Until this showed up in the logs, everything is running smoothly. I am keeping pace with my estimated time to win.
When things are working smoothly, I do not make changes – unless the change offers a benefit. To my knowledge, none of the higher versions offer anything that will benefit me.
When I got started with Chia, I knew virtually nothing about it. As such, if I were to run into any problems getting Chia to work properly, I did not want to complicate matters with Linux.
I know the basics of Linux. But if I were to run into an issue, I would have a harder time trouble-shooting Linux. And I would have a harder time determining if any issues are OS or Chia related.
And I did have major issues when I got started, due to a bug with my Gigabyte motherboard. I will never use Gigabyte, again, unless it is free (and even then I would have to think about it).
After wasting hours and hours and hours trouble-shooting, I identified that the problem was with the motherboard. I returned the board, and got an MSI motherboard, and all was well.
But that is a major pain to troubleshoot, as well as swapping motherboards. And at the time, finding boards was very hard (like finding toilet paper).
Although Linux plots faster than Windows, it is not a game changer. If I were a Linux administrator, then I would have chosen Linux.
And to add to the decision making, I would have to choose from an endless list of distros, of which I know only the basics. That was just too much for me to deal with, when I got started with Chia.