Screenshots of GNU/Linux, BSD, and other open source distributions.
  • Peppermint OS 9 screenshots (2018/08/07 19:29)
    Peppermint OS is an Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution with integrated support for cloud based applications. It provides a handful of web applications on default installation, and also facilitate creating custom applications with Ice application launcher. The Peppermint OS 9 is a release based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. In addition to the package updates from parent distribution, it includes serveral usability improvements.

    Distribution Name Peppermint
    Version 9
    Release date 22nd June 2018
    Base Ubuntu
    Desktop Environment LXDE
    Home page http://peppermintos.com/

    Peppermint OS 9 Desktop - First impression. It includes a dark background by default.

    The Whisker Application menu in Peppermint OS. Despite the LXDE base, Peppermint OS is using Xfce4 panels.

    Nemo File Manager (File Manager from Cinnamon ecosystem)

    Terminal Emulator

    GUI based multitasking demonstration

    Alt + Tab window switching

    Peppermint OS 9 uses Mozilla Firefox as default browser. The previous release was shipped with Chromium browser.

    VLC Media Player - The universal media player

    Pixlr is a web based image editing application. It is shipped as a self contained web application in Peppermint OS

    Peppermint OS 9 also ships web based microsoft productivity suite. With this we need to signin with the microsoft account.

    XViewer - A standard image viewer applications shipped with XApplication stack

    Htop illustration the memory usage of Peppermint OS 9 on idle state

    Peppermint Settings Panel is a homemade application to look for all configuration options.

    Peppermint OS 9 is shipped with a set of beautiful wallpapers.

    GNOME Software

    GNOME Software - Detailed description

    Peppermint OS 9 also ships mintinstall. Why there are two package management applications?

    Category View in mintinstall

    Synaptic package manager

    Shutdown confirmation

  • ArchLabs Linux 2018.07 screenshots (2018/07/31 19:55)
    ArchLabs Linux 2018.07 is a stable release of Arch based GNU/Linux distribution featuring OpenBox window manager. The main focus of this release on stability and usability improvements. With multiple changes, it also includes a new default dark theme.
    Distribution Name ArchLabs
    Version 2018.07
    Code name NA
    Release Date 29th July 2018
    Desktop Environment Openbox

    ArchLabs Welcome App provides a handful of options and descriptions to get started with the system

    Application Menu

    Thunar File Manager

    Terminal Emulator

    Firefox Web browser

    mpv - a generic media player

    Audacious music player

    Resource usage monitoring using htop

    Shutting down the system

  • Linux Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon Edition screenshots (2018/07/21 18:32)
    Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon Edition is an official release of popular GNU/Linux distribution. It is based on top of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Long Term Supported) release and features Cinnamon Desktop 3.8. It also features redesigned Mint Software, Redshift snapshot creator, snapshot based update strategy ..etc.

    Let's quickly explore some screenshots in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon Edition.
    Distribution Name Linux Mint
    Version 19
    Code name Tara
    Release Date 29th June 2018
    Desktop Environment Cinnamon Desktop

    Booting into Linux Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon Edition

    Mint Welcome providing quick links to different resources and lists the initial steps to follow after installing the system.

    Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop - First impression

    Traditional looking, full functional application menu in Cinnamon Desktop

    Nemo File Manager

    GNOME Terminal

    A demo of multitasking in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon Edition

    Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

    Xplayer - A media player as part of XApplication stack developed by Linux Mint team.

    Rhythmbox Music Player

    LibreOffice impress

    XViewer - A functional image viewer in Linux Mint 19

    Pix - An alternative image manager in Linux Mint 19

    System Resource Monitor

    Htop shows the system resource usage on idle state

    System Settings


    Software Manager - Home page

    Software Manager (aka Mint Software ) - Detailed description

    Update Manager

    Synaptic package manager

    Shutdown confirmation

  • Linux Lite 4.0 Diamond screenshots (2018/07/19 07:12)
    Linux Lite 4.0 Diamond is a stable release of Linux Lite. It is an Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution featuring well tweaked Xfce Desktop. This release brings an updated system and icon theme. It also ships an updated documentation, timeshift restore utility, Lite sound..etc

    Let's have a quick tour through various screens of Linux Lite 4.0 Diamond.
    Distribution Name Linux Lite
    Version 4.0
    Base Ubuntu
    Desktop Environment Xfce
    Release date 3rd June 2018
    Home page https://www.linuxliteos.com/

    Lite Welcome - An application launched on loading Linux Lite Desktop. It provides quick links to various resources and some initial TODO actions.

    Linux Lite 4.0 Xfce Desktop - First impression

    Whisker Menu - Bigger than any other distribution and well decorated

    Thunar File Manager

    Xfce4 Terminal is tweaked with beautiful look & feel.

    Multitasking Overview in Linux Lite

    Mozilla Firefox Web browser

    VLC Media Player

    Shotwell Image Manager

    LibreOffice Impress

    Gufw file manager

    Linux Lite Terminal

    Synaptic Package Manager

    Linux Lite Updates

    Desktop Icons

    Lite Software - Software manager in Linux Lite

    Lite Tweaks

    Lite Updates Notifier - A tool to configure, who often the updates notification should popup

    System Information

    Timeshift snapshot creator

    Settings Manager

    Background Settings

    Shutdown Confirmation

  • Linux Mint 19 MATE screenshots (2018/07/10 20:28)
    Linux Mint 19 MATE Edition is the latest stable release of Linux Mint project. It the oldest flavor of this project. From the very beginning, Linux Mint MATE Edition ships a well-tweaked desktop environment, that provides a blend of traditional and modern desktop experience. It leverages the productivity.

    Let's have a quick tour through Linux Mint 19 MATE screenshots.

