Not enough Linux fulltime Root User Distros around to keep humble me busy, so will do a quick review of another Password Dependent Distro – Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla”.
Ugly feller, huh. Nice sunglasses tho ‘n I could’ve used a pair like that after winning the 1965 World Headbutting Championship…
Ubuntu has its new X.10 interim release out, the Ubuntu 20.10, codenamed “Groovy Gorilla”, but I usually just go w/ Ubuntu LTS when it comes to Ubuntu; however, it was time to check ‘n see how Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix was doing. Fully recognized by Canonical, but probably not fully supported like one of their Flavors, so there are signs of obviously stressed Developers.
Downloaded the 1.81GB ubuntucinnamonremix-20.10-desktop iso from SourceForge ‘n used Rufus to create the ‘Live’ bootable media. It recognized the GeForce GTX 1600 GPU ‘n Pantum printer easily, so installed it to a 120GB test SSD…took less than 5-minutes.
Rebooted into the newly installed DE, added the printer driver ‘n had the Ubuntu Software & Updates add the Nvidia 450-server driver from a list they provided. No problems, and for their X.10 interim release I thought the Developers did an excellent job – both the Cinnamon Remix ‘n Ubuntu Developers.
Anyway, Canonical’s Honorable Mark Richard Shuttleworth continues to ignore my recommendation on adding an option for regular Desktop users to either turn off or on the annoying “Authenticate” popups and ‘Pesky Passwords’. Maybe Canonical’s Developers have dupped him into believing that the regular Desktop OS home user is not smart enough to be trusted on their *OWN* home computer without the “Authenticate” popups and ‘Pesky Passwords’?!? I dunno…but maybe some Ubuntu Developer will bring up the idea that the regular Linux Desktop OS user deserves a Ubuntu Home Desktop OS that offers an opt out of the annoying “Authenticate” popups and ‘Pesky Passwords’. Bet Mark would give that Developer a promotion!!!
Looks like Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix is still improving in all areas…a job well done!!!
Rule of Thumb – if you can’t install Ubuntu on it, then you can’t install any Linux Distro on it.