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 No.251[Last 50 Posts]

ITT: Post your desktop
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 No.252

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I know >Manjaro, the theme is horrendous, pseudo-tilling is retarded but I'm to lazy to change
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 No.253

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 No.254

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>Space using a mac

Because of course he is.
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 No.255

>>254
Which "/pol/" is this in your tab?
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 No.256

>>255
It is from 08chan/pol/
Can't let em go unchallenged.
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 No.257

>>253
>Gnome 3
Why? Why are you using that abomination?
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 No.258

>>254
shoo shoo intel shill. PowerPC forever :^)
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 No.259

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>>258
I use ARM bub.
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 No.260

>>257
It was one of the first DEs to support based Wayland.
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 No.261

I have never been able to comprehend certain people's need to clean their desktop of everything but the background and make it functionally useless.
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 No.262

>>261
Enjoy your clutter fag. Learn how to do everything from the command line or bust.
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 No.263

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>>261
Toss a coin.
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 No.264

>>262
Okay but why have a desktop if that's your perference?
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 No.265

>>264
>why have a computer if you just want to use the CLI

????????

Can I use a command line not on a computer or something?
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 No.381

>>263
Can I have that wallpaper pls
>>264
The desktop is like the lowest foundation, visible when I'm not doing anything and should be clean imo, also if you have files/links on your desktop while using a tiling window manager it'll look awful most times
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 No.383

>>265
You don't actually need a gui lad, you could just attach a terminal to your serial port
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 No.384

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Here's mine.
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 No.385

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>>381
Here you go.
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 No.388

>>265
yes you can use CLI on Android
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 No.390

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 No.398

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>>385
Thanks a lot, have this lain in return
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 No.409

>not a single dolphin porn tab in sight
Dissapointing, tbh.
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 No.413

File: 1608525858669.png (1.17 MB, 1366x768, rice.png)

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 No.417

>>413
Where's the anime girl?
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 No.506

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rate my cringe (personal stuff whited out)
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 No.754

>>506
how personal is your personal stuff if everything else is already so cringe I would white it all out
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 No.755

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>>506
>Windows
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 No.757

>>384
Mind sharing your icon theme? I can't find it online :-(
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 No.760

>>755
Wasted trip on a weeb.
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 No.761

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>>760
seethe
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 No.762

>>761
no weeb
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 No.764

>>761
Based Stallman.
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 No.766

>>413
damn twm looks like that??
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 No.767

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OS: Trisquel Ganoo plus Linux, v8.0
WM: i3
browser: surf
terminal: st
between Suckless purism and FSF purism, it's a real normie-killer. (not that I have any useful computer skills.)
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 No.768

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Mine.
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 No.769

>>767
Red pill me on Gentoo.
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 No.770

>>764
>Stallman
>Based
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 No.771

>>769
He said Ganoo, which is a the way Stallman says GNU, not Gentoo. I've never installed it, compiling the kernel and everything is too much of a hassle for me and my t420, but i have used CloverOS in the past, very easy and quick install and you can install everything from source if you want. Also i think that compiling the kernel and the software for your system is more efficient but i don't know whether or not it's worth it.
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 No.775

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 No.804

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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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 No.808

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 No.809

>>804
>Revolutionary Self-Theory

sorry, you cannot be a revolutionary if you are using a proprietary operating system
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 No.810

>>809
i'm not big-brained enough to use linux, sorry
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 No.811

>>810
There is no longer any excuse. GNU/Linux can be even simpler than Winblows to install these days. It's just your dependence on video games that pushes you to betray your principles. As as an immense number of Winblows games also now work on GNU/Linux anyway, there really is no excuse anymore.
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 No.813

>>755
asukafag is that you
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 No.816

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Windows users shouldn't even show their faces here.
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 No.817

>>811
Gnyu pwuss Winux uwu
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 No.828

>>811
Even that isn't really an excuse.
You can still dual boot with windows on a separate partition && just turn off the internet on your windows partition.

