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Offline Jason

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Pop OS Video Review by the Linux Experiment
« on: November 14, 2022, 10:02:00 pm »
If you've wondered what makes Pop OS distinct from Ubuntu, as I have, watch this video. It's from the Linux Experiment. I've previously shared videos from him. While this one is 20 minutes long, you'll find links below it to specific sections.

Normally, I'm not a fan of Gnome-based distributions, but Pop OS has piqued my curiosity. I'm specifically intrigued by its tiling window manager feature and software manager. But there is more to admire. The Linux Experiment's review is thorough while still engaging.

View it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs4QRBm0C_8
* Pop OS 22.04 on a PC desktop with a 3.6 GHz i5 (quadcore) processor, 12 GB RAM, and 512 GB Kingston SSD
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Re: Pop OS Video Review by the Linux Experiment
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2022, 07:36:02 am »
It is a good video, and does a good job at explaining features that Pop_OS has that Ubuntu doesn't. One of its nice features is the window tiling manager; something I would probably use if it was on Ubuntu. I have tried Pop_OS before and I don't care for its aesthetic. I know one can switch a lot of that around, but at present, I'm happier with Ubuntu's implementation of the desktop experience.
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Re: Pop OS Video Review by the Linux Experiment
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2022, 03:29:38 pm »
Trying out Pop OS now. I like it enough to stick with it. That's something I couldn't say with Ubuntu. I was looking for a distribution that was less distracting than one with, say Plasma.

I tried Elementary OS previously, which was elegant but it failed for me in two major ways and one lesser way:

1. Lack of support for a desktop that you could put icons on.
2. No task tray. I have a couple of background programs and I can't really check their status without this feature.
3. Didn't let me install .deb files graphically. You can do it in the terminal bit in this case, it's inefficient.
* Pop OS 22.04 on a PC desktop with a 3.6 GHz i5 (quadcore) processor, 12 GB RAM, and 512 GB Kingston SSD
* Lenovo 300e Chromebook (2nd generation)
* Motorola One 5G Ace with Android 11, Octo-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage

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Re: Pop OS Video Review by the Linux Experiment
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 08:21:13 am »
I have downloaded PopOS before, so I will have to try it out again.
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Re: Pop OS Video Review by the Linux Experiment
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 03:39:27 pm »
One other thing I liked is that both elementary OS and Pop OS detected my HP printer right away. I didn't have to configure anything. I could just start printing.
* Pop OS 22.04 on a PC desktop with a 3.6 GHz i5 (quadcore) processor, 12 GB RAM, and 512 GB Kingston SSD
* Lenovo 300e Chromebook (2nd generation)
* Motorola One 5G Ace with Android 11, Octo-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage

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Re: Pop OS Video Review by the Linux Experiment
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 12:22:51 pm »
Thanks Jason for mentioning that PopOS automatically found your HP printer.
I will have to see if it detects my Brother printer.
Mint 19.1 on a Dell 14" Inspiron notebook, HP Pavilion X360, 11" k120ca notebook (Linux Lubuntu), Dell 13" XPS notebook computer (MX Linux)
Cellphone Samsung A50, PCMobile pay as you go