Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

It seems to me like I'll have to switch away from #Ubuntu. The 21.10 beta is out, and it's using #Gnome 40, so I'm guessing the final version will have Gnome 40 too. I'm already tired of being so far behind not having Gnome 40 on my Ubuntu 21.04 box, and now I'll have to go another 7 months without getting Gnome 41? When Ubuntu 22.04 will Gnome 42 already be out, and Ubuntu just have Gnome 41?

Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

I want a distro that's well supported, reasonably light weight, stable, and lets me easily use vanilla Gnome DE with the latest stable version.

Also I want to be able to use all the Ubuntu related resources online whenever I might have any issues.

Is there an ideal distro out there for me?

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Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

@forteller So to answer your question, no, probably not, if that's your criteria. If it makes you feel better, my ideal distro, Hannah Montana Linux, was discontinued years ago. Rebecca Black OS just isn't the same. :(

Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

@evilroda Haha! Thanks! With "supported" I just mean that I can rely on updates coming regularly, that the whole organization won't disappear tomorrow and that I can be reasonably sure that their updates aren't being compromised. Things like that, not that I can call them for support.

About installing latest version of Gnome myself: I tried that via a PPA some time ago, and it stopped my PC from booting – which I didn't think was possible.

Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

@forteller Yeah, not fond of PPAs myself. Well, if nothing seems to adequately fit your criteria, might I suggest trying something new entirely? Give KDE a go, I've heard good things about KDE Neon, or you could try Mint. Maybe even go out of your comfort zone entirely and try Fedora, or fuck it, go crazy and install Slackware. There's a whole world waiting for you.

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