    Distribution Name Linux Mint
    Version 19
    Code name Tara
    Release Date 29th June 2018
    Desktop Environment MATE Desktop

    Linux Mint Welcome App

    The Welcome App lists first steps to follow after installing the OS

    Linux Mint MATE Desktop - First impression

    The Application Menu

    Caja Files

    MATE Terminal

    Multitasking Overview

    Mozilla Firefox web browser

    XPlayer - A classic looking, functional video player

    Rhythmbox Music Player

    LibreOffice Writer

    XViewer - An image viewer shipped with XApplication stack

    The Mint Software Manager

    Software Manager - Details

    MATE Control Center

    Appearance Preferences

    Desktop Settings

    System Monitor

    Synaptic Package Manager

    Update Manager

    Timeshift system restore utility

    Shutdown confirmation

  • Linux Mint 19 Xfce Edition screenshots (2018/07/03 21:28)
    Linux Mint 19 Tarah, is a stable release of popular GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. This release has made a significance improvement in delivering a beginner friendly distribution with traditional desktop concepts. Let's have a quick walk through different screens of Linux Mint 19 Tarah, an official flavor of Linux Mint.
    Distribution Name Linux Mint
    Version 19
    Release date 30th June 2018
    Base Ubuntu
    Desktop Environment Xfce
    Home page https://linuxmint.com/
    Linux Mint 19 Xfce Desktop - First impression

    The Whisker Application Menu in Linux Mint 19 Xfce. It smooth, response and can be launched by hitting the Super Key.

    The Thunar File Manager

    Xfce4 Terminal is a decent terminal emulator and is included by default in Linux Mint Xfce edition

    Multitasking Overview. Linux Mint 19 Xfce edition provides provisions to set windows in each corner by dragging them to the edges.

    Despite being a lightweight distribution, Mozilla Firefox is used as default browser.

    XPlayer, a traditional looking, yet fully functional video player

    Rhythmbox Music Player

    LibreOffice impress

    Alt + Tab window switching

    Xviewer is an image viewer shipped as part of XApplication stack.

    The backup & restore utility

    Timeshift is a tool for creating quick system snapshots and to restore the system into a previous point.

    The Xfce4 Settings Manager

    Desktop Settings

    Xfce Task Manager

    Top utility showing memory usage. On idle state this release takes around 371 MB of memory.

    Update Manager

    Software Manager

    Software Manager - Details page

    Synaptic package manager

    Shutdown confirmation

  • Xubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver screenshots (2018/06/21 20:18)
    Xubuntu 18.04 is a long-term supported release of Xubuntu, an official community flavor of Ubuntu featuring Xfce Desktop. This release replaces some of the GNOME applications with corresponding MATE application to provide more consistency. It also provides better support for HiDPI screens and includes improved Greybird Gtk+ theme.
    Distribution Name Xubuntu
    Version 18.04 LTS
    Code name Bionic Beaver
    Release date 26th April 2018
    Base Ubuntu
    Desktop Environment Xfce
    Home Page http://xubuntu.org/
    Xubuntu 18.04 Xfce Desktop - First impression

    Xubuntu 18.04 is shipped with Xfce Desktop 4.12, latest stable release available now

    Xubuntu uses Whisker Application Menu by default. Whisker is a modern application menu designed for Xfce Desktop

    Thunar File Manager

    Xfce Terminal Emulator

    Demonstration of GUI based multitasking. Open windows includes Firefox, Thunar & Xfce Terminal

    Alt + Tab window switching feature

    Mozilla Firefox web browser

    Parole Media Player

    LibreOffice Writer

    Ristretto Image Viewer

    GNOME Software

    Mousepad Text Editor

    Task Manager

    Top utility illustrating memory usage. On idle state, Xubuntu 18.04 consumes around 376 MB of memory

    Settings Manager

    Background Settings

    Xfce Panel Layout Switcher

    GNOME 2.x layout

    Redmond Layout

    Xfce 4.12 default layout

    Ubuntu Precise Pangolin Layout

    Shutdown Confirmation

  • Devuan 2.0 ASCII Xfce screenshots (2018/06/16 11:44)
    Devuan 2.0 ASCII provides an option to choose from multiple desktop environments while installation. However, the Devuan team recommends using Xfce edition to explore the live system. So, let's a quick tour through Devuan 2.0 ASCII Xfce edition screenshots.
    Devuan 2.0 ASCII login screen

    Devuan 2.0 ASCII Xfce Desktop - First impression
    Traditional application menu in Devuan Xfce Desktop

    Thunar File Manager

    Xfce4 Terminal emulator

    Multitasking Overview

    Mozilla Firefox Web browser

    VLC Media Player

    Quod Libet

    LibreOffice Writer

    GIMP Image Editor

    Task Manager

    Settings Manager

    Appearance Editor

    Background selection

    Synaptic Package Manager

    Shutdown confirmation

  • Kubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver screenshots (2018/06/07 21:56)
    Kubuntu 18.04 LTS is a long-term supported (LTS) release of official Ubuntu community flavor featuring Plasma Desktop. This release ships to responsive Plasma Desktop on top of solid Ubuntu base to provide a reliable desktop experience.

    The main highlights of this release include completely revamped Software Manager - Discover, muon - an alternative package manager and the stunning Plasma Desktop.

    Let's have a quick walk through Kubuntu 18.04 LTS.
    Distribution Name Kubuntu
    Version 18.04
    Code name Bionic Beaver
    Release Date 23rd April 2018
    Desktop Environment Plasma Desktop

    Basic details on Kubuntu powered system. It includes a quick snap of hardware configurations and Software versions
    The Application Menu in Kubuntu 18.04. It is configured to launch with Super Key and is very much responsive.

    Dolphin File Manager

    Konsole Terminal Emulator

    Mozilla Firefox - default web browser in Kubuntu 18.04

    A demonstration of GUI based multitasking. Screenshot includes dolpin, firefox & konsole

    Alt + Tab window switching

    VLC is used as default media player in Kubuntu 18.04

    Kubuntu 18.04 ships complete LibreOffice suite with default installation.

