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I’m putting together a list of my favorite Linux distributions for a video I’m working on. I’d like to know which distributions the community feels deserves a spot on that list. Not that it will make me change my opinion on my final picks I’m just curious how we all match up. The options in this poll will be the current (at time of writing) top 20 on http://www.distrowatch.com plus an option titled ‘other’ for any distribution, not on the list. There’s no strict deadline but I aim to publish the results within a couple of months. Click here to vote!
A quick look at Gecko Linux using the cinnamon desktop environment and based on OpenSuse Leap.
If you watched my ‘First Impressions’ video on Deepin, you would have picked up that i was very impressed with my initial time spent in the operating system(if you haven’t watch it here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j08R_4Pwd8Q&t=10s). It struck me while i was browsing distrowatch looking for a new OS for my main computer, that Deepin might be the perfect choice.
Well I wasn’t wrong. The clean aesthetic and familiar feeling environment makes me feel right at home. The only minor changes i made out of the box were changing the dock to ‘efficient’ mode, collapsing the launcher and applying a fresh wallpaper. Deepin does however provide some sleek wallpapers out of the box. The computer i’ll be installing this to, will have to be able to do everything from edit videos and photos, some light gaming, general web browsing and everything else in between. So once the installation was done and Deepin was up and running I installed Openshot,Gimp and OBS using the terminal and was good to go.
What I like:
● Packaged programs like Steam, Skype and Spotify
● Look and feel
● How it handles hot corners
● The control Center
● Deepin store
● Debian based which i’m very familiar with
● Default Theme
What I don’t like:
● The way it handles updates, it goes to the sound and if you click off it it’s hard to find it again and track the progress.
● When the dock is in ‘Fashion’ mode, the lack of a top bar means tray items including clock,sound,network etc get docklet type icons on the dock which for me, is a little clunky. Especially when you have programs that run in the background.
All in all i’m very happy with Deepin as my daily driver. It has everything i need to get work done be it a quick video edit, writing a document, browsing the web etc. After 30 days of use I will determine whether to keep it permanently or hop to another distribution.
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Just a quick look at the final release of Ubuntu 17.10. I’ve been happy with the transition to Gnome, let me know how you found it in the comments.
A quick video on Android apps running on the Asus c201. While not officially supported yet for this Chromebook it’s easy to enable in the terminal.
Today I take a quick look at Pop!_OS from System76 which is based on Ubuntu using the Gnome desktop environment.
Just a quick run through of Solus using the Gnome desktop environment.