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Micah Lindley

Unpopular opinion, but Ubuntu has improved a lot since 18.04. You mentioned the lack of a blue light filter, and that's become a system setting in 20.04. Still no clipboard manager, though, but I'd be surprised if there isn't an application that does that. GNOME is constantly evolving, and theming works way better, so if look is what you're concerned about, don't worry. I have about six different themes I've installed - some that look like MacOS Big Sur, some that look like Windows 7, and some that look plain cool 😎. I'd suggest giving it another try!

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Dean W Lofts

I never lost love for Ubuntu, it is the distro that I used while getting familiar with Linux so I likely have an attachment.

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Abhijit Hota Author

I found CopyQ! (as a clipboard manager)

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Hicham Mallah

Gpaste is awesome

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KaiLikesLinux

I feel like Ubuntu's improvements usually come in LTS releases. Between 18.04 and 20.04 there is ton of change and improvements but between 20.04 and 20.10 and the upcoming 21.04 there is very little improvement other than bug fixes and maybe some updated software. This is good for an enterprise setting but at the same time I feel like the true improvements come in distributions like elementryOS, FerenOS, ZorinOS, Linux Mint, and others. Yes these use Ubuntu as a base, but they improve on their systems in their own special ways. Ubuntu is becoming the new Debian. Used by enterprise, not great for consumers, but survives because of its business use and the forks that make it good for the consumer markets.

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Micah Lindley

Hmm, that's an interesting perspective. You're totally right about the LTS release schedule, and that's intentional. However, I'd argue that not adding extra features and breaking changes in between LTS releases makes Ubuntu more user friendly. Think about Windows 10. When's the last time we got a major UI revamp or breaking features? The best consumer OS's don't change drastically, so they can be learned and consistent. The more dynamically changing ones like elementary, Zorin, and Mint are aimed for users hungry for new features and awesome UI changes.

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Kresten Laust

Just wanted to add, Windows releases breaking updates pretty often. It's probably at least every second large update (not major, just large).

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Dean W Lofts

Something I noticed with the windows update breaks is that it was almost always the newer functionality I poke around with and not the stuff that the bulk of their users would be using.

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Mohammad Fazel

I would like to know more about that mac os big sur theme bud :)