Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It seems like it wasn't that long ago when Windows was an exclusive part of my computing life. Ever so slowly, I began to move away from Windows XP into some of the popular Linux distributions of the time.
I found myself falling in love with a specific Linux distribution made popular by its ability to "just work" without a ton of configuration. At the time, this held a great appeal to me. After all, I had other things to do throughout my day besides having to configure everything on my desktop PC by hand.
Flash forward to today, my schedule is basically the same. Therefore, I tend to lean toward desktop-friendly distributions that help me get my work done with as little hassle as possible. And much to my satisfaction, today's modern Linux experience is beneficial to me in this space.
There are plenty of great Linux distributions to choose from that give me a first-rate, simple to “make work” solutions without spending an entire weekend setting things up.
In this article, I’ll focus on some of the hits and misses I've seen with the Linux desktop over the years.