Central NY here. Primarily a mac user for the past 20 years. Prefer linux on any of my non-apples when I can get away with it. (gnome all the way)
Been using linux as a hobby on the side for about 5 years, made it my daily driver (on my PC) about 6 months ago. Used Ubuntu until a couple weeks ago, so far so good on Manjaro. I like the roller, it seemed the point upgrades always ended up with a reinstall on other distros I used. Took me a few days to work out little issues, but everything looks good and solid now for a good timeshift mark for future issues.
I know just enough to get myself in trouble. Is there such thing as an experienced newbie?
My setup so far: Manjaro stable, gnome, Yaru theme, Timeshift and Deja backups. DYMO label printer. 3 Displays. VirtualBox for my work Windows-only stuff.
Fixed: Timeshift wasn’t following its schedule, Dymo labels weren’t printing from glabels, burning CD’s from Virtual Box (for radiology, windows only app)
Still working on: Getting airpods to work reliably. Changing the Dell boot splash after grub to something like plymouth, even though it is just a couple seconds, I like it. Change the green colors on the login/lock password entry screens, and green highlights on login screen.
I look forward to someday giving advice instead of asking for it. If anyone has any questions about re-creating something in my setup, I’ll be happy to help. I tweak my gnome setup to be similar to a mac, but not a clone, I take advantage of the options gnome gives me. If you are similar, and a first time user, I can give you some quick changes to make you more comfortable.