    Gwenview Image Viewer

    Kate is an advanced text editor built with Qt.

    Kubuntu 18.04 includes a redesigned version of Discover - the software manager

    Search results in Discover

    Kubuntu uses Discover as default update manager. Discover lists updates available at the moment

    System Settings is a place to look for all configurations. The latest system settings includes all options on side pane and it also remembers frequently used modules.

    Look & feel module in system settings

    Muon is an alternative package manager built with Qt

    As per KSysGuard, Plasma consumes only 400 MB of memory on idle state.

    While, top utility says, Plasma requires around 450 MB of memory on idle state

    The Calendar Widget in Kubuntu 18.04

    Volume Configuration Widget in Kubuntu 18.04

    Battery & Brightness Widget

    Shutdown options in application menu

    Shutdown confirmations

  • Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Bionic Beaver screenshots (2018/05/14 21:32)
    Ubuntu MATE is one among the most popular and successful official derivatives of Ubuntu. Within a relatively small span, it has acquired a lot of growth both in terms of popularity and financial base. The distribution occupied the space left by the classical Ubuntu releases with GNOME 2.x Desktop.

    Ubuntu MATE 18.04 is a stable release of Ubuntu MATE project. The initial idea of this project was to retain the user experience provided by the earlier Ubuntu releases, however, the Ubuntu MATE 18.04 comes with some significant changes including the Brisk Menu, a modern application menu developed by Solus project in collaboration with Ubuntu MATE.

    Let's have a quick tour through various screens of Ubuntu MATE 18.04.
    Distribution Name Ubuntu MATE
    Version 18.04
    Code name Bionic Beaver
    Release Date 23rd April 2018
    Desktop Environment MATE Desktop

    Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Desktop - MATE welcome greets the user when they login to the system after installation

    MATE Welcome introduces the operating system to end users

    Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Desktop - Initial impression

    About Ubuntu MATE - MATE System Monitor

    For the first time, Ubuntu MATE has shipped the Brisk Menu, a modern application menu developed by Solus in collaboration with Ubuntu MATE. This menu can also be launched by hitting Super Key.

    Caja File Manager

    MATE Terminal

    Multitasking Demonstration

    Mozilla Firefox

    Instead of using XApps developed by Linux Mint project, Ubuntu MATE uses VLC Media Player to provide extended support for various multimedia files

    Rhythmbox steaming a song from online source

    Shotwell Image manager

    LibreOffice Writer

    Software Boutique is a part of MATE welcome and it helps to install various common tools and applciations

    Software Boutique also provides some miscellaneous scripts to fix package management related issues

    MATE Control Center is a central location to look for all configuration options related to MATE Desktop & Ubuntu MATE

    Ubuntu MATE ships a wide range of wallpapers to choose from.

    Ubuntu MATE provides several layouts to choose from. With these predefined layouts, we can customized our system to look like other popular operating system.

    The Contemporary layout

    Cupertino layout

    Mutiny layout

    Netbook layout

    Pantheon layout

    Redmond layout

    Traditional layout

    System Monitor showing resource usage on idle state. It shows that, Ubuntu MATE consumes 930 MB of memory on idle state, which is simply unbelievable

    Top utility shows a more believable result. According to it, Ubuntu MATE takes around 400 MB memory on idle state

    The system menu

    Shutdown confirmation

  • GhostBSD 11.1 MATE Edition screenshots (2018/05/07 21:22)
    GhostBSD 11.1 is a stable release of desktop BSD distribution based on FreeBSD. This release includes MATE and Xfce editions which provides a user friendly experience on desktop systems and laptops. Let's have a quick tour through various screenshots of GhostBSD 11.1 MATE edition.
    Distribution Name GhostBSD
    Version 11.1
    Code name NA
    Release date 16th November 2017
    Base FreeBSD
    Desktop Environment MATE
    Home page http://www.ghostbsd.org

    GhostBSD 11.1 MATE Edition login screen. Needless to say, this is the most beautiful login screen that I remember in open source operating systems.

    GhostBSD 11.1 MATE Desktop - First impression

    GhostBSD 11.1 uses MATE Desktop Environment 1.18.0

    Caja File Manager in GhostBSD

    MATE Terminal emulator. I was not able to install screenfetch package as I does in other distributions, hence a preview of ping.

    Mozilla Firefox is used as default browser in GhostBSD

    A demonstration of GUI based multitasking in GhostBSD

    MPlayer and GNOME MPlayer are default media players shipped in GhostBSD

    Exaile Music Player

    Shotwell Image Viewer

    Eye of MATE - A simple image viewer as part of MATE ecosystem.

    LibreOffice impress
    On idle state, MATE System Monitor shows around 367 MB of memory, which is comparable with memory usage in other MATE distributions.

    top utility showcasing memory usage

    OctoPkg is a package manager shipped in GhostBSD. Unfortunately, I was not able to see or install packages using this application.

