During the setup process the documentation for TOP recommends version 18 and gives a link for the download. I tried to use it but could not get the unity sidebar to appear no matter what I tried.
A lot of videos on YouTube comments claimed to have success making it appear but none worked. I read through post on Ubuntu pages. Still nothing worked. I tried many things. Most of which I can’t even remember now to be able to describe. Lots of things in the command console. I managed to download the unity plugin and had it checked in ccsm but it never appeared. I complete reinstall also was not effective.
In the end the only thing that did end up working was installing version 19 which strangely has a shorter support life though it’s the newer release, which doesn’t make sense to me. Also with this version I believe it uses gnome instead of unity.
This has been my first experience with using this OS so it’s very new to me and kinda confusing at times. Makes me feel pretty dumb since I know Windows so we’ll.
My question is does the version I chose to use matter in regards to the curriculum or am I going to run into issues because of this? I would have stuck with the recommendation if it hadn’t of been for the several hours I spent trying to troubleshoot version 18 to no avail.
The latest version installed with zero issues and has been running perfectly so if it won’t cause any issues I’d prefer to just stick with it.
I hope I did a good job of explaining this. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.