This is a short demo of my Ubuntu 18.04 desktop in action.
This is my desktop: I'm using the regular Ubuntu 18.04 with the standard Gnome Shell desktop environment. I've modified it slightly with some extensions things like weather etc., and I've changed the icons to the "La-Captiaine" icon theme.
This is a professional-grade Linux operating system that is 100% FREE & Open-Source.
The reason I wanted to share this is I often tell friends or co-workers about Linux, and they are misled by the fact that it's free and open-source.
We commonly associate "free" with cheap or low-quality, but in the world of FOSS(Free & Open Source Software) It's free for good reasons, and made with dedication and passion because someone probably needed it for themselves, but because of FOSS we all get the shared benefit.
When I do finally show a friend my laptop running Linux they are usually surprised by the high visual quality, and apparent performance.
I used all proprietary Adobe software & Windows for graphic & web design until 2014 when I switched to Linux & open-source. Now I create music, videos, and graphics content for @DS-Tech Media entirely with Linux & open-source software, occasionally relying on Android.