Interesting, yeah. Seems like no matter what I was doing with Mint 19.3 was fighting dependencies (ad infinitum). I’d say for look and feel, Ubuntu 20.04 with the Cinnamon Desktop and Kvantum make it ‘look’ the same. How much horsepower difference for an audio workstation, I don’t know that, but so far, so good. I’ve purchased and installed Bitwig, have OSC commands driving for stemming live_loops in sync so far. Haven’t tried some of the other free DAWs yet. And really most of that is beside the point of SP. But I am interested in controlling things with SP code. As I was telling @Martin in a personal message, it’s sometimes easier to get into a rabbit hole (for me at least) with options and tech than actually just making music. So I’m still way behind on all of the possibilities of Sonic Pi on its own. However, I’ve wanted to make sure that if I DO do something unique and cool that I can capture it in appropriate layers for mixing etc.
Then again, for me installing different distros of Linux is a luxury. If you have one, don’t want to install another or can’t, it gets more difficult. At this point I’ve put so much time into my current setup, I’d be very hard-pressed to change now.