Ultramarine Linux: Fedora with some useful tweaks
Ultramarine Linux is a new Fedora-based distro with four different ‘flavors’ which gives a simplified but powerful experience.
It includes NVIDIA drivers and extra software repositories, like “RPM Fusion”.
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Go to the Download page and select one of the four “flavors”, each one with a different desktop environment: “Flagship Edition” (Budgie Desktop), “GNOME”, “Pantheon” (based on Elementary OS desktop) and “Cutefish”. Install the ISO file on a USB and boot from it.
Installation process is similar to Fedora/CentOS/RHEL. It’s easy and relatively fast. After the installation, you need to manually reboot your computer using the taskbar icon.
I tested the “Flagship Edition” with the Budgie desktop. It has a traditional layout with a taskbar and a “Start” button (similar to Windows logo). There is a widget menu in which you can view a calendar, change audio volume and quick access to settings, lock and logout menus and your notifications.
Ultramarine has a Software Center and you can install packages from several repositories and Flatpak. It’s based on Fedora 36, with the 5.17.7 kernel (at the time of this writing).
Pre-installed apps include LibreOffice, Firefox and some GNOME apps, like Files, Cheese (webcam) and Photos.
If you have any suggestion, feel free to contact me via social media or email.