If you enjoy Fedora I think you will also like Tumbleweed. It has all the goodness that comes from well maintained repositories, but there's no need to keep an eye on when will the current version reach end of life.
It's true, however, that some degree of instability was part of the experience but that's what OpenSUSE Leap is there for. I think you will like it if you give it a try.
I don't remember trying the live usb option but this is probably what you're after, just to get a taste of what is like:
I've just learned that this is controlled by the setting GRUB_TIMEOUT inside /etc/default/grub. Changing it to 0 will boot immediately; the grub screen still flashes while it's loading however, just for a second but it doesn't bother me.
I have Fedora 38 Budgie and have not spent a lot of time with it yet. Be aware that there are many flatpaks in the fedora repository. I haven't found an equivalent or replacement for synaptic leaving only Gnome Software.
Setting the Grub Timeout to 0 can also disable the users ability to reach the Advanced Options... and Recovery menu. There are times when you will need or want to be able to access the grub menu and setting the timer to Zero means you cannot access the grub menu in zero seconds - even if you must access it.
Instead, if you do not want to see the Grub Menu on a non dual boot machine, you can change the Grub File Value for the grub menu to =hidden
Alternatively, set the grub timeout to no less than 3 seconds - which is slow enough that you can watch and react to click a selection but fast enough to tolerate waiting through it better than the default ten seconds.
Yes, good point. I personally don't mind waiting for a bit as long as it boots automatically into the OS, but I remember this thread and wanted to explore. Is there a way to change this value later on if something goes wrong and I can't boot correctly?
@Winged1 I've heard that Budgie development was stalled for a while but it's coming back up once again. Is this using the latest version?
Cool wallpaper btw.
If you cannot boot without the assistance of accessing the Recovery Menu, then setting the timeout to zero will have effectively painted you into a corner. This often finally results in attempts at data recovery and reinstalling the O.S.
This being the case - you can see why I felt the need to speak up that setting it to zero really should never be done. I grit my teeth at how often I see that "tip" posted in online "help" articles for suggestions on how to Speed Up Boot Time.
Yes it is the latest, but a minimal no frills Budgie as compared with Ubuntu Budgie. The wallpaper is a Fedora default. Josh Strobl other contributors have returned to Solus OS and Buddies of Budgie is alive and well.
Cool, I remember using it for a while but then noticed there weren't any updates for so long that I thought wasn't maintained at all anymore. But it was interesting and had quite a few useful customization options. It's always good to see we have alternatives to try out.