    MATE Control Center is a central place to look for all configuration options

    Background selection in GhostBSD

    Station Tweak is a part of MATE Control Center and it helps to easily switch between various desktop layout

    The element layout provided in station tweaks

    The purity layout provide in station tweaks

    System Menu

    Shutdown confirmation

  • KaOS 2018.04 screenshots (2018/05/06 17:55)
    KaOS 2018.04 is a rolling snapshot of independently evolved GNU/Linux distribution that offers a lean Plasma experience. Let's have a quick tour through various screens of KaOS 2018.04.
    Distribution Name KaOS
    Version 2018.04
    Code name NA
    Release date 6th March 2018
    Base Independent
    Desktop Environment Plasma
    Home page https://kaosx.us/

    SSDM Login Manager in KaOS 2018.04

    KaOS welcome app, inspired by welcome app in other desktop environments

    KaOS Desktop - First impression

    About System - KInfoCenter in Plasma Desktop

    Unlike many other desktop environments, panel is located on left panel. There is a compact application menu

    Dolphin File Manager

    Konsole Terminal Emulator
    A demonstration of GUI based multitasking

    Falkon Web browser

    Calligra Words

    Karbon Vector Drawing program

    Elisa Music Player

    SMPlayer is used as default media player. In default installation MPV is also present

    KSysGuard showing memory usage on idle state

    top utility is used to demonstrate the resource usage

    System Settings

    Background selection

    Octopi file manager

    Audio volume control widget

    Shutdown confirmation

  • Fedora 28 Workstation screenshots (2018/05/04 19:07)
    Fedora 28 Workstation is a stable release of popular, independently developed, bleeding edge GNU/Linux distribution. This release brings various improvements to provide a better desktop experience. Some of the highlights of Fedora 28 Workstation includes various kernel level and hardware tuning to provide longer battery backup on laptops, ability to enable proprietary repositories with a single click, GNOME 3.28 ..etc.
    Distribution Name Fedora
    Version 28
    Code name NA
    Release date 1st May 2018
    Base Independent
    Desktop Environment GNOME
    Home page http://fedoraproject.org/

    First impression of Fedora 28 Workstation, the background looks very beautiful and it is of very high quality.

    Fedora 28 Workstation features GNOME 3.28.x as default desktop environment. Well, the 0.28 may be a coincidence.

    Application Overview, default feature of GNOME shell

    Nautilus file manager, icons are a little big but not looking bad in overall

    GNOME Terminal emulator. As usual in distroscreens screenshots, screenfetch utility is used for demo

    Multitasking Overview - Another cool feature of GNOME shell

    A demo of GUI based multitasking. Nautilus, Firefox and GNOME terminal running simultaneously.

    Alt + Tab window switching. Nothing changed here for years.

    For better productivity, firefox is still used as default browser

    GNOME Videos. Additional plugins and codecs are required to play common multimedia files. It is not that easy in a live session. Hence, no screenshot while streaming a video :(
    Rhythmbox Music Player. Nothing changed much since years

    LibreOffice 6.x series is used as productivity suite in Fedora 28 

    The revamped version of GNOME Photos helps us to organize our photos in a better way.

    GNOME Calendar

    GNOME Weather

    GNOME Maps

    GNOME Clocks

    GNOME Software in Fedora 28. Do you see the message on top of the window? Yes. It is asking whether we want to enable proprietary repositories or not. One of the cool highlight in Fedora 28

    Once we enable 3rd party repositories, we can get access to a variety of proprietary packages including Google Chrome

    GNOME Control Center

    There are only two backgrounds available in Fedora 28 Workstation. If we are more interested in backgrounds, we can install package containing community contributed wallpapers

    As per GNOME System Monitor, it takes around 1.1 GiB of memory to run Fedora 28 Workstation without any application open.

    While the top utility says, it takes only 837 MB of memory on idle state.

    Calendar cum Notification widget integrated to GNOME shell. In notification area, it includes an indicator for rhythmbox which is running on background

    The System Menu, a place to access various system related operations like poweroff, logout, settings .e.tc

    On clicking Power Off, Fedora asks whether you want o Power Off or Restart the system.

  • Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver screenshots (2018/05/01 08:19)
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver is the first long term supported release from Ubuntu with GNOME shell as default desktop environment. Instead of providing a vanilla GNOME experience, Ubuntu developers have customized the GNOME shell to retain the desktop experience offered by discontinued unity shell project. In this post, let's take a peek into Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
    Distribution Name Ubuntu
    Version 18.04
    Code name Bionic Beaver
    Release date 24th April 2018
    Base Debian
    Desktop Environment GNOME
    Home page http://www.ubuntu.com

    First impression of Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Desktop. The GNOME shell is customized to retain the look & feel of unity shell.

    Full screen application menu, the default from GNOME shell

    Nautilus file manager. As different from stock nautilus, we can see some shortcuts placed on the left border of nautilus.

    GNOME Terminal

    A demonstration of GUI based multitasking

    Alt + Tab window switching in Ubuntu 18.04

    Multitasking Overview is a default feature from GNOME shell

    Mozilla Firefox web browser
    GNOME Videos (aka totem) showing videos from guardian. We need to install additional plugins and codecs to support common video formats like MP4, MKV, FLV ..etc

    Rhythmbox - Live streaming of internet radio

    Shotwell image viewer

    LibreOffice productivity suite.

    GNOME calendar app

    GNOME Control Center is the central location to look for all configuration options in Ubuntu 18.04

    Background selection

    The dock is customized to show on bottom instead of left side. This can be done using dock configuration options available in control center

    GNOME system monitor is showing resource usage after using the system for a while

    System resource usage just after launching the system.

    Ubuntu Software which is nothing but a renamed version of GNOME Software

    Software Updater

    GNOME Calendar cum notification widget in Ubuntu 18.04

    Global system menu

    Shutdown confirmation

  • Trisquel 8 Flidas Mini Edition screenshots (2018/04/23 21:27)
    In addition to regular Trisquel releases, Trisquel project also provides mini edition with a lightweight desktop environment to use in old and low resource computers. The Trisquel 8 Mini edition features LXDE as default desktop environment.

