I have them all installed and enabled on Dev. Not even going to bother with sand. it’s a mess anyhow and, i’m not sure if there is just a lot of bloat in the ubuntu desktop, but it is slow and cludgy. centos runs much better on the same vmware version, same hardware. and since it has an x windows interface, it is pretty easy to navigate.
oh, and the modules filter module is a true treat. if you have a lot of modules, you need it.
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