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Fedora's Changes are for the Betterment of the Distro

This past weekend I attended the Fedora 34 Release Party presented virtually due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the world is still battling. My experiences there were enjoyable though I mostly just listened, being new to the distro.

My experiences so far have been pleasant. With a little over a month steady on Fedora 33 Workstation, I don't have a single complaint. I see how they are easing in new features/technologies like Pipewire and Wayland yet still allow a fallback for those that technologically can not make the jump yet.

Unlike Canonical and Ubuntu, where Snaps get forced on everyone that uses their distro, RedHat and Fedora appear to be making intelligent decisions. Not for the sake of change, but for the sake of the betterment of the distro itself.

"I don't know if other people would agree, but I feel like the essence of Fedora is that it's an engineering first distro. Decisions seem to be made for technical reasons, and the follow through on those decisions tends to be competent."

Astrashe2 on Reddit

I do not think I can upgrade to Fedora 34 myself as I use GNOME extensions to change my desktop environment into an old-school workflow. I will wait till later in the year once the extensions I use are updated or not needed. At that time, I will try not to use them for a bit and see if I can use the workflow of GNOME the correct way.

I also have an Nvidia graphics card that, at this time, doesn't support the use of Wayland via the proprietary driver. I have been reassured by Neal Gompa, a Fedora Project Contributor, that I would fall back to X11 instead. However, there are rumors that a future release of the Nvidia driver will gain support for Wayland. I am stable and happy. I don't need the latest and greatest; I want stability.

I am, however, thinking about starting to contribute to the Fedora community somehow. I am not sure yet how I can help. I'll look into it at some point and think about it as I am very busy with my career in web development.

Don't just take my word for it; you can read a post on Reddit and the continuing comments from the rest of the community that follows about the steps and changes made. This post is what gave birth to this post on my website.

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