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GNU / Linux January 2016 Desktops - Posting Guidelines

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simonlang

everything new since yesterday!

Antergos KDE with plasma 5.5.3

 

desktop1.thumb.jpg.6508a3bd65561b08061f8

 

i just realized when trying to make a screenshot that ksnapshot is gone. it got replaced by spectacle

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On 08/01/2016 at 0:50 PM, Simon Lang 9047 said:

everything new since yesterday!

Antergos KDE with plasma 5.5.3

 

desktop1.thumb.jpg.6508a3bd65561b08061f8

 

i just realized when trying to make a screenshot that ksnapshot is gone. it got replaced by spectacle

I like the flat look :)

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Just now, simplezz said:

I like the flat look :)

me too. it grew on me i have to say. as a long time KDE 4 user i had initial difficulties to adjust to the flat plasma next look. but it's really not that bad with a nice icon set. and i still have wobbly windows and all the other effects. :)

 

 

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Unobscured Vision

Here's mine, Not much different from last time, except the Conky config that I modded to add the time and date to.

 

5692f74b08e97_Screenshotfrom2016-01-1019

 

Linux Mint 17.3, Numix Theme, Faenza Icons, Conky is Harmattan-Ubuntu Touch/Comfortable that I modded for my own use. Wall is something out of my personal collection, don't ask me where I got it from -- it's that old.

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On 1/8/2016 at 7:50 AM, Simon Lang 9047 said:

everything new since yesterday!

Antergos KDE with plasma 5.5.3

 

desktop1.thumb.jpg.6508a3bd65561b08061f8

 

i just realized when trying to make a screenshot that ksnapshot is gone. it got replaced by spectacle

Wallpaper?

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Bo0XNUm.png

 

DInky laptop I'm using n the side

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Gerowen

OS: Debian 8

Desktop Environment: Gnome 3

Wallpaper: Not sure of title, shipped with Debian

 

I have to be honest, I was kind of hesitant moving to Gnome 3, but Unity in Ubuntu was just getting down right painful (very sluggish), and Gnome 3 is very responsive and I've gotten quite used to it.

 

Screenshots below.  Images are hosted on my DropBox to take stress off Neowin, image resolutions are 1680x1050 but should hopefully be automatically scaled down to fit your browser.

 

Clean (External link, 1680x1050 resolution)

Screenshot%20from%202016-01-10%2023%3A11

 

Panned Out (External link, 1680x1050 resolution)

Screenshot%20from%202016-01-10%2021%3A48

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Gerowen, have you had any problem with Gnome seizing up on you for no good reason or extensions that just won't work (even though they're listed as working)? I'm considering trying out Debian again, but my last experience with Gnome during the 3.8 days left a really bad taste in my mouth. And Debian .. ugh. The pain. So many rough edges that shouldn't be there. Has that improved at all in the past year?

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42 minutes ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Gerowen, have you had any problem with Gnome seizing up on you for no good reason or extensions that just won't work (even though they're listed as working)? I'm considering trying out Debian again, but my last experience with Gnome during the 3.8 days left a really bad taste in my mouth. And Debian .. ugh. The pain. So many rough edges that shouldn't be there. Has that improved at all in the past year?

The only problem I've had out of Gnome 3 (my Jessie install shows 3.14.1 as the Gnome version) is the "Places" extension crashing when waking up from being asleep, requiring a re-log to fix because it gets temporarily grayed out in the extensions menu when it happens.  Another thing you may want to do is to open the Gnome tweak tool and go to "Workspaces" and disable the "Workspaces only on primary display" option because it was just down right weird to me since I'm running a laptop closed up with an external monitor.  As far as all around stability though I haven't had any issues at all.

 

Debian is what it is though, it's a rock solid base to build on and customize, and because of their stance on free (as in freedom) software (they are the authors of the DFSG after all) they don't include any non-free blobs by default.  That means no proprietary drivers/firmware, so you may get prompted for wireless firmware by the install.  I just skipped the prompts for firmware files during install and ran the net install over ethernet, enabled the non-free/contrib repos after install and installed the firmware-linux package (which pulls in the non-free firmware blobs for my wifi card).  If you "choose" to install non-free software by enabling those repos after the install, then that's on you, but you won't get it out of the gate because of Debian's strict adherence to their own free software guidelines.  So if you want a pretty installer that doesn't ask too many questions and doesn't care to install proprietary bits without asking to make sure your hardware works out of the box, then Debian isn't for you; although to be fair the only driver I had to install was for my wireless card.

