staking question

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self.ethereum
what has changed with staking? i've been staking with lido. i never liked swapping my ETH for their liquidity token. i would like to move away from them. i don't like staking with exchanges for custody reasons. i looked in to being a validator with rocketpool. i found their instructions and working with linux challenging. now that the merge is complete is there new ways to stake? can i be a validator without rocketpool??