Desktop Wallpaper Oyin Oladejo as Joann Owosekun on Star Trek Discovery on Star Trek Discovery
Two Firefox windows, my blog at left and Google Plus at the right.
Tiled GNOME terminals in i3
I merely installed i3 and some of my favorite settings from my previous i3 setup. The only thing to note is the additional RAM usage at about 1GB in here vs my previous Lubuntu minimal 16.04 setup. I presume much of the RAM is reserved for the additional functionality at the Kernel level vs Lubuntu which is far more lightweight.
However, this does appear crisper and just as snappy.
Today I poked around in PureOS a GNU/Linux distribution recently endorsed by the Free Software Foundation. So far I’m very impressed in what I can do with minimal effort. For starters, I had no problems creating a local installation of WordPress. (A necessity and a test in my line of work as a web developer.) It was actually pretty simple. Being based on Debian made it easy. I just swapped MariaDB out for the usual MySQL.
Firefox ESR by any other name is just Firefox ESR.
Kodi playing MP3s
Creating a local installation of LAMP and WordPress was easy
Pure Browser, Files, and Tilex
Libre Office 126.96.36.199
GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.8.20 via the repository
PureOS lock screen
It’s nice to know that PureOS is another option. The best way to describe this experience is Debian + GNOME minus proprietary blobs. If I had to fine one complaint it would be that Firefox is stuck on ESR rather than the current version. However, when you’re running Free Software that’s a small price to pay for software freedom. Chromium is also available in the repository.
I’m giving my Debian Stretch drive a little attention and running updates. It’s home is a 1TB 7400 RPM hard drive and serves as home to my personal and server backups as well as this machine’s Steam library.
Currently I’m running Peppermint 8 on my main SSD drive and Ubuntu 16.04.3 running i3 on my testing drive.