Going from Fedora to Rocky on my personal laptop. If this ends up being not too painful, I'll probably go with RHEL for my work laptop in a while.

What with using Flatpak for all my desktop applications, having a base OS with a slower release cycle seems quite viable.

@returntrip no, I still have it on my work laptop, but in my new work role I work with non-Podman container stuff most of the time.

Things are still possible to work around, but it is starting to feel a bit pointless to use it when I have to layer external repos, and hundreds of packages (when dependencies are counted).

@bkhl understandable.... for the machine I use at work there is one thing in I have not been able to fix and that nags me: Cisco Anyconnect VPN client cannot be layered/installed...sometimes I also think about switching to standard Fedora for work...

@returntrip what I used to do with janky customer VPNs was to run the client in a VM (Windows if that was easier), then route through it.

@bkhl I tried that, but for some reason my system (16GB RAM) was struggling to handle the VM NAD its standard workload (I think I have way too many browser tabs open)

@returntrip the main question for me is if the "old" will be a problem for me. Emacs in Flatpak was pretty quirky when I tried it, and even if it would work great it would be inconvenient as my workflows now depend on Emacs launching containers a lot (e.g. to run LSP servers and tests).

Fedora Workstation is an option of course, but feels silly for _one_ program (even if it is Emacs).

@bkhl can you maybe use toolbox in Cantos Stream and install emacs there?


@returntrip maybe, though that still needs hacks to run container tools on the host, that are practically the same as with Flatpak.

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