I’m looking for a decent distro for my simple desktop - a distro that will be maintained for many years (LTS), since I don’t want to reinstall my system every 2-3 years.
So far, I’ve been using Ubuntu LTS, yet I find this distro to become more and more like Windows (making choices for me, instead of letting me making my choices).
My requirements are quite simple (I suppose):
- current browsers (Brave, Chromium, FF)
- current Docker and Podman
(in this case, current = not outdated)
- ability to use my hardware:
- USB sound cards ($20-$40),
- USB mics (also $20-$40),
- Brother printer
I have no problems with such hardware on my 5.15 kernel (it also works on older kernels).
The only problem with software, that I’ve found so far, is SimpleScreenRecorder (and no, I refuse to use other application; none meets all my requrements; I’d rather prepare my own Flatpak for SSR).
All the other apps can be used via flatpaks or appimages. (Or they are very common, like gVim, so I suppose they are available on Rocky.)
Will Rocky be a good choice for me?
The question is more about: are there any reasons, why I shouldn’t use Rocky for my desktop, and are there any aspects that I’m missing in my requirements? (Something I should also take into consideration?)
I don’t have time to play with VirtualBox/QEmu (…I suppose I can use them on Rocky too?), so I’m asking here.