Monday, February 19, 2018

Pop Os! by System76

If you read my blog, you know I tend to gravitate towards lighter desktop environments with my Linux distros.

In fact, currently my favorites are Peppermint OS and Bodhi.

But Pop Os! by System76 has caught my eye.

Yes it uses more resources (by far) than either of the aforementioned "lighter" distros, but for being an eye candy, or "pretty" desktop environment, it's a very smooth running, and light (for a gnome 3 based desktop) environment.

I have been running Pop OS for the better part of a month now, and I see no reason to switch to anything else for now.

Here's what the Pop Os crew have to say about their distro:

"We believe the computer and operating system are the most powerful and versatile tools ever created. Desktop operating systems have moved too far toward the casual user. We’re building an OS for the software developer, maker, and computer science professional who uses their computer as a tool to discover and create." -

Here's a look at my machine's pop os:

I also wanted to bring out that the artwork that comes with Pop OS is great. It has a real "ketchy" space/robot feel. (The wallpaper here is not included, it's one of my favorites.)

If I had one draw back, it would be that a few simple things I like doing to my set up i couldn't. For instance, i couldn't set control alt t to open the terminal. It's been no big deal, because super t does the same thing. (the super button and the windows button are one and the same).

If you are interested in this distro, you can read more and get it here: