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Popos opinions?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Ice Tea, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

    Posts: 3,222

    I thought it was just a reskin with a stupid name but apparently they are doing their own tweeks such as a full Systemd boot instead of Grub.
     
  2. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 5,152

    Location: Derbyshire

    Used it briefly at my old work place. Works well, is focused on giving a usable OS that you add on what you need to work. I wouldn't say it has alot (if anything) to make it stand out from the crowd of other Debian variants but it's a viable alternative to Ubuntu.

    I guess using it depends on your issue with what they are "fixing"? Are they fixing things for a specific need that will benefit you or changing things #because.
     
  3. Bluecube

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 20, 2011

    Posts: 1,782

    I tried Pop OS briefly. Emphasis on briefly. It’s a clean OS and works well but I had a hard time finding and installing the apps I wanted. I also wasn’t keen on the menu system. I imagine it’d work very well on a small laptop screen though. I ended up going back to Mint.
     
  4. wiiija

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Northants

    I loved when I using it, top notch stability and looks great as a bonus (they all can but this saves faffing about), I'm actually on Windows at the moment but wont hesitate to use it when I switch back. Just try it as a live usb and make your own mind up is my advice :)

    With Gnome I like to use dash-to-panel tweak to give a more conventional taskbar setup, including autohide.
     
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  5. opethdisciple

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    Didn't like at all what they have done with 1910 PopOs.

    Ubuntu is much better.
     
  6. wiiija

    Wise Guy

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    Have yet to try the 1910 version, what have they done? @opethdisciple
     
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  7. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

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    The icon set is horrible. Step back.
     
  8. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

    Posts: 3,222

    I just didn't realize how serious this was as a project and dismissed it for the last couple of years as a gimmick.

    Apparently they are throwing a lot of time and money at this such as hiring a ex-intel engineer to optimise their code , i wasn't going to bother distro hopping any more but i might give it a go. :)
     
  9. emu

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 30, 2005

    Posts: 571

    been distro hopping all year and finally settle on zorin os
     
  10. alexakasloth

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 13, 2004

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    Location: Sussex

    I've kept it on my ThinkPad as it works well, is quite clean and easy to use but I have yet to try 19.10.
     
  11. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

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    Had a quick play on Gnome-Boxes and the standard colours look horrid and amateurish in my opinion , i need to set it up on real hardware and try to look past the colour theme.
     
  12. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

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    Location: Pizza Express, Woking

    I like Pop although I don't use it myself. I haven't seen 19.10 but I thought earlier versions were very good. It depends whether you like Gnome or not. But it is backed by a company rather than a community so I would imagine that they have an incentive to fix issues.
     
  13. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

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    I'm one of those odd people that likes Gnome with dash to panel. :)
     
  14. opethdisciple

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    I like Gnome.