 

The installer itself hasn't changed a bit since the days of Squeeze other than to include more desktop environments as options, which in my opinion is a good thing.  It's got a graphical installer, text installer, and the default net install linked on the Debian website supports both 32 and 64 bit on one disk (you pick from a menu when the disc boots).  The installer is easy enough to follow along with, no more complicated than anything else.  It still includes the "tasksel" screen that lets you pick from a lot of common options like SSH server, print server, laptop utilities, and lets you pick from a list of a half a dozen different desktop environments so that you've got one disk to install just about any variant of Debian you want right out of the gate; KDE, Gnome, MATE, Cinnamon, XFCE, and LXDE, or you can uncheck all of them for a terminal only install.

 

Overall though, my experience has been pretty positive.  The last version of Debian I used before this was Debian 6 (Squeeze) and although it was stable, it didn't take long for it to start feeling pretty ancient and out of date.  I've added the backports repo to this Jessie install and used that to pull in newer kernel versions and a few other updates that don't get posted to the normal security update servers, and I haven't had any problems so far with old software breaking things I want to install.  I can run my Steam games and everything without no problems.  The fonts could use some work, not in the operating system itself, but in web browsers.  Using both Google Chrome and Firefox (Iceweasel), 99% of websites look just fine, but some websites like CNN (I think it's sites that build their own fonts into their pages) the fonts just look way too thin and wispy.  They're readable, but it just looks bad on those certain sites.  Right now I'm running Debian on my laptop and on a desktop media center/entertainment PC I set up on the living room TV for the wife and kids and haven't had any problems.

 

Edit: Side note on proprietary hardware.  It does not have the "Additional Drivers" thing that Ubuntu has, so if you're running something like an ATI or NVidia card and want the proprietary drivers, you'll have to open Synaptic and install the appropriate packages yourself.

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Ravensky

I am fairly new to linux desktop, mine for this month =)

 

Slowly getting the hang of things...

desktop.jpg

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Unobscured Vision

@Ravensky Oh my goodness! What icons, theme, and wallpaper? I might switch up my customary look for that one!  :D 

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49 minutes ago, Unobscured Vision said:

@Ravensky Oh my goodness! What icons, theme, and wallpaper? I might switch up my customary look for that one!  :D 

it is called Paper Theme.

 

and Wallpaper

 

and the icons.

 

also a GREAT firefox theme that goes with this really well is called arc-darker.

 

Enjoy =)

 

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 4:29 PM, Unobscured Vision said:

Here's mine, Not much different from last time, except the Conky config that I modded to add the time and date to.

 

5692f74b08e97_Screenshotfrom2016-01-1019

 

Linux Mint 17.3, Numix Theme, Faenza Icons, Conky is Harmattan-Ubuntu Touch/Comfortable that I modded for my own use. Wall is something out of my personal collection, don't ask me where I got it from -- it's that old.

How do you put the weather in the task bar like that?

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It's the Weather Applet that can be easily installed in Cinnamon. I then move it next to the Calendar Applet using 'Panel Edit Mode', then use my own custom date/time string (which anyone is able to do in the Preferences). It's very simple and I'm happy to share it.

 

 |  %A, %B %e, %Y  | %I:%M %p  | 

Just copy that (spaces and all), adjust it to your own tastes, and away you go. Nothing to it. :yes: 

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This is mine :) basic Mint 17.2 install with a dark background

 

56968d022659c_Screenshotfrom2016-01-1317

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On 1/12/2016 at 9:06 PM, Ravensky said:

it is called Paper Theme.

 

and Wallpaper

 

and the icons.

 

also a GREAT firefox theme that goes with this really well is called arc-darker.

 

Enjoy =)

 

my bad wrong icons...

 

http://samuelhewitt.com/paper/download

 

There is the link for the icons I am using.  I also switched to Mint 17.3 because unity was bugging the crap out of me... I will update my desktop soon.

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You'll enjoy Mint. It's much more "sane" than Unity Ubuntu.

 

[EDIT] Slow down .. sheesh. I'm too giddy today. I wonder why? :D 

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Basically it's Lubuntu with the MacBuntu transformation pack

 

But I got bored by the look and now I want my desktop to look like Deepin :/

 

7yRevKN.jpg

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Ahh, Dimmu Borgir. Nifty choice of music. I jam their stuff when I'm really in a mood. That, Arch Enemy, and Amon Amarth. :yes: 

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