I usually start the day by doing everything I need to do on my linux partition and when I want to play videogames I just switch to windows. The big brain shit is getting wine to work.
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 No.831

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BORING GANG
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 No.832

>>831
Minimalism is sexy
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 No.837

>>816
They will
Because they aren't insecure posters who post girls from shit tier animes.
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 No.838

>>831
Mint's a great distro, man. I don't use it myself (I use Solus btw) but my experience with it is a relatively straightforward and reliable one.

I really hope they start to focus on LMDE though as that Ubuntu base is really hindering any progress.

(Although if you're just using cinnamon on another distro, disregard everything))
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 No.840

>>838
Everyone should just use Slack, Debian, or Gentoo.
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 No.872

>>840
i use antix
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 No.885

>>837
Lmfao, there's so much to unpack here. What a sad Little man. Windows users should be banned
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 No.886

>>757
I got the icons from the NsCDE files, I just extracted the icons from the folder.

>>914

Some of the game I run from steam using Proton. Others I run from Wine and some I installed natively on Linux.
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 No.890

>>886
I never could get win functioning right or installed correctly, unfortunately.
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 No.891

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 No.920

>>808
Anyone else use Arch with i3?
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 No.964

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>>920
yes ofc
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 No.965

>>964
what kind of duck is that?
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 No.978

>>964
How'd you get the bar to look like that?
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 No.1083

>>978
polybar

>>965
not sure, possibly a female muscovy?
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 No.1087

>>885
poop os
bad anime
wrong post
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 No.1123

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 No.1189

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just finished the basic configuration of i3wm, and I have to say it was fucking hell, but now I am at least more used to it so it is not that hard anymore
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 No.1190

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 No.1191

>>1123
can u post the background? its so pretty
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 No.1192

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>>1189
I gave it a little upgrade
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 No.1193

>>1192
How to I configure my i3 to look like that?

How do I: Space windows and edit the status bar?
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 No.1194

>>1192
Oh and transparency would be nice with my shells
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 No.1195

>>1193
The theme I used was arch dark theme, used for de icons moka, my terminal is st with the solarized pack, I use the fish shell.

The two sides screen are justs cmatrix, that you can download easily with the terminal

The middle top screen is the screenfetcher, again you can easily install with the terminal, the middle bottom is just a normal terminal command, htop.

To space windows you have to install i3-gaps, you can configure your status bar on the i3 config file
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 No.1206

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>>1192
ooo, i3 gaps with semi-transparent backgrounds. never seen that one before…
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 No.1215

>>1206
Well let's see your setup.
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 No.1216

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>> 1267
Just because I find i3-gaps to be extreme hacker-cliche, doesn't I'm trying to have a even more useless setup. Most of the time, when I don't want things to get in my why, I just use MATE, but if I feel bored I'll used a non-script kiddie WM like cwm or dwm for fun.
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 No.1220

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>>1191
here have some
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 No.1234

>>1123
Why are you still using antergos? It got discontinued in 2018.
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 No.1238

>>1234
waiting for new ssd & HDD.
antergos were using archlinux repos & there own repos were disable when they were discontinued, so basically i still can use it it's same thing than having archlinux
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 No.1239

>>1238
My bad then, i thought it should have the arch ascii logo instead. I forgot you can pick whatever you want in neofetch.conf instead of Auto.
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 No.1240

>>1239
i'm still using antergos but with arch repo.
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 No.1250

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 No.1265

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 No.1267

>>1265
What PDF reader is that?
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 No.1268

>>1267

Zathura. Nice minimalist PDF reader with Vim keybindings and the possibility of changing the default colors in a document to increase readability.
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 No.1273

>>506
>>384
>>804
Why have icons when you can just press the home key, type three letters for what you want, press enter, and launch it immediately?