    Let's have a quick tour through different screens of Trisquel 8.0 Flidas mini edition.
    Distribution Name Trisquel Mini
    Version 8
    Code name Flidas
    Release Date 18th April 2018
    Desktop Environment MATE Desktop

    Trisquel 8.0 Flidas, LXDE Desktop - First impression

    The classic application menu in Trisquel 8 Mini edition

    PCManFM file manager


    Multitasking Overview

    Midori Web browser

    MPlayer enables out of the box media support in Trisquel 8 mini edition

    Abiword - A simple, yet powerful word processing tool
    Leafpad is a simple text editor

    mtPaint is a simple drawing program

    GPicView 0.2.5 is shipped as default image viewer in Trisquel 8.0 mini edition

    A simple application to add/remove applications

    For advanced users Trisquel 8 also includes synaptic package manager

    Customizing look & feel in Trisquel Desktop

    Desktop Preferences

    Resource usage on idle state. As per the output given by top utility, Trisquel takes only 210 MB of memory on idle state.

    Shutdown confirmation.

  • Nitrux 1.0.10 screenshots (2018/04/16 21:04)
    Nitrux 1.0.10 is a stable release of Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution featuring a decently customized Plasma Desktop environment. This release is made on top of Ubuntu 18.04 base and includes various bug fixes and enhancements, especially on Nomad software components like Nomad Software Centre and Nomad Firewall. You can read more about Nitrux in our gallery.

    In this post, let's have a quick tour through Nitrux 1.0.10 screenshots.

    Distribution Name Nitrux
    Version 1.0.10
    Code name NA
    Release date 31st March 2018
    Base Ubuntu
    Desktop Environment KDE Plasma
    Home page http://fedoraproject.org/

    First impression of Nitrux 1.0.10 Plasma Desktop. Unlike traditional Plasma, there is a top panel and a dock on the bottom. 
    The application menu is something similar to what we see in elementary OS. One of the plus point is ability to launch application menu by hitting super key.

    Dolphin File Manager. In Nitrux, applications are configured to show global menu despite size of application.

    Konsole Terminal emulator. The screenfetch utility identify OS as a generic Linux distribution.

    A preview of GUI multitasking on Nitrux OS

    Alt + Tab window switching.

    Chromium is default web browser in Nitrux.

    The VLC media player is shipped with a custom skin to provide a better user experience.

    The Babe Music Player.


    Nomad Software Center. A tool to manage and update applications.
    KDE System Settings

    Nomad Software Updater

    Nomad Firewall

    About the system. KInfo Center

    System Monitor showing resource usage on idle.

    Kwantum theme manager

    Nomad Network configuration widget.

    Audio Control Widget

    Battery & Brightness indicator

    The Calendar Widget

    Shutdown confirmation

  • Fedora 28 Workstation beta screenshots (2018/04/05 21:46)
    Fedora 28 Workstation beta release is major milestone in the development of upcoming Fedora 28 stable release planned for May 2018. In addition to various package updates, this release brings initial support for modular repositories, GNOME 3.28, latest version of LibreOffice ..etc. Le'ts have a quick walk through Fedora 28 Workstation screenshots.
    Distribution Name Fedora
    Version 28
    Code name NA
    Release date 04 April 2018
    Base Independent
    Desktop Environment GNOME
    Home page http://fedoraproject.org/

    First impression Fedora 28 Workstation Desktop. The wallpaper is somewhat boring and it appears like of less quality despite of it's file size and pixel ratio.

    About Fedora 28. The about dialog integrated with GNOME Control Centre. Fedora 28 uses GNOME 3.28 as default desktop environment.

    Fedora brings most of the applications actively developed by GNOME project.

    Nautilus File Manager

    GNOME Terminal showing output of screenfetch command for illustration.

    Multitasking Overview - A feature of GNOME shell

    Alt + Tab window switching in Fedora 28 beta

    GUI based multitasking demonstration.

    With the GNOME short keys, we can easily arrange windows side by side

    Fedora ships most of the applications from GNOME project, except web browser. It uses Firefox as default web browser instead of epiphany provided by GNOME project.

    GNOME Videos aka Totem.

    Rhythmbox Music Player

    GNOME Photos application provides a more elegant way to manager our photos

    Fedora 28 ships LibreOffice in default installation. This is the latest version of productivity suite at the moment.

    As per the statistics shown by gnome-system-monitor, Fedora 28 takes around 1.2 GB of memory on idle state. This is very high and may be due to recently discovered memory leak issue in GNOME Desktop environment.

    At the same time, top command shows a memory usage around 800 MB.

    The GNOME calendar application

    The GNOME clocks application with which we can create clocks showing current time at various parts of world, set alarm, stopwatch and timer.

    GNOME Maps helps us to explore the earth in easy way.

    GNOME Weather app shows real time weather in various parts of world. It has also a beautiful illustration to indicate the weather

    GNOME Control Centre or simply Settings. One of the key highlight of GNOME control centre 3.28 is ability to remember previously opened tab.

    Comparing to previous releases, background selection is very poor in Fedora 28 beta. There are only two wallpaper images shipped in Fedora ISO.

    GNOME Software helps to easily install, remove and update application. When we launches this for the first time, it asks whether we want to enable 3rd party repos which will give access to a wide range of proprietary applications.

    With GNOME Software all of the installed applications can be removed or updated.

    In GNOME Software, applications has been classified to different categories.

    GNOME Calendar cum notification widget shows a small calendar with weather details and world clock times. It also includes various notifications generated by the system.

    GNOME System Menu helps to configure brightness and volume and to manager network connection. It also includes shortcuts for settings, rotate screen, lock screen and poweroff.

    Poweroff confirmation.


    Usually, we don't write conclusion in DistroScreens. But, for Fedora 28 I want to write it as it is doing better than it's ancestors. Recent releases of Fedora used to crash occasionally after connecting with the network and I had a gut feeling like Fedora releases are coming without any proper QA.

    When it comes to Fedora 28, it is pretty solid and working smoothly. I have n't experienced any unexpected behavior while exploring Fedora 28 Workstation beta. Let's hope the final release of Fedora 28 will also carry this much quality and regain it's reputation as a reliable operating system.
  • Trisquel 8 Flidas screenshots (2018/03/28 21:46)
    Trisquel is a Libre GNU/Linux distribution that completely adheres to the Free Software Foundation guide lines. Trisquel 8 Flidas is an upcoming stable release of Trisquel, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS branch. This is going to be the first release of the project featuring MATE Desktop instead of discontinued GNOME 2.x. Let's have a quick walk through various screens of Trisquel 8.

