Namib 19.01

Today we are looking at Namib 19.01, which was released in January, but I only noticed it now, bad on me.  It is an Arch-Linux distro, running with Linux Kernel 5 and comes with 6 different desktop environments, Gnome, KDE, Budgie, XFCE, MATE and Cinnamon.

In this video, I look at the Gnome edition and it is simple, clear and light, it uses between 700-1000MB  of Ram when idling and it comes with Gnome 3.32 after running all the updates available.

It is a rolling distro and I noticed something unique,  when I just installed it, it had a classic menu like Zorin OS, but after running all the updates it has a different menu as seen in the menu, I am curious if they moved to this menu now or if they will revert back to the classic menu.  

The welcome app also worked well before the updates and not after it, I think it has to do with the move to Gnome 3.32, but still very impressive.

Overall I like it very much, and it hit home for me, as I am also from Southern Africa and planning to visit Namibia soon for the first time.  Enjoy!

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