This just seems a rather odd request/suggestion, IMO. Vivaldi is ok as a browser, but i don't need it extensible to also control my washing machine & toaster, et al [Vivaldi does Skynet]. As for our desktops, we already have such wondrous choices.
In that os, you could add side web panel where you could keep applications
In all the mainline DE's i've used, sans-GNOME, it is trivial to create additional panels, &/or docks, for holding standard & custom app launchers.
As i posted elsewhere yesterday, i've just returned to my Arch Plasma boot after a pleasant three-week holiday in my Sparky [Debian Testing] Cinnamon boot. This arrangement is working out just great for me.
Having parallel Nix boots each setup fully to support my desired daily doings, nimbly facilitates me taking these occasional holidays without missing a beat, whilst also allowing me to keep my hand in with alternative distros & DEs.
Furthermore, when systemic papercuts occasionally occur due to some improperly baked core package/s updates, i then have a viable choice -- i can elect to do battle with the errant problems, or i can temporarily boot to my other system & wait out the arrival of the inevitable improved later package versions. Whilst i frequently, mostly, do the former, there are times when it's not worth it & taking the holiday is better.
Arch's Plasma is now at v5.21.5, & is mostly great for me, whereas on my Tower the big jump from 5.19 to 5.20 unfortunately gave me measures of papercut unhappiness along with the contentment of improvements. Some of those "bummers" persisted with early 5.21.x [with some new ones added as a "bonus"], but this latest dot-update made more recuperative strides. Having the option to fully-productively go hang out in Sparky for periods during that phase, has been very nice.
Much like a pre-ZA holiday in the real world however, whilst holidays can be great, there's really no place quite like home [clicks heels of ruby-red shoes...].
@npro said in Mint | sudo dpkg --configure -a:
@Zalex108 Ha, Garuda. That started as a Manjaro fork then switched its... "engine" to Arch but kept the MJ settings, kernel tools etc and added some things on top. Very slick looking but more of the strong "subjective" side, at least those dark-blue-purple themed KDE flavours and some underlying tech, like btrfs. Regarding Arch, you sure you go that route? You have to customize and set up everything! But if you are interested in learning from the ground up, there's nothing like their wiki.
Now I understand some readed comments regarding engines.
Garuda requirements would be too much here on an i5 2Gen and 6Gb DDR3, but will see.
Still pending to test live since run from Ram is too much.
With good documentation, should be easy.
I even don't know too much about Linux in general, but to know how different it is.
There's no hurry. 😄
Saw the Install guide, the wiki not yet. 📑
Thanks so much for all of your great comments, I'm thinking I really need to do some more research before I do anything else. A long time ago I tried fooling with virtual machines, at the time I found doing useful.
@2635599 FYI, I "am" in my right mind. After all you did state something about "who in their right mind." In my original post I did state I had mp3 files too. All my CD music have been converted to mp3 a long time ago. The music I have downloaded from the web is in mp3 format. I have both WMA and mp3. As far as file size goes I have a long way to before my HDD is even close to being half full. I got the room.