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The Raccoon Review (WARNING, OPINION, not statements):
Well, first problem is more a problem with online SEO companies making top ten lists because of how Google is still being gamed by SEO people to make certain results rise higher than others. TechRadar and the other site at the top of the results likely are owned by the same company, paying low effort writers to just give “specifically worded” articles to rise higher in search results. The fact SEO plays a role sometimes adds to the confusion while burying genuinely useful information from individual people.
Edit: GamingOnLinux agrees with me on the SEO trash aspect:
Next, both made the mistake of expecting multi-monitor to just work. X11 is ancient and Wayland still isn’t done. It’s also impossible to do a proper spanning screen across 2 GPUs on X11 on NVIDIA by default (Which both were running Nvidia).
The next problem is the 470 drivers have too many issues to count, like crashing on exit when VLC exits. The actual stable driver is 460.91.03. This is more on Nvidia than the community as a whole though.
Getting a random system monitor may have caused dependency hell with 21.04. In the end KDE with KSysGuard would have fit better, so getting the switch to Manjaro might have helped in that front.
I think the PopOS issue is more to do with the fact it’s 21.04 than it’s PopOS itself. 20.04.3 works pretty good and the LTS version should be what’s recommended over 21.04, so this was slightly on System76 for advertising the newest 21.04 and not really explaining well what are the benefits of a LTS version over the latest version. (Remember, the less clicks the average person takes to get information, the better. Currently LTS info is not present at all immediately after clicking “download”. It defaults to 21.04 with 20.04 LTS an option on the right. There’s no tooltip pointing you to the LTS version and a comparison list of which suits your needs.) This is also (speculating) slightly on Canonical for having a 32bit dependency hell (Remember when there was that 32bit support drama?) while Steam is still natively a 32bit app in some repos.
Cave Story was a multi-monitor issue. That was it.
Audio in Manjaro over DP, you got me there.
I also have very little hope the GoXLR will function properly once they start streaming.
In fact, here’s what Presonus PR said directly to me about the Revelator io24 on Linux: