… or maybe not, so hello!
My Linux voyage started in 2011 with Ubuntu (GNOME 2). I didn’t mind Unity for a few years before settling on Ubuntu MATE (2015) to build their bespoke Welcome and Software Boutique programs amongst other bits and bops (like the website and servers).
Arch appeals to me as I like the latest from upstream. Without a doubt, pacman, the AUR and Arch’s Wiki are beautiful examples of K.I.S.S. These resources have everything I need.
From to , I switched to Manjaro a year or two ago for the stability safety net as well as switching to KDE and adopting Qt applications. In spirit of GNOME 2, my Plasma desktop is laid in a dual panel layout arrangement, just without “Applications, Places, System”.
Recently, I departed into the misty waters and landed at EndeavourOS My appetite for modular, minimal and vanilla desktop systems has been satisfied. Thanks to Liam from GamingOnLinux for reviewing this distro and putting it on the map!
Fun fact: Ubuntu MATE Welcome I worked on is a fork of Antergos’s Welcome in 2014 (the spiritual predecessor to EndeavourOS) which was a fork of Manjaro’s Welcome from 2013. That is purely coincidental!