I don't really know a lot about Garuda Linux, apart from the fact that its logo is pretty neat! Garuda being a Hindu word for 'Eagle, King of Birds', it's quite fitting, too! It is a 'child' distro of Arch, but fits that otherwise quite tricky-to-install distro with a nice graphical installer, making it far more approachable. Logos aside, Garuda using the "dragonised" KDE Plasma desktop is notable for using a completely bonkers desktop theme, involving colours and colour-combos that first went out of fashion in the 1960s (but seem to be back in fashion now!) I don't honestly think I could live with it as a daily driver, but I thought the screenshots would look cool, so decided to run with it for the purposes of this article! Saner -but very beautiful- desktop themes are available, however, when using desktop environments such as Cinnamon, XFCE and so on: the specific choice of desktop doesn't really matter, though: Giocoso will run on all of them equally well.
For the purposes of this article, I built a new VirtualBox virtual machine, using 4GB of vRAM and a 2-thread virtual CPU, plus a 40GB virtual hard disk and proceeded to install Garuda Linux using the full 'dragonised' KDE ISO available from the Garuda Linux website. [...]