Desktop & Wallpaper

Pop!_OS dark mode

Another reason I should read the release notes. I had no idea Dark Mode and Slim Mode were available in Pop!_OS. For all I know they’ve been available from the beginning. 🙂

Off Topic

A week with the System76 Galago Pro

My new System76 Galago Pro arrived last Friday and I promised to use it for at least a month before typing up a review. So for now here’s a few photos and a list of what I’ve been up to with this new computer.

  • Used Libre Office Writer and Calc at the office
  • Used Vim and gEdit for extensive coding
  • Installed WordPress
  • Added Rhythmbox for locally stored music playback
  • Copy edited a magazine in Evince
  • Tested WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate 3 and filed a bug report
  • Spoke at a meetup and presented on WordPress’s new release
  • Wrote this quick post 🙂

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Solus GNOME vs POP_OS! installed packages

I’ve been on a GNOME kick for a couple months and noticed something about Solus’ spin that surprised me… It’s using far fewer packages than POP_OS!.

I know I’m comparing two completely different systems here; both with their own goals. However, both are relatively minimalist in their approach with included software. That Ubuntu core I’ve come to love is a wee bit hefty. Even Lubuntu which I lived in for awhile had more packages.

This is not a balanced comparison, both systems are not stock installations. Solus is sporting Steam while POP_OS! is my WordPress development rig.  Still I was surprised how much Ubuntu’s core has grown over the years.