Canonical recently released the latest version of its Ubuntu operating system. Focal Fossa is an Long Term Support release, which means it focuses on stability and shoring up new features added in over the last several itterations. It lives up to that, and is a very solid release. I installed it fresh on my distro-hopping machine and upgraded my main system to this version, and been using it for about two weeks. This is my review.
Continuing my fun, trying different distributions of Linux, I decided to join the folks of Big Daddy Linux and try Solus Linux 4.1: Fortitude. Because I am trying something new, I thought it would be good to go all out and try KDE again. Finally, I was able to see what people truly see in KDE. I must say that this time it was a joy to try out. This will be my thoughts on Solus 4.1, but also on KDE, which I am seriously thinking about switching to, eventually.
Recently I finally decided to take the plunge and attempt to install Arch Linux. It took me two tries, with a walk-through video, and then detecting what was done incorrectly in the video and correcting that the second time through, but I finally I was successful. I would like to talk about my first impressions in completing the install and using the system.
With the completion of my desktop PC upgrade complete, I decided to take the opportunity to install Kubuntu rather than my normal Ubuntu install. Here are my initial thoughts.