there, my every hop was due to some frustration or some feature I missed. But leaving a well polished OS like Manjaro and Pop_OS! is much more difficult and it hurts to need moving away. I tried Pop_OS! twice and n both cases it slowed within a month. In fact, I have been having problems and hopping once a month pretty regularly.
I have been distro hopping every month for the last seven months. I am not some adventurous person who hops for fun, except that time I decided to use LFS 😅️ I heard that people were using Pop_OS! for months with great performance. I used Pop before and experienced performance degragation on SSD. Manjaro stayed fast but installing too many AUR packages got the best of it. Arch, well, was born dead in the hands of a newbie like me 😜️ Elementary is beatiful and good for people switching from Mac, but isn't for me.
Everytime I distro hop, I want it to be the last hopping. I want to settle with a distro on the bare metal. I am not against trying new distros on VM. I am talking about desktop distros btw. Since I am new to server space, I only tried Ubuntu 20.04 and Debian 10 so far.
Solus 4.1 vs Solus 3.99
The biggest improvement I noticed so far is the black screen issue upon booting after a gpu driver upgrade is gone. I hope it stays that way. Another thing I noticed is that my GPU supports Vulkan now. It didn't before. Even though I installed bunch of drivers and libraries from different PPAs as instructed in Lutris and Steam wikis. I simply installed Steam and Solus pulled every Vulkan stuff games would need.
I want this to be the last hop I will do on baremetal
Be ready to quote me on that as "Last Famous Words"
Fun Fact: Solus' package manager, eopkg, is derived from Pardus' package manager PiSi which was the first Linux distro and package manager I used. Unfortunately PiSi was discontinued when Pardus moved to Debian base. It lives in Solus. That is a nice nostalgia.