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  • #16
    Ubu-19.10 Vanilla Desktop Install

    Ubuntu knows a lot of linux purists don't care for all the purple, and the non removable dock bar on the side.
    So they have an alternate desktop that can be loaded to turn it back to a conventional gnome desktop with the left hot corner.
    That is the desktop that I run.
    It is called the vanilla-gnome-desktop.
    Here's how to install it.
    I add the following commands.
    # apt install gnome-session
    reboot into regular gnome
    # apt install vanilla-gnome-desktop
    reboot into regular gnome, and all purple should be gone, except the wallpaper, and it can be changed to something else.
    To get all the other gnome apps,
    #apt install gnome
    If you like the regular Ubuntu purple docking bar desktop, then just use it and disregard this post.
    If you like the Docking bar desktop without all the purple, the last screenshot shows that, and you select it at login.
    See screenshot to see what it looks like after modifying.
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    **Overall the new 19.10 Official seems to be a great OS, and I look forward to using it!
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    • #17
      Ubuntu-Studio-19.10 XFCE-Desktop

      Here's a review of Ubuntu 19.10 Studio, with Low Latency Kernel.
      It comes jam packed with programs for Studio work, for?
      Audio
      Graphics
      Video
      Photography
      Publishing
      It comes stock with the XFCE Desktop.
      You can also download the Vanilla-gnome-desktop, if you prefer the gnome desktop.
      Both have the panel on the top.
      Hopefully some of our Audio buffs will give it a try.
      It can be downloaded for free here.
      https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10703
      If anyone tries it please report back, I have it currently loaded on petition 5 of my i5 test computer.
      This is one of a few Ubuntu's created in the USA, others are from other country locations.
      Here's a video of some of the studio features.




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      • #18
        Here's a Live test and review of Voyager 19.10.
        I have it loaded live on a Sandisk 32gb USB-3 Memory stick.
        It is a repackaged version of the new Ubuntu 19.10.
        It is on same 5.3.18 kernel.
        Voyager adds a few more more bells and whistles to the already packed Ubu 19.10 version.
        Voyager moves the docking bar from the left side to the bottom.
        Voyager adds a terminal app at the top.
        It is running the same Gnome 3.34.1 desktop.
        Voyager does combine the vanilla desktop, and the docking bar can be disabled in extensions, turning it back to vanilla gnome.
        It can be downloaded for free from here.
        https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10719
        A very nice repackage of Ubuntu gnome 19.10.
        Some screenshots below.
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        • #19
          Fedora FC31 Cinnamon

          Here's a quick review of Fedora issue FC31, with the Cinnamon desktop.
          FC31 came out in oct. 2019.
          I bought the new Dell i5 Laptop, it was a black friday special priced sale item.
          It doesn't seem to like my traditional gnome, there is a touchpad driver issue.
          So I've tried alternative desktops, and the Dell seems to really like Fedora Cinnamon.
          Cinnamon uses a bottom panel(I moved it to the top), which looks like old Windows of the past.
          Fedora uses the DNF package manager, that is easy to run.
          Full updates can be done with this one single command.
          # dnf update
          Or if you prefer to do updates with a gui, it will notify you to install updates, automatically.
          Fedora is very stable, is built by the folks that make Red Hat, the oldest Linux in the industry.
          Fedora Cinnamon can be downloaded free from here.
          https://spins.fedoraproject.org/en/cinnamon/
          I give the Fedora Cinnamon OS, a good solid grade of an A.
          See Screenshots below
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          • #20
            Pop!_OS 19.10 w/Gnome Desktop

            Here's a quickie review of the user friendly Pop!_OS 19.10 Gnome.
            Found for free here
            https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=popos
            It is based on Debian, and Ubuntu 19.10.
            It uses the traditional Gnome desktop.
            I have it loaded on Partition 5 on my test computer.
            It is running on Kernel 5.3.0-7 generic.
            If you like Ubuntu, with traditional type gnome, then you may like trying out Pop!_OS.
            Give it a try!
            It comes with Libre office Version: 6.3, Firefox Browser 71.
            The Gnome desktop version is 3.34.