Hell typing the whole thing will probably take less time then hunting in the pack of programs.
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 No.1275

>>1273
>Asking windows fags why they do anything
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 No.1283

>>1273
Because I can press Super+D, double click on an icon, and beat you in terms of speed and effort put in.
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 No.1284

>>1283
and I can use the terminal and type out the program's executable and beat you in speed and efficiency
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 No.1285

>>1283
Oh thanks I didn't know about that shortcut
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 No.1287

>>1284
You'll have to open a terminal first. Then type several letters and autocomplete.
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 No.1289

>>1287
How slow do you type, dude. Also, for opening the terminal just use Ctrl+Alt+T on a debian or ubuntu based distro.
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 No.1290

>>1283
typing is faster. even on windows I'd rather use the windows key and then search for the app I want
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 No.1295

>>1284
>>1287
>>1289
>>1290
How slow is your mouse hand exactly? I type at about 80wpm. Just did a simple test:

Super-T to pop open a terminal -> hammer a few letters -> Tab to autocomplete -> Enter to start up program: ~2 seconds

Super-D to view desktop -> move mouse to .desktop icon -> double-click: ~1 second

Dedicated keyboard hotkey shortcut to run a program of interest: less than a second
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 No.1296

>>1295
Note that a terminal with autocomplete is functionally equivalent to xfce4-appfinder, dmenu, Windows search, etc.
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 No.1297

>>1295
> He uses a mouse
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 No.1298

>>1297
Yes, obviously if you don't use a mouse this doesn't apply to you.
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 No.1425

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 No.1483

>>1425
>6gb of Ram
Why
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 No.1488

>>1483
Too poor for an actual upgrade.
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 No.1511

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Wanna have a giggle frens
:)
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 No.1512

>>1511
A nice, functional desktop. Not bad. Replace MATE with Xfce and dump Steam and Discord though.
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 No.1516

>>1512
What's wrong with MATE?
And why is XFCE in particular better?
Also yeaah I've got a bunch of nonfree shit, but I've just got too much connections with my 'fellow gamers' to drop it all.
And I'm well aware that Discord is literal spyware of the highest calibre, but if I've not 'installed gentoo' and gone full freedom I figure my security's totally compromised anyway
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 No.1517

>>1516
Just use something like trisquel which is quite easy to install and use. It’s basically ubuntu without any spyware or proprietary software. Uses MATE as its default de.
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 No.1518

>>1516
>What's wrong with MATE?
Not that there's really anything wrong with it (though its attempts to ape the Vista/7 aesthetic in its customization interfaces is a little disgusting). It's just that Xfce can do pretty much everything that MATE can do while having more features and customizability with the same or smaller memory footprint. At least, that was the situation the last time I did a thorough investigation of MATE a few years ago. What's the point of MATE when Xfce exists?
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 No.1519

>>1518
>(though its attempts to ape the Vista/7 aesthetic in its customization interfaces is a little disgusting)
On second thought I'm thinking of Cinnamon on this point, not MATE.
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 No.1520

>>1518
>>1517
I have a better comp than this that I've wanted to do a clean install on that still has winblows (le ebin gayming PC),
so I figure I'll blast Linux over it, and this Trisquel does seem pretty cool,
but I notice that it's latest version is from 2018 which seems a bit old.
I don't know if that really matters though, I'm not much of a hardcore compsci person at all.
And I think I'll just stick with MATE since I'm just used to it and it seems the only out-of-box option for this distro, even if it's marginally worse than xfce.
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 No.1521

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I switched from mint to slackware, actually it is a very comfortable distro, really liked it
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 No.1625

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Forgive me for the proprietary software bros
macOS
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 No.1627

>>1273
That doesn't work for everything. Some shit doesn't come up in the bar especially with pirate software etc.
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 No.1628

>>1625
Post that anime background pls.
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 No.1629

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>>1628
For you comrade, anything
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 No.1633

>>1629
arigatoe n__n
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 No.2987

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very original, i know
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 No.3246

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 No.3258

>>2987
Ayee Antergos GANG rip
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 No.3266

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 No.3278

>>3266
Hows the Peen book as a daily driver/video and shitpost machine?
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 No.3287

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been working on configuring bspwm.
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 No.3299

