I don’t have an insatiable addiction to distro-hopping that every noob worth their salt should have. Garuda has therefore made me a defective noob because the tools provided are too good, and everything just runs way too smoothly!
How on earth am I supposed to learn anything new if I’m too lazy to even run anything else long-term?! It’s a disaster!
As a result, in order to blend into the noob crowd a bit better, I’ve tried other OS on my backup/LAN server laptop such as Fedora and Debian (which I think I’ll be keeping on there for a long time… )
Anywho, the reason behind this post with the clickbaity title is… it’s been a year since I first switched to Linux from Windows 10! To think it all started with some nasty BSODs and a whole lotta boredom.
The beginning of my Linux journey was a bit rocky - the laptop getting stuck on the boot process was a big one, but then out of nowhere, it stopped (probably some NVIDIA update fixed it). Things have been smooth sailing since then (aside from that kernel bug that affected Dell XPS 15 9560s), which has only been helped by how quickly the Garuda team go in and patches things up if there’s any kind of mishap.
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the Garuda team for the amazing OS experience, and to the community for what you all do, from all the help to posting amazingly informative content. Not only is this a genuinely enjoyable community to be part of, but it’s also a pleasure to be able to contribute to (though frankly, I haven’t done a whole lot). There’s always something interesting happening here, whether it’s the funny posts or some kind of technical problem that stumps everyone
You’ve really done a great job making this distro accessible to users of all Linux experience levels. The Arch wiki does play a big role in that too, but as mentioned before, all the tools and the community chats are the main contributing factors in my opinion.
I used to think that Linux was all about the command line and it was for hackermen or nerds who don’t have a life, but Garuda has changed all that.
Now I’m the nerd with no life who uses the command line for more things than I ever thought unfortunately, I’m still not a hacker, though my non-tech-savvy real-life friends would probably think otherwise if the terminal were open.
A year ago, never did I think I would contribute to open source and change the operating system that came with the hardware. Thank you, Windows, for breaking!
So yeah I wanted to post my appreciation here. It’s been an absolutely fantastic year with you all, and I hope to continue seeing all of you around.
(By the way, Garuda is a great distro to start with… you just have to be prepared to gird your loins a bit with your research skills, and quell your fear of the terminal).
I wasn’t sure whether to put this in Garuda Community or Feedback, so into the safer category it is!