Since my laptop had started to fall apart, I decided to make the latest backups and move over to a new machine. I found a reasonably priced 14 inch Zenbook, and went with the Gnome version of Garuda (my favorite flavor thus far). I’ve been tweaking it a bit, and am very satisfied with the result. The one issue that popped up was the audio not working out of the box (I knew in advance this would be a bit of a risk), but after some digging I found a GitHub project through which this could be resolved. So once again, I’m a happy serial Garuda user .