            See Screenshots below.
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            • #21
              Archman Linux 2020-01 XFCE

              Here's a quick review of the Archman Linux 2020 with XFCE Desktop.
              I don't think I've reviewed this OS before.
              I have it loaded on a 32gb USB 3 memory stick.
              It comes with Kernel 5.4.8, Libreoffice 6.3.4, lots of bells and whistles.
              It uses the pacman package manager.
              Where as ubuntu uses apt, and fedora uses dnf.
              If they would offer it in a gnome desktop, I would load it on the test computer hard drive!
              I will try to find a version of Arch with Gnome desktop!
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              • #22
                Ubuntu 20.04LTS Mate Beta

                Here's the new Ubuntu-Mate-20.04 Beta.
                The official version will be out at the end of the month.
                It being the first day available, it took a while to download.
                It comes with 5.4-0-21 Kernel, 3.34.1.
                It seems to run good for a beta.
                I downloaded it on my test computer, Partition 4.
                It comes with Libre Office Version: 6.4.2.2
                It is built off of Debian, and uses the APT package manager.
                It can be downloaded free from here.
                https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10868
                Here's a few screenshots of the Mate desktop.

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                • #23
                  Here's the same 20.04 Beta Mate, but instead of the MATE Desktop, I have the Gnome Desktop loaded.
                  I put Gnome on everything I run.
                  See Screenshots.

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                  • #24
                    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Official Release

                    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Official came out Thurs 4-23-2020.
                    I have it loaded on my Dell i5 Laptop, w/Samsung NVME solid state drive, partition 2.
                    The LTS stands for Long Term Support, and will be supported with security updates and fixes for 5 years, until May 2025.
                    So if you want to put 20.04 on a computer and it stay there for a long while, this would be a good candidate for that.
                    Most of the improvements of the Ubuntu release that I see are with the new 3.61 Gnome desktop.
                    Ubuntu switched over to the Gnome desktop from the Unity desktop back in October 2017.
                    Ubuntu has worked with Gnome to improve and customize the gnome desktop.
                    Ubuntu also made it easier to convert from the Ubuntu gnome desktop, to the Classic or vanilla desktop I use.
                    The Kernel used is 5.4, with the gnome 3.61 desktop I mentioned earlier.
                    This version of Ubuntu is very fast and polished, and I give it a B+ grade.
                    Give it a try!
                    It can be downloaded for free from Distro Watch.
                    https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10884
                    Here are some screenshot pictures of the new release.

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                    • #25
                      Fedora Workstation 32 Gnome Desktop!

                      This week Fedora came out with the official release of Work Station FC32.
                      Fedora is the R&D Open Source division of Red Hat.
                      FC32 features the new 3.61 Gnome Desktop.
                      FC32 comes with the newest Kernel 5.6.6-300.
                      Most of the improvements, are in the new 3.61 gnome desktop.
                      Fedora uses the dnf package management system.
                      Of all the Linux Distro's available I run two on my 4 laptops.
                      I run Fedora Workstation and I run Ubuntu Gnome.
                      They both run the newest software, and IMO are way ahead of the rest.
                      And, the best part, they are both free.
                      Fedora can be downloaded for free from here.
                      https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10895
                      If you are a new linux user, I recommend starting with either Ubuntu, or Mint.
                      If you are an intermediate, or advanced user, I highly recommend giving Fedora Workstation FC32 a try!
                      I give Fedora a solid B grade.
                      Check out the Screenshots below.
                      GL,
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                      • #26
                        Here's an advanced look at Fedora Workstation FC33, with Gnome desktop.
                        It is scheduled to be released and made official on October 20th.
                        It has the latest Kernel 5.8, the latest gnome release 3.37, and sports the latest version 7 LibreOffice suite.
                        For preliminary software, so far it is running great.
                        See screenshots.
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