re: Can I go with Pop OS rather than ubuntu? VIEW POST


Yes, you can definitely go with Pop!_OS as it is an Ubuntu-based distribution. This means that it uses the same structure and packaging (and even desktop environment) as Ubuntu and should feel very familiar. System76 (the company behind Pop!_OS) has also added some really cool functionality like built-in tiling, better hardware support, unique theming, and a host of their own tools.

You will be able to follow along with any guides that reference Ubuntu because Pop!_OS uses the same structure and repositories as Ubuntu.

I used Ubuntu for nearly 10 years until 2018. When they moved to GNOME, I couldn't get comfortable with the desktop environment, so I explored lots of other distributions. With the massive performance improvements to GNOME over the past two years, I'm back to using the desktop environment. However, I do use Pop!_OS on both System76 machines and other OEM machines and it really is a great distribution that gives you everything that comes with Ubuntu along with some nice extras provided by System76.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions!

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