[Wolves] Distros and Desktops

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 17:17:26 UTC 2018

Hi all

I've been using Ubuntu as my every day home and work OS all the way back
since Warty. Before that I used KDE 3 on Debian, before that it was KDE
2 and 3 on Mandrake Linux :O

I started becoming disenchanted with Ubuntu after the move back from
Unity to GNOME, I find GNOME 3 so much less usable than Unity.

I have a laptop with Intel and NVIDIA GPUs and since upgrading to 18.04,
I've had trouble using external monitors/projectors on my laptop.
Despite spending an afternoon ensuring it would work and testing twice
in advance, it failed me in front of a customer, I didn't have time to
spend figuring it out and I had to use Windows to run a training course.
I've never had Ubuntu fail me like that before, but that's a side point.

I'm intending to reinstall my laptop from scratch and with the Ubuntu
18.10 release a few days away and no need for my it in the short term,
I've decided to test drive a few other distros and desktops, since it's
been a very long time since I did, like Ubuntu MATE, Mint, KDE Neon,
Elementary OS and OpenSUSE etc.

This led me to wonder what distros and desktops you lot are using these
days and which others you're interested in.

Additionally, KDE people, what's great in KDE that you don't get in
other desktops (aside from endless customisation)?


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