Why I can't use linux on the desktop yet
- X11 doesn’t support monitors with variable refresh rates: When using one 60hz monitor and one 144hz monitor, the shell (Gnome, KDE etc) will run at 60hz on both monitors. Wayland might fix this, but:
- Wayland is not enabled on Nvidia GPUs by default. Even if it is possible to use Wayland with the proprietary drivers, it’s not stable enough to be the default, for example in Fedora.
- Text rendering is not as good as on Windows. I don’t have any examples of this, but the text is less smooth / readable, especially on browsers.
- I want all of my games to be playable. With Proton, gaming on linux has become much better, but there are still games that don’t work because of anti-cheat.
These are the biggest roadblocks for me in adopting linux. I have tried mostly KDE and Gnome, but these issues are common to most DE’s.
I will come back and read this in a few years when things might have improved. Until then, I’ll be using Windows on my PC.