A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose microcomputer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use. Personal computers are intended to be operated directly by an end user, rather than by a computer expert or technician. Unlike large, costly minicomputers and mainframes, time-sharing by many people at the same time is not used with personal computers. Primarily in the late 1970s and 1980s, the term home computer was also used.
Chromebooks’ Chrome OS doesn’t have annoying “Authenticate” popups, my Computers wid Win11 Pro don’t have annoying “Authenticate” popups, and my Android phone doesn’t have annoying “Authenticate” popups. All more secure than the Linux Open-Source operating system/s.
Ubuntu Cinnamon 23.04 “Lunar Lobster”
Just a quick review of my Ubuntu Cinnamon 23.04 “Lunar Lobster” tests yesterday.
Installer worked perfect – quick ‘n easy to use. “Updates and other software”:
Apparently the selection of “third-party software” included installing my Nvidia GPU’s driver:
Nvidia driver version 525.105.17 – not the newest, but plenty good for ‘Desktop Duty‘ on my home computers.
Post installation was constantly interrupted wid those annoying “Authenticate” popups, which ruined the experience for me.
Up until a few years ago, Ubuntu & Puppy Linux were my two favorite Linux OSes, but then I started noticing how my workflow was being slowed down by those annoying “Authenticate” popups — especially when compared to some other Linux OSes I was testing ‘n experimenting wid at that time, on my old Linux Newbie – Since 1996 blog. I had ‘Tinkered‘ wid Linux for a long time, but got serious wid it from 2019 until now.
Not allowing the option for a Root User is a common issue wid most Linux Distros – it’s as if the Developers want to make an OS for ‘normal people‘, but they are stuck in some archaic Enterprise mindset:
My favorites Linux OSes are listed Here. Puppy Linux has never asked me for a password in over 15 years — it doesn’t even know what an annoying “Authenticate” popup is. Porteus Linux gives me the choice of being the Root User or the standard ‘Password Dependent‘ user. Fedora Linux Cinnamon SPIN doesn’t force me to even create a standard ‘Password Dependent‘ user.
I am sure that the new Ubuntu Cinnamon 23.04 Flavor is a wonderful Enterprise OS, but it is just not a ‘Desktop Duty‘ OS that is suited for ‘normal people‘, IMHO.
Desktop software refers to applications installed on a personal computer—your browser, your Office suite, photo editors, and computer games are all desktop software. Enterprise software refers to applications that address the needs of multiple, simultaneous users in an organization or work group. Most companies run various forms of enterprise software programs to keep track of their inventory, record sales, manage payments to suppliers, cut employee paychecks, and handle other functions.