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 Which is all a bit of shame, as I was having such a good time with Manjaro (an Arch-based distro) that I was contemplating writing an article about how to install it and configure it as a desktop for the general user. If I could put my finger on what I installed, tweaked or otherwise contributed to the breakage, I wouldn'​t mind so much: blame me, not the distro, basically. But as I can't think of any likely suspects, I shall think rather the less of the distro instead! Which is all a bit of shame, as I was having such a good time with Manjaro (an Arch-based distro) that I was contemplating writing an article about how to install it and configure it as a desktop for the general user. If I could put my finger on what I installed, tweaked or otherwise contributed to the breakage, I wouldn'​t mind so much: blame me, not the distro, basically. But as I can't think of any likely suspects, I shall think rather the less of the distro instead!
  
-On a spare laptop, I therefore installed Ubuntu 18.10 with it's Gnome desktop. It's new, it's reportedly sexy and Gnome is allegedly getting pretty good these days as a Desktop Environment (DE). But it was horrible. Really, really horrible! I had it installed for three hours before deciding that it was irritating me to the point of irrationality! ​+On a spare laptop, I therefore installed Ubuntu 18.10 with it's Gnome desktop ​(instead of the monstrosity that was Unity!). It's new, it's reportedly sexy and Gnome is allegedly getting pretty good these days as a Desktop Environment (DE). But it was horrible. Really, really horrible! I had it installed for three hours before deciding that it was irritating me to the point of irrationality! ​
  
 So I had another go and installed Ubuntu Mate 18.10. It's still Ubuntu, but with a default Mate DE, which is sort-of like the old Gnome 2 desktop (or can be made to look like it with a bit of tweaking). It felt sane, it behaved predictably,​ all my essential software was readily available and I decided to take the plunge and re-install my main Desktop PC with it.  So I had another go and installed Ubuntu Mate 18.10. It's still Ubuntu, but with a default Mate DE, which is sort-of like the old Gnome 2 desktop (or can be made to look like it with a bit of tweaking). It felt sane, it behaved predictably,​ all my essential software was readily available and I decided to take the plunge and re-install my main Desktop PC with it. 
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