These are notes for myself, chronically my learn linux by doing experiences when moving to a Linux Distro, known as Pop OS. So after a bit of research to confirm I could keep using the software I use, I backed up my data and made the switch. The main reasons I choose Pop OS include;
- Pop OS is a flavour of Ubuntu, which I’ve used before.
- It has NVidia graphics card support,
- And why not, really
There were a few changes out of the gate I needed to make to support what I usually use. And most of the list are available on Linux and a simple
sudo apt install ... to get working, but there have been a few exceptions.
- PyCharm for programming and teaching
- Visual Studio Code for the same, but for work.
- Notepad++, because I like it, but it did require WINE
- Blender for 3D Animation, modelling and design
apt install blender
- Ultimaker’s Cura for 3D printing
- via the Pop Store
apt-get install krita
- OBS for screen recording
apt install ffmpeg
apt install obs-studio
- DaVinci resolve for video editing
- Steam, and most of my Steam Library came over 🙂 or at least the important games, well the ones I go back to.
- Via the Pop Store
- Artemis, fun bridge simulator (via WINE)
- Arkenforge, for local virtual tabletop. (also via WINE, but I’m still working out the bugs)
Just in case
- Virtual Box for handling the few windows app that do not run natively on Linux 🙁 Mainly for Affinity Photo, Designer, & Publisher.
apt install virtualbox
- The Affinity was installed on Windows 10 inside Virtual Box
First Steps & Hiccups
The first thing I did was install KDE (a windows like Desktop Environment) and Terminator (an improved terminal)
apt install terminator
apt install kde-standard
My mouse when buggy (well almost unusable), I found the drivers and with a
apt install openrazer-meta the problem was solved.
Most of the software has been very easy to add, but as I found the solutions to the edge cases I’ll update things.