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Mike Kreuzer

Fedora time

October 15, 2022

As I started to think about back in May, it's past time I made the switch from Ubuntu to Fedora.

The more or less forced upgrade from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04, the snap store, & now ads in apt when I update? It was pop-up ads for Safari that made me switch from MacOS to Linux originally. Too far Canonical, too far.

Moving turned out to be pretty easy. I'd already scripted most of my installs, & the changes I had to make there to move from apt to dnf were slight. I kept my old /home partition… dash to dock was the name of the app I'd forgotten last time, makes Fedora's Gnome useable for me. It was all largely but not entirely problem free. I'd go so far as to say that the move from Ubuntu 22.04 to Fedora 36 feels like it was less work than it was for me to move from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04. Maybe because I wasn't forced to move this time. Maybe just because I'm so much older & wiser now than I was back in April.

The two (small) problems I had were blurry text, fixed with gtk-hint-font-metrics=1 in ~/.config/gtk-4.0/settings.ini, that maybe just didn't get put there by the installer because I'd kept my old home partition, and managed settings in Chrome – uh uh, no thanks, shades of Canonical there. sudo dnf remove fedora-chromium-config & ahh, freedom.

Choice, I'm still a big fan.