more or less the same as Pinguy OS 14.04 just updated. The two main things you will notice is Docky has been removed also Conky. Docky was removed due to it not fully working with 18.04 and Conky has been removed because I don’t think the system really needs it and it confused new users.
The full version does not come with a Email client but you can install Thunderbird or just use the Gnome Email Notifications (Works once you enter a online account info in Gnome Accounts).
I personal use Wavebox and it can be installed via snap.
sudo snap install wavebox
This release will not have any 32-bit versions. Pinguy OS will run like garbage on systems with a 32-bit CPU. Having a 32-bit only CPU means that it will normally have less than 3GB of RAM. Pinguy OS will run on 2GB of RAM but it won’t run well. 4GB is recommended.
I think most people that run 32-bit are unaware they have a 64-bit CPU. 64-bit has been the norm for over a decade. If you are running a machine with 3GB+ of RAM it has a 64-bit CPU.
If you are running a 32-bit only CPU you will be better off running something like Ubuntu MATE. It will run better than Pinguy OS on low spec systems.
- Tweaked Gnome 3.28.2
- OpenGL version string: 3.1 Mesa 18.1.1
- File Manager: Nemo 3.8.3
- kernel 4.15.0-20
- Downgraded the DRI driver for Xorg to DRI2. This fixes RetroArch.
- Included Winepak’s repo so it will be easy to install Window games.
- Enabled exFAT support.
- Removed Docky and replaced it with Simple Dock & Places Status Indicator.
- Audio levels can go past 100% by default.
- Fixed Shutter but will only works under Xorg.
Some of the default Gnome apps have been replaced with MATE versions. I really did not like the new Gedit so replaced it with Pluma. If you use the Gedit command it will open Pluma. That is so all the guides on the forum and other sites that use Gedit in their guides will work fine.
Fix OverScan on HDMI HDTV (Screen not fitting TV)
This seems to only effect a few older TVs and if you are running the Open-Source graphics driver.
To fix, open ‘Startup Applications’ and there will be a option called ‘FixRes’.
This will fix it after you logout and back in. To edit the options the script is called .ScreenArea and is hidden in your home.
Pinguy OS 18.04 also ships with a new GDM
If your default language is not set to English the text inside the GDM Login buttons will not fit, you have to make changes to /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css