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My struggles with distro hopping
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I've always loved trying new things, and my experience with Linux hasn't been any different. It seems that every few months I get bored with what distro I'm using, and decide to switch to something else for a while. Over the years I've tried Manjaro, Arch, EndeavourOS, Elementary OS, Fedora, openSUSE, and a brief stint with Ubuntu. And those are just the ones that I installed on bare metal on my PC, the list only grows if you include my home lab (Rocky Linux and RHEL) and VM's (a lot).
Reasons that I like to move around
I think that it's a good idea to see what other projects are doing. If I just stick to, for example, Arch, I might miss something really cool that Fedora is doing.
I get bored. That's it. Sometimes I just get that itch to try something new. So I do.
It's fun. I always think trying new things is a blast, and so is expanding your comfort zone. Like me installing Arch for the first time. Sure, I used the python script, but I could still fairly say that, btw I use Arch.
Is it bad?
I don't think so. Sure, I might have wasted a few hours every few months getting a new distro set up, but I don't think that's a bad thing. And I got really good at being able to quickly set up distros. Although, thinking about it more, I probably should have just written a bash script that would have done everything for me, vs me having to do it manually. I suppose when I inevitably switch from what I'm currently using, Fedora, I'll have learned. Probably not, but it is a nice thought.
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