Okay, so I’ve made many posts on this forum on switching my Dell XPS 9570 to Fedora Workstation from Manjaro XFCE for a bunch of reasons.
- Fedora is release-based and not related to Debian/Ubuntu
- Nvidia in RPMFusion works perfectly with a second GPU out of the box
- Encryption is supported better
- GNOME handles brightness control better than XFCE
- GNOME Software integrates firmware updates
However, I have one major issue: BTRFS. I usually have my system with a
/ filesystem as BTRFS and my
/home as EXT4 so that I can make system snapshots without wasting space on my drive using Timeshift. However, Fedora’s layouts always have the root subvolume labeled as
root rather than
@, which Timeshift doesn’t recognize. I’ve tried Snapper and never really liked it, so now I have two questions.
- Can I install Fedora in a way that is compatible with Timeshift?
- If not, is this issue significant enough to keep me away from Fedora?
- If so, is the whole thing about Red Hat considering BTRFS deprecated going to be a problem in the future?
I’m pretty much waiting for Fedora 32 to release at this point, so I guess I still have time to find something that better fits my needs. Anyway, any and all help would be appreciated!