Pop_OS! 20.04 releasing soon. Loving the beta so far.

AltTabbins

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18.04 didn't play well with me so I have been using 19.10 for a while. I wanted to get on an LTS version so I jumped in the beta for 20.04 since Ubunbtu 20.04 is being released today. So far I love it, its been every bit as solid as 19.10 for me. Good stuff, I highly recommend it. Especially if you are trying out Linux for gaming.

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JustinC

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This is what I like about the new Pop OS:

Previously on Pop!_OS: Laptops with Intel and NVIDIA graphics have the power to Jekyll and Hyde between integrated graphics and the dGPU.

Now on Pop!_OS: In addition to switching between Intel and NVIDIA graphics, you can choose Hybrid Graphics from the system menu. In Hybrid Graphics mode, your laptop runs on the battery-saving Intel GPU and only uses the NVIDIA GPU for applications you designate. To do this, simply right-click on the app icon and select “Launch using Dedicated Graphics Card”.
 

Hakaba

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Using it for VFIO/Looking-Glass, has greatly exceeded my expectations so far.
 

Mazzspeed

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I refuse to support Gnome. KDE Neon based on 18.04LTS is as close to a rolling release as you'll get regarding a LTS, currently running kernel 5.4 and always receive Mesa updates (even though I run Nvidia). Fractional scaling works fantastic under Xorg using my 4k monitor, I'm happy.

Otherwise, PopOS 20.04 looks like a fairly solid release.
 
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DogsofJune

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I resisted 20.04 at first, but eventually jumped to it. Very pleased so far. It’s been serving for Plex duty. I’d give a spin for gaming, but the hardware is a bit dated.

I may get another Linux gaming box going again someday.
 

Mazzspeed

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I resisted 20.04 at first, but eventually jumped to it. Very pleased so far. It’s been serving for Plex duty. I’d give a spin for gaming, but the hardware is a bit dated.

I may get another Linux gaming box going again someday.

My Kodi/TVheadend server's still running 16.04LTS. It's still supported, but I really need to take the plunge and update.

It's just been so reliable, I can't bring myself to shut it off.
 

DogsofJune

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My Kodi/TVheadend server's still running 16.04LTS. It's still supported, but I really need to take the plunge and update.

It's just been so reliable, I can't bring myself to shut it off.
I'm caught in that too. It's reliable and works great, but there is something new. Hard to resist
 

B00nie

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My Kodi/TVheadend server's still running 16.04LTS. It's still supported, but I really need to take the plunge and update.

It's just been so reliable, I can't bring myself to shut it off.
Now you probably kick yourself for not virtualizing it, would be a matter of snapshotting the image and you could revert back in seconds :)
 
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