So, I’ve been running various Ubuntu variants ever since receiving my Framework about 4 months ago. It’s been good, but not perfect. The trackpad was never super smooth and a bit flaky, and the fingerprint reader – no matter how may guides I followed on here and elsewhere – never worked. So I decided to try Windows 10. OMG. It’s like a totally different machine. The trackpad is super smooth and works perfectly, and the fingerprint reader, of course, works OTB. Battery life seems much improved, too.
So the moral of the story here is that it’s the software. I was was beginning to wonder about the Framework’s hardware, maybe blaming the choice of trackpad and other components under Linux, but clearly it’s just a situation where Linux has some ways to go yet.
I’m dual-booting PopOS and Windows 10 but living mostly in Windows for now for the much better hardware experience.