Spent the evening getting Linux installed on my desktop. Usually, it’s not a problem, but since I picked up a NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 graphics card, my trusty installs of Elementary OS, Antergos and even Ubuntu GNOME all failed me in some way. Surprisingly, it was Ubuntu 14.04 that came to the rescue.
I’ll admit to not being a fan of Ubuntu proper. From the Amazon shopping lense crap to Canonical’s Unity interface, I found myself moving away and trying other operating systems. After trying several distros, I settled on Antergos for my laptop and Elementary OS for my desktop. With the current edition of Elementary being a little outdated for my needs, I turned to Xubuntu until the Elementary Team releases their new version.
However, since installing Ubuntu (version 14.04) and taking the time to tweak it two my liking, I have to say I’m impressed with how this release shaped up. I know there wasn’t much new in the innovation department, but so far, things have been stable and everything worked without issue. I even had the luck of connecting my Brother HL-2280DW wireless printer without much effort. Within an hour or so, Ubuntu was downloaded, customized and ready for me to get to work. As I continue to use Ubuntu, I’ll post updates on my progress.
Here’s my current desktop: