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#31 ViperAFK

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 22:02

ubuntu gnome-shell remix 12.10:

Adwaita GTK
Faience/Faenza icons
Extensions: Dash to dock, remove accessibility, caffeine, media player indicator, quit button, alternate status menu, places status indicator

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#32 .Neo

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 22:11

Nice desktop. (Y)

One question though: From what I understand LibreOffice won't run on Ubuntu Gnome Remix. What are the alternatives?

#33 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 22:15

Fedora 17 x64 in Virtualbox. I'm updating my secondary machine this weekend so I'll probably install it on there and see how it goes. :)

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#34 ViperAFK

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 22:24

Nice desktop. (Y)

One question though: From what I understand LibreOffice won't run on Ubuntu Gnome Remix. What are the alternatives?


I have had a few issues with the gnome remix but no libreoffice issues at all. I have it installed, runs fine, its just not installed by default (the default install has abiword and gnumeric).

The only issues I had with UGR was this rather annoying bug:
https://bugs.launchp...ll/+bug/1046118

Which is fixed if you use the gnome 3 ppa, but using the gnome 3 ppa gave me this rather annoying bug: https://bugs.launchp...ro/+bug/1072151 (also a similar issue with rhythmbox where it says you need additional codecs in the cd ripping settings even though all the appropriate gstreamer 0.10 and gstreamer 1.0 plugins are installed). Which I fixed by getting rid of rhytmbox and brasero (using sound juicer and xfburn instead for cd's).

I also got rid of the gnome packagekit stuff and installed the regular ubuntu update manager and software center, because gnome-packagekit just sucks xD

#35 .Neo

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 22:31

I have had a few issues with the gnome remix but no libreoffice issues at all. I have it installed, runs fine, its just not installed by default.

That's good news. Kinda got the impression from the Ubuntu Gnome Remix webpage it wouldn't run at all. Is there a reason why they haven't bundled it by default?

#36 ViperAFK

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 22:41

That's good news. Kinda got the impression from the Ubuntu Gnome Remix webpage it wouldn't run at all. Is there a reason why they haven't bundled it by default?


They wanted to make it as gnomey as possible so it only includes gnome apps in the default install (abiword and gnumeric are the gnome office apps).

#37 .Neo

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 23:07

They wanted to make it as gnomey as possible so it only includes gnome apps in the default install (abiword and gnumeric are the gnome office apps).

How do those stack up against LibreOffice?

#38 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 23:11

How do those stack up against LibreOffice?


They don't. Libre is the best way to go.

#39 .Neo

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 00:11

They don't. Libre is the best way to go.

Okay, clear language! :laugh:

#40 ViperAFK

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 15:57

What's that lassie??, Viper is distrohopping again!?

Xubuntu 12.10 with gala window manager and plank
Greybird gtk, elementary icons

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#41 guitmz

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 16:13

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#42 Kamran Mackey

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 22:53

Thanks mate :)

It's Gnome 2x with my custom MacOS theme. Conky for the system stats, weather, Calendar etc, CoverGloobus for the Music cover you see on the screen, Avant Window Navigator (AWN) for the panel on the left with text icons I threw together and the dock at the bottom is Cairo Dock with OpenGL hardware acceleration. The file manager is Nautilus Elementary, patched to support Finder style toolbuttons :)



Ooh, could I have the theme? I would really like to make Linux look like OS X!!!

#43 +beanboy89

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:06

Linux Mint 14.

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#44 keuka

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:20

Just the initial theme took some time when I first made it, but I use it as a template so any subsequent mods take as little as 5 minutes to create in Photoshop ;)

The scripts, the text icons, all easy, done within minutes.


Does Photoshop run in Linux!? If not, how do you transition the content back and forth between platforms? (i.e. do you have a single shared folder used between a VM or something?)

#45 yinyang_34

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:16

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