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Tromjaro Thoughts, post install

1: The desktop environment is XFCE, not Gnome. my bad. Would love to see an ISO with a pre-configured Tiling Window manager like i3/Sway, awesome, or Xmonad. I'd quickly make the switch to daily drive one of those, because honestly, I really hate writing config files.

2: The out of the box software is pretty solid, especially the customized firefox and VPN. Definitely appreciate the 2 app stores; TROM's own trade-free web app for their curated list of awesome FOSS, and XFCE's add/remove software app for everything else.

3: The pre-enabled AUR, Chaotic AUR, Flatpak, and other repositories. If you can't find the software you are looking for, trade free or not.... I'm convinced it doesn't exist.

4: This distro is seriously quick and snappy. None of the customization done, lags it down. On average today RAM usage was less than 1 gig (out of 8) and CPU load was less than 10%.

Considering I stick with Debian/ Debian based distros, for stability reasons, I'm pleasantly surprised at the amount of effort put in to TROMjaro.

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in reply to Nail Bender

Actually we will add a tilling layout to our Layout Switcher app. It will not be as good as say the ones that are specifically designed for this, since it will be on top of XFCE, but can be a great option. Especially if you can enable/disable with a click of a button.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I am very happy to read all of that! Tomorrow we should release a new ISO where we will explain some stuff about what we are trying to do with TROMjaro.