    Disclaimer : The screenshots shared in this blog are captured from a daily image of Trisquel 8. There may be slight variations in the final release.
    Distribution Name Trisquel
    Version 8 (daily build 20th March 2018)
    Code name Flidas
    Release Date 20th March 2018
    Desktop Environment MATE Desktop

    Trisquel 8, just like it's parent, makes use of LightDM Display Manager. The visible differences with Ubuntu includes background change and the trisquel logo.

    Trisquel 8 is the first release of Trisquel that uses MATE as default desktop environment. It is customised to look like the GNOME 2.x desktop used in previous releases.  
    Despite having several application menus for mate desktop, Trisquel uses the default Main Menu. it is exactly similar to the one included in previous release. In user experience point of view, the developers could have replaced this with a more modern menu like Brisk Menu developed by Solus project. hmm.... Wait a minute.. There may be some policy issues for including Brisk Menu.

    Caja File Manager. There is a decent in Gtk theme and icon theme included in Trisquel. It looks almost like in previous releases. But we can't forget the effort taken to migrate that user experience from discontinued GNOME 2.x project to MATE Desktop.

    MATE Terminal is default terminal emulator in Trisquel 8. The screenfetch command is used for illustration purpose. Screenfetch correctly identifies the distributions and draws an ugly logo in terminal window.

    GUI multitasking Overview in Trisquel 8.

    Abrowser is used as default web browser in Trisquel 8. On the first launch, it asks user to configure their privacy settings. In this page, we can configure the system to match with our privacy and feature requirements.

    Abrowser web browser in action.

    VLC is used as default media player in Trisquel. Previous releases of Trisquel used to ship totem as default media player. In this release VLC 2.2.2 is included, which quite outdated. But that is what we can expect from a system based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

    LibreOffice productivity suite is available in default installation of Trisquel 8.

    The GNU Image Manipulation Program.

    Eye of MATE Image Viewer

    Trisquel 8 uses a standard application manager for adding/removing applications.

    For advanced users, Trisquel 8 includes synaptic package manager.

    The MATE Control Centre - A central hub to look for all configuration options.

    On idle state, Trisquel 8 consumes around 540 MB of memory, which is expected from a distribution featuring MATE Desktop.

    When we look for idle state memory consumption on command line, it is very less. It shows  around 293 MB memory.

    The MATE Tweak tool contains option to switch between various panel layouts. I think, Trisquel team is quite ready with this configuration. Because, they don't have any name for their default configuration.

    The GNOME 2.x layout takes use to the old GNOME world with panels on top and bottom.

    The openSUSE layout is with a bottom panel. Alternatively, we can choose the Redmond layout. It is like open suse layout, but includes a modern menu with search options.

    Shutdown confirmation.

  • Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic Beaver screenshots (2018/03/18 09:07)
    Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic Beaver is the first long term supported release of Ubuntu Budgie, an official community flavor of Ubuntu featuring Budgie Desktop developed and maintained by Solus project. The Ubuntu Budgie team is putting a lot of effort into making their first most LTS release. It is not just shipping a preinstalled budgie desktop on Ubuntu base. Instead, it is a continuous effort to provide an elegant, user-friendly experience with a custom-made Gtk+ and Icon themes.

    Let's have a quick walk through various screens of Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic Beaver.

    Disclaimer: These screenshots are captured from the daily build of Ubuntu Budgie 18.04. The look and feel in the final release may vary slightly.
    Distribution Name Ubuntu Budgie
    Version 18.04 LTS (daily build - 14th March 2018)
    Code name Bionic Beaver
    Release Date 14th March 2018
    Desktop Environment Budgie Desktop

    First impression of Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS Desktop. There is no much difference comparing to the previous release, except the transparent panel on top, Date & Time Conky on Desktop and additional applet icons on the panel.

    The Budgie Welcome App - An app developed by Ubuntu Budgie team that introduces the operating system to the users and help them to perform various customizations like layout change, theme change, applet installation ..etc. This app is expected to launch in the first run of the operating system. Unfortunately, I could n't find it on live image and had to install it explicitly from repositories. 

    System configuration details are shown in Budgie Welcome

    Budgie Applet installation using Budgie Welcome App

    Look & feel change in Budgie Welcome

    About Ubuntu Budgie. What? It is saying Ubuntu 18.04 instead of Ubuntu Budgie. Well, it is a known issue and it exists in different areas.

    Budgie Application Menu

    Nautilus file manager

    Tilix Terminal Emulator. The screenfetch utility is used for the illustration purpose. Again, if you observe, you can see there is a glitch same as system details.

    Multitasking Overview in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04

    The Chromium web browser


    Rhythmbox Music Player

    LibreOffice 6.0.x is included on Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS. There is a discussion going on inclusion on LibreOffice, whether include it as snap or as .deb. It is included as snap, users can enjoy updates from the LibreOffice project. If it is Debian, it will be always restricted by update policy of Ubuntu.

    GNOME Weather App

    GNOME Calendar App

    GNOME Photos

    gedit text editor

    GNOME Software

    The GNOME Control Center. Now, it comes with sidebar layout and ability to remember previously launched configuration tab.

    Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 comes with a plenty of beautiful wallpapers. The wallpapers included in the final release may vary slightly.

    Raven - Applet cum Notification widget in Budgie Desktop. Earlier, all the desktop related configurations were placed in this widget. Later, it was migrated to a standalone configuration app.

    Budgie Desktop App - A place to configure all budgie desktop related settings.

    Budgie Panel settings.

