In the never ending quest to have the most up to the minute desktop features yet a supxera stable system I am currently using an Arch base ontop of a BTRFS filesystem then utilising contained packages like snaps and flatpaks to get none essential software. Currently favouring flatpaks for desktop stuff.

Flatpak puts executables here:


so add it to your $PATH

Here is how I get my gnome stuff:

  1. Add the flatpak source

    $ sudo flatpak remote-add –from gnome-apps https://sdk.gnome.org/gnome-apps.flatpakrepo

  2. See what available

    $ flatpak remote-ls gnome-apps

  3. Install alittle something

    $ sudo flatpak install gnome-apps org.gnome.Nautilus