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No place like GNOME

Just when I settled into my Antergos MATE desktop, what do the devs do? They release GNOME 3.26 into the wild. I swear they did this knowing I would drop everything, throw a flash drive into my laptop and install it. And I did just that. I need therapy. Since installing Antergos is the same no matter what desktop environment you use, I was up and running in 20 minutes. Wow, this release has my…

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Here and back again

How did I end up here? No, I think the correct phrase is, “How did I end up back here?” In the span of a month, I went from Ubuntu, to Ubuntu MATE back to where it all began with me, Antergos. How did this happen? You can say my curiosity got the best of me. I was so caught up in the marvel that was Ubuntu that I went on a testing frenzy. I…

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MATE to the rescue

Ubuntu 17.10 has been pretty good on my laptop, but there were minor issue that had me seriously looking to return to Antergos. On a whim, I decided to give Ubuntu MATE a try. I used the system on one of my desktops and had success, so I decided to give the 17.10 alpha release a try. To my surprise, it worked better than Ubuntu proper. I was able to connect my laptop to my…

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Minor issues with Ubuntu 17.10

Going on my third week using Ubuntu 17.10 and so far it continues to be a positive experience. Of course there are occasional issues, but nothing that would make me reinstall Windows or move to another distribution. I want to look online for answers to the few issues I’ve encountered. First, I want to address the Dropbox icon issue. I don’t like having all my files on my laptop. There’s no reason to have non-writing…

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Working with Ubuntu daily

I switched to using Ubuntu 17.10 about two weeks ago. So far it’s been a surprisingly good experience. This is the first time I’ve use Ubuntu proper in years. I’ve used Kubuntu and Ubuntu MATE, but I was never a fan of the Unity desktop. When I heard Canonical was bringing Ubuntu back into the GNOME fold, I had to try it. I’ve had an interesting relationship with the GNOME desktop depending on the distribution.…

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