BackSlash Linux is a Ubuntu-based desktop distribution with a custom shell running on a KDE Plasma desktop. The BackSlash distribution as you will see in the pictures below has a UI inspired by macOS.
Today, the developer behind the project, announced a new operating version. BackSlash Linux Kristoff, according to the developer, comes with new technologies that make the computer more reliable. The new version brings the new redesigned UI with BackSlash Shell v2.0.
Distribution uses the Linux Linux Kernel HWE v4.13 and supports fingerprint unlocking for the first time on Linux. The new Shell brings the Desktop Cube (Meta + Control + left or right arrow) to switch to desktops as well as the Cover Flow task switcher.
BackSlash Linux Kristoff runs with the latest Ubuntu LTS and features professional design, enhancements and many new features.
I ran the operating system from a live USB and was initially excited by its design.
Its UI doesn't really resemble a Linux system, or more specifically Ubuntu. Of course looking a little I remembered everything that made me dislike Canonical distribution. Among the things I didn't like were Google Chrome instead of Firefox, as well as OpenOffice (an application I mentioned by Secnews.gr, developers move LibreOffice) instead of LibreOffice.
On the other hand BackSlash Linux in the Kristoff version is a very remarkable distribution, with impressive UI and Ububtu stability.
As for the stability of Ubuntu, it should not be taken for granted in any fork.
But in BackSlash Linux Kristoff that I recall I ran Live from USB, I did not notice anything paradoxical. Of course I should mention that for a good review that can speak safely about the reliability of a system, the operating system should be installed properly, and worked for at least a week by the reviewer.
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(do not try installing it in VM)