[Wolves] Distros and Desktops

Claire Robinson lug at sitesearcher.co.uk
Thu Oct 18 16:07:26 UTC 2018

On 17/10/18 18:17, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
> 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)?
> Adam

Check in on Mageia while you're hopping. The spiritual home of ex
Mandrake/Mandriva users and community based. A wide choice of desktops
and managers to choose from and a focus on stability.


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