Peux OS | A Beautiful GNOME Desktop

Peux OS is a new distribution based on Arch Linux. I recently took a look at their flagship version featuring the XFCE desktop which you can click here to learn more about. I was very impressed with my run through of their XFCE desktop that I wanted to check out the other versions available. At the time of writing they currently have 2 other desktop versions which are LXQt and GNOME. I decided to take their GNOME desktop for a spin.

Peux OS uses BTRFS as its default file system and its default shell language is FISH. Peux OS includes Timeshift out of the box and is set up to automatically take snapshots before every upgrade. It uses Calamares for the installation and lets you choose which office applications to install before you boot off disk. It was installed on my machine in under 10 minutes. Much like their XFCE version they have customised the look and feel of the desktop on GNOME and have done a brilliant job. The out of the box look and feel is beautiful down to the themes, icons and extensions used. My only slight complaint is the default font.

You’ll find it comes installed with a generous amount of applications out of the box to get you up and running. Some of these applications are:

  • Firefox
  • Tor Browser
  • Elisa
  • Variety 
  • Timeshift

It also includes software to allow you to run applications in a sandboxed jail. Installing new packages is a breeze with the Pamac-Manager which has AUR, Flatpak and Snap support built in.

All in all I’m very impressed with both versions of Peux OS I’ve checked out so far. All that is left for me to try is their LXQt version. If their LXQt version is anything like their XFCE and GNOME desktops are like then I’m excited to check it out. If you would like to try Peux OS for yourself click here.

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