    System resource usage monitor

    Places applet

    User indicator menu showing different options to shutdown the system.

    Shutdown confirmation.

  • Fedora 27 LXQt spin screenshots (2018/02/18 10:01)
    I was always curious to explore LXQt desktop since the moment I heard about it for the first time. I have tried installing LXQt desktop in Fedora & Ubuntu releases by configuring third-party repositories. But my experience was always incomplete. Every time, there was something missing. Like entries in the application menu, desktop background ..etc. The Manjaro LXQt Edition, on the other hand, was over customized with a lot of colors and effects. I did n't want to use such a system in my daily life.

    Recently, I saw someone shared a screenshot of Fedora 27 LXQt spin on facebook. I was quite desperate with my experience with recent Fedora Workstation releases because of it's poor quality and lack of stability. Still, I decided to give a try for the LXQt spin. To my surprise, the experience was quite impressing. Let's have a walk through various screens of Fedora 27 LXQt spin.
    Distribution Name Fedora
    Version 27
    Code name NA
    Release date 14th November 2017
    Base Independent
    Desktop Environment LXQt
    Home page http://fedoraproject.org/

    The login screen in Fedora 27 LXQt spin.

    LXQt Desktop in Fedora 27 spin. The desktop is completely empty by default. In live session, we can see the installer link here.

    About LXQt Desktop. Fedora 27 LXQt spin is shipped with LXQt 0.11.x. The latest LXQt release at the moment is 0.12.x

    The LXQt application menu. It is simple, compact & traditional

    Despite of simplicity, LXQt application menu provides a search functionality with which we can search for applications. Though, there is one issue/unexpected thing here. The search entry persists even after closing the menu. Which is somewhat not convenient.

    PCManFM file manager. The LXDE file manager ported to Qt.

    QTerminal - A simple, multi platform supported terminal application.

    Another mode of QTerminal. Terminal can be launcher as a dropdown application.

    GUI based multitasking demonstration on LXQt Desktop.

    The QupZilla browser. This browser is lightweight & disables advertisements by default.

    The Dragon Video Player

    Yarock Music Player

    Featherpad - A Qt based simple text editor.

    LXImage Viewer


    System resource usage on idle state. It takes only 237 MB to run Fedora 27 LXQt spin. While it takes almost 1 GB to run Fedora 27 workstation.

    The LXQt Configuration Center

    Appearance Settings

    LXQt Appearance Configuration

    Power Management Settings

    Battery Info

    Leave the sessions options in application menu

    Shutdown confirmation
  • Linux Lite 3.8 Final screenshots (2018/02/04 15:04)
    Linux Lite 3.8 is the final stable release in Linux Lite 3.x series. It brings various package updates from base distribution and other improvements on Lite Applications. Let's have a quick walk through various screens of Linux Lite 3.8.

    Linux Lite 3.8 Final - Boot splash screen

    Distribution Name Linux Lite
    Version 3.8
    Base Ubuntu
    Desktop Environment Xfce
    Release date 1st February 2018
    Home page https://www.linuxliteos.com/

    LightDM Login screen

    Lite Welcome App - A welcome app which gives quick links to various tweaks, documentations & forums.

    Linux Lite 3.8 Xfce Desktop - Final impression.

    About the system - System Information

    Whisker Application Menu

    Thunar File Manager

    The Xfce4 Terminal. Oh, ho, we have something wrong here. The screenfetch utility identifies OS as Ubuntu. This is different from what I have experienced while exploring some other less popular distributions. In those distributions, screenfetch used to identify OS as a generic Linux distribution. 

    Demonstrating GUI based multitasking.
    Mozilla Firefox Web browser

    The VLC Media Player

    GIMP Image Editor

    LibreOffice Writer

    Lite Software - A simple application for installing/uninstalling various free & proprietary packages.

    Lite Tweaks

    Ristretto Image Viewer

    Leafpad Text Editor

    Resource usage on idle state

    Synaptic package manager

    System resource monitor Conky

    Settings Manager - An integrated configuration center inherited from Xfce4.

    Background Selection

    System Report generated by report generator tool

    Shutdown confirmation.
  • ArchMerge 6.3.1 Xfce screenshots (2018/01/23 21:23)
    ArchMerge is an Arch based GNU/Linux distribution that offers a smooth learning curve. It provides a 4 phase learning path to improve Linux Skills. There are multiple flavors of ArchMerge. The Xfce flavor is meant for absolute beginners. Let's have a quick walk through various screens of ArchMerge 6.3.1 Xfce edition.

    Distribution Name ArchMerge
    Version 6.3.1
    Code name NA
    Base Arch
    Desktop Environment Xfce
    Release date 1st January 2018

    The ArchMerge 6.3.1 Xfce Desktop. First impression. It is looking dark with some modern wallpaper. A dock is present on left side of the desktop which contains a bunch of shortcuts to various applications.

    ArchMerge makes use of Xfce 4.12 Desktop from Arch repositories. ArchMerge does not reinvent anything, instead it makes use of existing stuffs from Arch repositories. Probably you may have noticed change in wallpaper. Yes. ArchMerge periodically change wallpapers unless we stop it explicitly.

    The Whisker Application menu is a component in recent Xfce4 featured distributions. Unfortunately, in ArchMerge, Whisker Menu is not configured to popup with Super key which is a desired feature.

    Thunar file manager

    The Termite Terminal emulator.

    Cool Retro Term - Old fashioned terminal emulator

    Finally, the default Xfce4 Terminal emulator.

