Hey guys, I've been investigating Linux distros for a while and decided to install Garuda. My biggest challenge was switching from Windows .NET programming in Visual Studio into doing cross-platform development under Linux. The combination of .NET Core + Rider IDE + Avalonia UI is going to work great; now need to port my own apps... (haven't been successful at running .NET Core WPF apps under WINE)
Now my questions about Garuda
If my computer runs 24/7 with some small app running in the background, what power consumption difference can I expect between Windows 10 and Garuda Linux? and heat-generation and noise overall. I know Linux isn't the best in regards to power saving.
It is a performance-oriented distro, but looking at file system benchmarks, Btrfs takes a performance hit compared to more traditional file systems. Is Garuda mitigating this in any way, or how much impact does it have in real life? There's also the option of storing system files in a Btrfs partition and store other files in a separate partition. Other than easier system restore, are there other benefits to Btrfs?
I've seen many people complain about UI hangs and crashes related to Latte. Playing around quickly, I myself saw Firedragon close/crash while it visually got stuck into the background with no way of removing it, and some window losing its title bar, among other quirks. Is there work in progress to solve these instability issues or we'll just have to live with it?
In terms of benchmark, Garuda apps are snappier. I've also seen game benchmarks of Manjaro vs Garuda, and Garuda was falling slightly behind in spite of its optimizations. What is causing it to fall behind there?
People say Garuda is a bit unstable, and I was looking at the forum to see what kind of issues people are having and what needs to be done to fix them. It doesn't seem too bad.
Looking forward to explore all this more! (once I can port some of my apps..)
BTW need some color theme like Breeze Light but with dark titlebar, for those who want white theme and black system bar. I had to do a lot of manual tweaking to get there.