Like many new linux users, I started w/ Ubuntu over a decade ago. Like many, even as I gained some confidence in linux, I kept one instance of ubuntu always installed. At the moment, I have one installed on my laptop, and one on my desktop. 99% of the time, I am using AL though.
I am unable to do many things on ubuntu which I probably did not need to do earlier (like various builds).
Somehow, I have a fear that if I go all arch, if things break, I won’t have a safe spot. However, with AL, nothing has broken and it has been over a year. I wanted to try another arch-based distro instant OS also. I don’t have any more primary partitions on my m/c.
Do folks in a similar place/time think it is time to say goodbye to the safety of ubuntu and go all arch? Do other folks also do it? Just interested in the philosophy of the folks on here about this. My main fear is arch breaking and me not knowing enough about it to fix it, and needing the m/c for something crucial during that time. It hasn’t happened w/ AL, but it did happen multiple times with Manjaro.
PS: “Allah” (my greatest invention) doesn’t know linux either, at least not arch linux (I did see him struggling with ubuntu some time back, he’s not very smart, but will figure it out eventually) so I’m unable to get help from him.