    Chromium is default web browser in ArchMerge

    Vivaldi Web Browser


    VLC Media Player

    Lollypop Music Player

    InkSpace Vector Editor

    Ristretto Image Viwer

    DarkTable - Image & Camera manager

    GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

    Geany - A simple & lightweight IDE

    Sublime 3 Development Edition

    Atom Code Editor

    Background Selection

    LibreOffice productivity suite

    Conky Manager

    GUI Multitasking Demo

    Alt + Tab switching

    Task Manager

    Resource usage on idle state

    Pamac a front end of libpam

    GNOME Software

    Shutdown Confirmation

  • SolydXK 201801 Xfce screenshot tour (2018/01/21 08:40)
    SolydXK 201801 is an updated installation image of SolydXK. In addition to various updates from base distribution, it includes latest Linux Kernal which includes the fix for Meltdown vulnerability, brands new SolydXK settings manager ..etc. Let's have a quick walk through various screens of SolydXK 201801 Xfce flavor.

    Distribution Name SolydXK
    Version 201801
    Code name NA
    Base Debian
    Desktop Environment Xfce
    Release date 16th January 2018

    SolydXK 201801 Xfce Desktop. On first impression, it looks exactly like Plasma Desktop. The bottom panel is made transparent and is themed like Plasma.
    Similar to recent Xfce flavors, SolydXK 201801 also features Xfce 4.12, the +latest available release of Xfce Desktop Environment.

    The Whisker Application Menu is also themed well. Unlike many other Xfce flavor, application menu is not looking that odd comparing to it's surrounding. However, a bit transparency will make it better. Best point is application menu is configured to launch with the Super key, which is a much expected feature in modern operating systems.

    The Thunar File Manager

    Xfce4 Terminal Emulator. The screenfetch utility is used for illustration purpose. I was expecting this utility to identify SolydXK as Debian. But it identifies SolydXK as unknow distribution, which is not that bad.

    GUI multitasking demonstration in SolydXK.

    Alt + Tab window switching feature.

    Firefox is used as default web browser in SolydXK. It is better than shipping some other less functional browsers for the sake of lightweightness.

    VLC Media Player

    LibreOffice Writer.

    The Xfce4 Task Manager lists RAM & Memory usage of varoius applications. Though it does n't show accumulate memory usage.

    The top utility shows resource usage at idle state. SolydXK consumes around 580 MB of memory on rest. Which is not bad enough comparing to the user experience provided.

    Mousepad is a simple, yet effective text editor.

    Packages isthe pacakge manager used in SolydXK. I'm not familiar with GUI tool. It is looking similar to Yumex. The package manager used to come as front end of YUM.

    XFCE4 Settings Manager

    Appearance Settings.

    Background selection. Usually, most of the distributions ship a plenty of beautiful wallpaper. But, SolydXK does not provide any such wallpaper. It includes only some branded wallpapers.

    SolydXK System Settings.

    Virus Scanner. A simple tool to check for vulnerabilities in system.

    Sticky notes application.

    Logout options

  • Uruk 2.0 Xfce Edition screenshots (2018/01/03 20:45)
    With the release of version 2.0, Uruk team has decided to expand the diversity of Uruk GNU/Linux by providing an additional desktop environment. Toward this goal, the project has released in Uruk 2.0 Xfce edition after the successful release of default MATE edition.

    Uruk Welcome App - This is the first application shown when Uruk is loaded after installation. This provides links to various tools within the operating system and external links to various resources.

    Distribution Name Uruk
    Version 2.0 Xfce Edition
    Code name lugalbanda
    Base Trisquel/Ubuntu
    Desktop Environment Xfce
    Release date 26th December 2017

    First impression of Uruk 2.0 Xfce Desktop. Similar to the MATE edition, there is one dock located at the bottom of the screen and panel on top of the screen.

    Uruk 2.0 Xfce edition makes use of Whisker application menu to access applications easily. Unfortunately, this application menu is not bound to the Super key as we expect from modern operating systems.

    Thunar file manager.

    Xfce4 Terminal Emulator

    GUI based multitasking demonstration.

    A browser is default web browser used in Uruk. It is a modified version of Firefox to be 100% compliant with free software guide lines.

    VLC Media Player

    Rhythmbox Music Player

    GIMP Image Editor

    LibreOffice Impress

    Ristretto Image Viewer


    Xfce4 Task Manager

    top command showing resource usage measuremenets

    Htop, an advanced version of top is also included in Uruk

    Uruk Control Center replaces default settings manager provided by Xfce Desktop

    Desktop Settings showing various backgrounds available

    Uruk Cleaner

    Synaptic Package Manager

    Uruk Software Center

    User Context menu showing variuos methods to leave current session.

    Shutdown confirmation dialog

  • Slax 9.3.0 screenshots (2017/12/26 18:08)
    Slax is a small sized, live GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian. It provides an intuitive user experience with well configured Fluxbox desktop environment. It includes all essential applications like file manager, terminal emulator, web browser ..etc required to operate a desktop computer. Let's have a quick walk through various screens of Slax 9.3.0 release.

    The preboot screen in Slax 9.3.0. During this screen, we can either continue with normal boot or press Esc for alternate boot options

    Distribution Name Slax
    Version 9.3.0
    Codename NA
    Base Debian
    Desktop Environment Fluxbox
    Release date 26th December 2017

    Initial impression of Slax 9.3.0 desktop environment. The desktop gives a very pleasent experience with nice background and transparent panel.

    Application Menu. Unlike many other lightweight distributions, Slax provides a full screen application menu. Where we can either choose an available applicaiton on run corresponding command. The default application set includes chromium, leafpad text editor, PCManFM file manager, calculator, terminal emulator and network manager.

    Chromium web browser included in Slax by default.

    PCManFM file manager

    Xterm terminal emulator

    A demonstration of GUI multitasking capability. Showing multiple application simultaneously.

    Leaftpad- A simple GTK+ based, text editor.

    Qualculate - A calculator application based on Qt

    Top command shows resource usage. It is a surprise to see that, Slax is able to provide an intituite, responsive and smooth desktop experience with just 113 MB of memory.

    Network manager helps to connect with various modes of network.

    Shutdown confirmation

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