Manjaro 18.0 Illyria GNOME Edition screenshots

The Manjaro 18.0 Illria release consists of Plasma, Xfce & GNOME editions. In previous posts, we've explored the Xfce and KDE editions. Now, it's time to explore the GNOME edition. The Illyria release brings GNOME 3.30 with a decent amount of customizations. This release ships a few GNOME shell plugins to provide improved productivity.

Manjaro 18.0 Illyria - The GNOME Desktop - First impression

Distribution Name Manjaro GNOME Edition
Version 18.0
Release date 28th Ocrober 2018
Base Arch
Desktop Environment GNOME
Home page https://manjaro.org/

Manjaro 18.0 Illyria KDE Plasma Edition screenshots

Manjaro 18.0 Illyria KDE Plasma edition provides a reliable and feature rich plasma desktop experience. It provides the latest Plasma Desktop 5.14 release, along with KDE Apps 18.08. Let's have a quick walk through Manjaro 18.0 Plasma screenshots.

Manjaro Hello is a Gtk based, Welcome App for Manjaro

Distribution Name Manjaro Plasma Edition
Version 18.0
Release date 28th Ocrober 2018
Base Arch
Desktop Environment KDE Plasma
Home page https://manjaro.org/

Manjaro 18.0 Illyria Xfce Edition screenshots

Manjaro 18.0 Illyria, is a stable snapshot of Manjaro. The Xfce Edition of this release brings Xfce 4.13, a latest development release of Xfce. The main highlight of this release is migration from Gtk2.x to Gtk 3.x. Let's see some beautiful screenshots of Manjaro 18.0 Xfce Edition.

Manjaro 18.10 Illyria, Xfce Desktop - First impression

Distribution Name Manjaro Xfce Edition
Version 18.0
Release date 28th Ocrober 2018
Base Arch
Desktop Environment Xfce
Home page https://manjaro.org/

Xubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish screenshots

Xubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is a regular release of Xubuntu. It brings some components from Xfce 4.13, an upcoming release of Xfce Desktop. The Gtk 3.x migration is a part of this Xfce 4.13 release.

Xubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish Xfce Desktop - First impression

Distribution Name Xubuntu
Version 18.10
Code name Cosmic Cuttlefish
Release Date 19th October 2018
Desktop Environment Xfce

GhostBSD 18.10 screenshots

GhostBSD 18.10 is the first GhostBSD release based on TrueOS. Earlier, this distribution was based on FreeBSD. The GhostBSD 18.10 brings an impressive MATE Desktop experience. Indeed, this is the best BSD that I have ever tried.

GhostBSD 18.10 MATE Desktop - First impression

Distribution Name GhostBSD
Version 18.10
Code name NA
Release Date 1st November 2018
Desktop Environment MATE Desktop

GhostBSD 18.10 ships MATE Desktop 1.20.3. It provides more robustness with a lot of issue fixes

Traditional MATE application menu in GhostBSD

GhostBSD file manager

Eye of MATE

Pluma Text Editor

Resource usage on idle state. GhostBSD 18.10 consumes only 300 MB of memory on idle state. This is quite impressive comparing to other popular MATE distributions like Ubuntu MATE. Ubuntu MATE 18.10 takes over 800 MB of memory on idle state. But, In GhostBSD CPU usage is almost double of Ubuntu MATE.

The MATE Control Centre

Octopkg is an advanced package manager shipped with GhostBSD

Shotwell Image Manager

That's all for now!!

Usually, I posts a few more screenshots for each distributions. Unfortunately, I could not do that because of 
  1. Inability to create bootable USB drive. I followed the dd instructions provided in project's official website. But, it did n't work. I even tried writing the entire USB drive with zeros.
  2. In VirtualBox, the distribution was hanging while opening resource intensive applications like Firefox, MATE Control Centre & something else, or Octopkg with package updates.
Hopefully, I can address these issues in upcoming GhostBSD release and post a few more screenshots.

Ubuntu MATE 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish screenshots

Ubuntu MATE 18.10, Cosmic Cuttlefish is a stable release of Ubuntu MATE. It brings a more stable MATE Desktop environment along with improved gaming experience & hardware compatibility. These improvements will ported to upcoming Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 release. Let's have a quick walk through Ubuntu MATE Cosmic Cuttlefish screenshots.

Ubuntu MATE 18.10 Plymouth screen

Distribution Name Ubuntu MATE
Version 18.10
Code name Cosmic Cuttlefish
Release Date 19th October 2018
Desktop Environment MATE Desktop

Fedora 29 Workstation screenshots

Fedora 29 is a stable release of independent GNU/Linux distribution supported by Red Hat Inc. This release includes modular repositories across different editions. The modular repository feature help to install multiple versions of same software without downgrading or upgrading the system. Fedora 29 Workstation brings GNOME 3.30 as default desktop environment.

Fedora 29 Workstation - GNOME Desktop - First impression

Distribution Name Fedora
Version 29
Code name NA
Release date 31st October 2018
Base Independent
Desktop Environment GNOME
Home page http://fedoraproject.org/

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish screenshots

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is a stable release world's most popular GNU/Linux distribution. Cosmic Cuttlefish is an aquatic creature known for it's chameleon ability to change colour. By making this name meaningful, Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish brings a fresh look & feel. This change is significant as Ubuntu has not changed its appearance for almost 8 years.

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish - GNOME Desktop - First impression
Distribution Name Ubuntu
Version 18.10
Code name Cosmic Cuttlefish
Release date 20th October 2018
Base Debian
Desktop Environment GNOME
Home page http://www.ubuntu.com