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GNU / Linux September 2013 Desktops


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I have used every major desktop environment and various other window managers in the past few years. Basically, my laptop is just a testing tool. I always seem to come back to Xfce. I just love how modular it is. Running the same programs as I was in Openbox, it is using about the same amount of RAM. You may notice that I am only using one partition now. That is because if I truly wanted to reformat everything but my home directory, I could still do that. I only recently learned that, hehe.

 

I love how your Xfce panel looks exactly the same as your tint2 panel :p

More info on only having one partition though? I guess for simplicity's sake it makes it easy..

I just can't get enough of Openbox and tint2, it's so simple.

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I love how your Xfce panel looks exactly the same as your tint2 panel :p

More info on only having one partition though? I guess for simplicity's sake it makes it easy..

I just can't get enough of Openbox and tint2, it's so simple.

 

Very similar, yeah. I have a very specific taste, lol. Tint2 was great, but there is a bug with it not honoring tray icon order settings. That was bothering me. To quote the ArchWiki Partitioning page, "Separating out /home allows / to be re-partitioned separately, but note that you can still reinstall Arch with /home untouched even if it isn't separate - the other top-level directories just need to be removed, and then pacstrap can be run." Makes perfect sense, I just did not think about it before because I have always done a clean install. Are you using xterm? I would recommend rxvt-unicode-patched from the AUR if you want to have some fun.

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Very similar, yeah. I have a very specific taste, lol. Tint2 was great, but there is a bug with it not honoring tray icon order settings. That was bothering me. To quote the ArchWiki Partitioning page, "Separating out /home allows / to be re-partitioned separately, but note that you can still reinstall Arch with /home untouched even if it isn't separate - the other top-level directories just need to be removed, and then pacstrap can be run." Makes perfect sense, I just did not think about it before because I have always done a clean install. Are you using xterm? I would recommend rxvt-unicode-patched from the AUR if you want to have some fun.

 

Hum, guess it does. Honestly have never reinstalled Arch ever, also usually just do a clean install. Never have enough personal files on here worth really keeping, been sticking everything on the cloud or another drive on my network. And yeah, haven't bothered with my terminal yet, still a rather clean install. I do enjoy urxvt, but don't think I would have caught the patched version, thanks for that. Something new to theme after I finish up ncmpcpp :D

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Some awesome desktops guys... Here is mine

 

Conky

Cinnamon with theme

Fedora 19 64-Bit

 

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I know this one isn't mine but its just simply awesome.

 

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Find the details here: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/09/the-elementary-desktop/

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I know this one isn't mine but its just simply awesome.

 

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Find the details here: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/09/the-elementary-desktop/

 

 

that is lovely

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Some awesome desktops guys... Here is mine

 

Conky

Cinnamon with theme

Fedora 19 64-Bit

 

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haha what a wallpaper! :laugh:

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Trying Gnome Shell 3.10 on my work laptop (yeah, bleeding edge at work  :wacko: )

I manually edited the Numix CSS to change the GTK theme color to blue.

 

So far 3.10 seem to be quite an improvement over 3.8, although if you didn't like 3.8 because of it's design rather than it's flaws then you won't like 3.10 either.

It's a lot more polished but still the same... and then they are introducing "client side decorations", so if you didn't like 3.8 you might actually dislike 3.10 even more.

 

 

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Trying a new setup again. Arch + XFCE4 + Kwin. 

 

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My Current Elementary OS desktop

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You have an Elementary picture, yet in your sig, you have Microsoft. Opposites attract? :laugh:

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Haha yeah I use both operating systems :) Linux is more of a learning thing

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My Current Elementary OS desktop

 

We have the same wallpaper. High five!

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My old HP NC8430 has been given a new lease of life:

 

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Updated to a mainline PPA kernel (latest that doesn't M.D.K Cinnamon 1.8.8) to resolve numerous HP BIOS caused ATI / Intel core2duo APM/ACPI issues e.g. Crash on shutdown/reboot, >83C CPU, intermittent blue-tooth, Apple keyboard LED's flashing like an X-mas tree & locked 40% fan speed hilarity. Installing tlp as well is a must!

 

Runs Windows 98SE via VM Player with hardware pass-through for parallel port (via HP docking station) for old school PlayStation communication via Blaze Xplorer X-Link (Memory card access, dis-asm, break point, cheat codes, etc) which offers no timeouts compared to it's previous Windows XP VM Player host life. Doesn't do too bad at running the same games emulated @ 1080p via PCSX-R as required when certain actions cause a real PlayStation / X-Link to die.

 

Very happy with Mint 15!

 

Can you tell me the link for the wallpaper please?

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