Tomorrow, about 3am local time, I will download the latest KDE Ultimate. Some of you are familiar to me from the old M... and give all of them a big HELLO. I will be doing some database stuff, lots of R, a lot of coding using Qt Creator. I am pretty positive about the install having lurked on this forum off and on since about August 15.
I will use Pamac and Discover a lot. I applaud everyone for the tone of all replies. I have never used BTFS and tonight I will spend time reading up on it.
I really like what I see. Oh, I have a Dell Optiflex with a 2T hard drive and 16G of ram. I am not much a systems person and rely on others to build a stable OS. The modern description for what I do is a 'Data Scientist'.