I actually think it would be better for OP to give Manjaro KDE a try, installing gufw is easy as opening the store, writing gufw in the search box, hitting the install button and entering your admin password

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Well, I have successfully located the package manager in Lubuntu finally. The problem is once I install something I am getting no shortcuts to the program I install. Therefore, no way to get to it. Unless I run a command from terminal telling it to open sesame hahaha
 

geminis3

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Well, I have successfully located the package manager in Lubuntu finally. The problem is once I install something I am getting no shortcuts to the program I install. Therefore, no way to get to it. Unless I run a command from terminal telling it to open sesame hahaha
Linux is not designed to have desktop shortucts, instead you access your apps from the start menu nor pinning them to your task bar
 
Linux is not designed to have desktop shortucts, instead you access your apps from the start menu nor pinning them to your task bar
Thats what I mean it wasn't giving me a shortcut after installing. It also wasn't giving me an icon on the desktop. So I had no way of launching the program. However, I did manage to figure it out. I uninstalled it rebooted. Then, reinstalled it again through Muon. Then, restarted one last time. When to start>search typed in gufw and boom! Out she came lol
 

sepik

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As a "distrohopper" i've tested recently some KDE Plasma distros(KDE Neon, KaOS, Manjaro KDE, Fedora KDE Spin, Debian KDE Flavor, Netrunner).

KDE Neon is the clear winner here in terms of performance and resource usage. Works really fast even on my oldie but goldie dual core laptop.

Kind regards,
-sepik
 

shmu26

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Well, I have successfully located the package manager in Lubuntu finally. The problem is once I install something I am getting no shortcuts to the program I install. Therefore, no way to get to it. Unless I run a command from terminal telling it to open sesame hahaha
Some Linux desktops let you pin icons to them. Some, only after you enable the feature. Lubuntu? This is how:
 
Some Linux desktops let you pin icons to them. Some, only after you enable the feature. Lubuntu? This is how:
Cool thanks I was trying to figure that one out. Even on Windows I hate going through the start menu to programs. I always have them pinned to the desktop.

I just want to say thanks again fellas. I appreciate all the time spent answering all my questions. You guys really helped me a lot. I'm having a lot of fun with this. I have barely slept the last couple of days hahaha. Then, here it is again almost 3:30am and I am still up plucking away, reading, and trying things. I still need to work on memorizing some of the terminal commands and stuff like that but as far as everything else I'm rockin and rolling. I got a bunch of my favorite software installed. I install Wine and PlayOnLinux. Gonna try to get some old Windows games I used to play installed since this laptop is too slow for a lot of stuff.

Last night I went downstairs and dug out some parts from my desktop that died due to bent motherboard pins. I found a guy through fb marketplace that was selling a Intel 1155 motherboard. So I jumped on it and went and picked it up. Got the motherboard off of his for 75$. Its ASUS Sabertooth z77 motherboard to go with my i7-3770k. I had a ASRock z77 Extreme 6 I was using. Thats the board that died on me. I got everything cleaned up slapped it all together and put Linux Mint Cinnamon on it. I have to say Linux Mint is the $h^t. I really like it a lot. I'm still leaving Lubuntu on my lappy though until I can get as much as I can memorized and get more comfortable using it. I'm going to be using this setup as my Linux gaming rig for now.

Today I also put in an order for some new PC parts. I'm going to be building a new desktop PC solely for gaming. I will retire the other two for general tasks and learning. I ordered a AMD Ryzen 3 3300x CPU, MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard, and 16gb or DDR4. I already have a nice case for it and the rest f the hardware laying around to finish it when I'm done. I got a Switch 810 case, Swiftech watercooling loop, an SSD for the OS, a 7200RPM spinner for games and programs, 2 AMD HD7970 video cards, and a Corsair AX850 platinum rated PSU. I can't believe how many motherboards and CPU's that were sold out due to this whole coronavirus crap. I must of went to 20 different places looking for CPU's and found one site I never heard of that had one. I decided to check there for the motherboard. It was out of stock but I ordered one as they are getting them on the 22nd. I hate playing the waiting game lol. Well, I'm off to get some sleep. Thanks again fellas.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj23J7AzrrqAhXLmXIEHTr2B2gQFjACegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FASUS-SABERTOOTH-Z77-Intel-Motherboard%2Fdp%2FB007RIFKUS&usg=AOvVaw0CVIYoIZAa6_e16Q39M82b
 
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