I was really impressed by the installation and speed of bootup.
When I started trying to install Google Chrome and Stremio it got pretty messy though. I wanted to install Conky as well. I liked it in MX Linux. Installing Candy Icons would be nice too. I’m just confused about which flders the shell is looking at and how to get Admin access to copy to folders in the File Explorer.
I hadn’t been on Linux since I bought the SuSE 9.0 box set of CD’s from BestBuy back in my mid 1990’s college days. The sheer volume of Distro’s I went through the past month and a half trying to get to know the environments has been pretty daunting. I find it funny though, these distros are every bit as polished as Microsofts Windows versions have been. Except these aren’t hiding calls home all of the time lol.
I keep going back to Zorin OS Free, but the DE in Clear Linux was so much faster and cleaner.
Am I missing something about installing from deb files? I started trying Flatpacks a bit but it seemed a lot more complicated? I’m not afraid of the Bash, but I guess the commands are different removing apt-get. Is there a simpler tried and true pattern I can follow to handle tweaking the DE and program installs better?
Thanks for your time.