I really have to say this: Ubuntu 20.04 is really impressive. Slick, fast (boot 100x faster than Windows on the same hardware), extremely easy to use.

Configuration of $WORK VPN was something like 10 minutes, $WORK email was less than 2 minutes.

Also surprising, coming from MacOS, how Gnome 3 is nice and responsive. Gnome Maps is the type of nice little applet that is definitely on a par with the same offering from Apple.

While I have not looked "under the hood", I suspect systemd is definitely at work and accelerates the boot time. Here is hoping it won't crash on me (but it probably will, because systemd).

Surprising to see my ('Bonjour'-enabled) printer appear first thing, meaning I don't really need Mac OS anymore!

That was the Good, now here comes the Bad and the Ugly:

- While there are a lot of software in the Ubuntu Software, so many of these are packaged as Snaps.

I get the benefits of Snaps, but they are HUGE and SLOW to install compared to .deb packages."apt egt install" and you are done.

- Ubuntu also publishes very confusing guidelines about commercial software. Stuff that is BSD licensed is sometimes shown as proprietary. I kid you not.

- I am also very concerned that some of these proprietary software packaged as snaps are also less than discreet about your personal info, if you get my drift.

- Oh, that printer I mentioned? Yeah, forget about it, it's "configured" but does not print anything. Just another middle finger to the Linux users out there.

- Ubuntu dependency management is a freaking joke: install neofetch? Get ImageMagick for free! Yay! Wait... WHAT?? I want a bash script, not a freaking graphical monster!


@ParadeGrotesque Ubuntu (or Debian... or APT) dependency management works pretty well and makes sense.
In your example `neofetch` *recommends* `chafa`, which *depends* on `libmagicwand` which depends on `imagemagick`.
If you don't want to install all of that, you can run:

$ apt install $package-name --no-install-recommends

or setup apt to do it automatically:

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