I used Ubuntu 16.04 for as long as I could. It turns out that Dropbox sent me a notification about dropping support for file systems different than ext4.
your Dropbox folder will stop syncing because it’s on a file system or partition that no longer meets the requirements
I thougth I was using ext4 but, since I had enabled encryption on my home folder, in reality I had ecryptfs. So I needed to use another partition if I’d like to continue using Dropbox.
I thought it wouldn’t be so hard to resize my primary partition -since I used LVM- and create another partition with ext4. Well I tried system-config-lvm and kvpm but they both required to boot from a liveusb or livecd distribution since the partition I wanted to resize was my root partition.
So I decided it would be easier, and perhaps better, for me to just upgrade to ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
I wasn’t wrong, the new version feels smoother, faster and a little bit cleaner.
The only hiccups I had were
- no fullscreen apps (hide menu bar when maximized)
Although you can install this gnome extension to enable this behavior.
- HUD is gone
I used it with gimp a lot -crop, resize, any menu command available just pressing ALT-. Well, there’s also a gnome extension for this.
- hot corners (to change between applications pointing the mouse to a corner or CMD+W)
You can use a gnome extension called custom corner as explained in this article.
- adding custom launchers to dock
- it doesn’t have a default backup manager (you can install deja-dup as it was the default before)
> sudo apt install deja-dup
- i needed support for exfat (it’s where I placed my last backup)
> sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
well, so far I’m very happy with the upgrade.