>>3278

overall really great. Matt 1080p IPS display is gorgeous, battery lasts basically the whole day. I was surprised by how high quality it feels, it doesn't really come across on pictures. The factory Manjaro KDE felt very sluggish, no idea why they didn't go with xfce. But I never planned on using that anyway, hence i3. It replaced a 10 yr old single core netbook as my light on the go laptop, for that it is just awesome.
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 No.3305

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convince me to switch from Kubuntu to Arch
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 No.3312

>>3299
Nice, I've been wanting to pick up something cool running and fanless to replace my T450s, intel 5th gen igpu is problematic and its more power than I actually need on the go

>Video stuttering in linux mint

>Tearing in everything else
>Doesn't happen on anything else
Its intolerable and I can't find a solution so I might pick up a pinebook sometime in the next few months
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 No.3313

>>3305
Nah;
Ubuntu just werks, stick with it man.
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 No.3314

>>3305
just use manjaro if you want to
rolling release is nice and it isn't "bleeding edge" like arch so there won't be a problem with your system breaking
also pacman is amazing and compile times are better
i had better performance in games too when using manjaro
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 No.3316

>>3305
Unless you have a specific reason to switch, don't
APT is better anyway
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 No.3321

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>>3316
I once switched to Arch, because an update broke my Fedora install.
For the most part it worked without much hassle after the initial setup and with regular updates, but when I crashed the Init System while modifying power management, I went to look for a OS without systemd.
The openrc port was not that well maintained at the time, so I could not get Arch to run with it.
Though left behind an old Arch install for Steam, it was nearly broken when I aborted a hung up install (pacman has bad error recovery IMO).
Despite a lack of support for some software, my current platformworks with all modern formats and is much cleaner to administer.
tl;dr When you want to use Arch, you should probably look for something better.
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 No.3322

>>3321
why not artix?
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 No.3323

>>3322
I can't live without SIGINFO anymore.
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 No.3324

>>3321
What is this vision from the 90's?
Is that a BBS I see before me?
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 No.3358

>>1521
>Sword and Sworcery fag
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 No.3385

>>3305
i switched to arch linux because i kept being annoyed at how terrible ubuntu was at updating between major releases, and tried my hand at a rolling release to not do major updates anymore, and i kept using it for like 3 years straight without doing anything except regular updates until i changed computers and that was super sweet.

all the issues i've had with arch are mostly related to NVIDIA Optimus with the proprietary drivers tbh. Dunno how well does ubuntu fare with that shit though.
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 No.3386

>>3321
>tl;dr When you want to use Arch, you should probably look for something better.

like what though, broken updates seem like a pitfall for rolling release distros in general
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 No.3412

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Trying out Wayland + Waybar, pretty good so far
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 No.3413

>>3412
*Sway
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 No.3439

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 No.3461

>>3343
It seems like I should have elaborated more on that part.
When I picked up Arch, I thought of it as some kind of "build your own linux" system.
I certainly liked that you could manage it on the level of individual programs.
Instead of booting to a black screen after an update, I would set up the bootloader myself and could continue meddling with it, when it did not work as intended.
Unfortunately Arch builds most of its packages against "bloatware" (systemd, glibc), with a few badly supported alternatives in the AUR.
When I recognized this, I saw 2 options:
Use a more transparent OS (gentoo, smgl, suckless base with pkgsrc),
or use an OS with sane defaults (OpenBSD, alpine).
I mostly do the latter (because I always fail at the former ;-)
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 No.3462

>>3461
>Unfortunately Arch builds most of its packages against "bloatware" (systemd, glibc), with a few badly supported alternatives in the AUR.
Just use artix runit or openrc. Alpine is a piece of shit to work with in my experience
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 No.3463

>>3462
What problems did you experience with alpine?
I needed to set up some things from an archiso, because the alpine installer could only format ext4, f2fs and msdos partitions and I wanted to boot from EFISTUB.
Installation and setup were otherwise very straightforward.
It even had a script to set up X-Windows.
Unfortunately it does not support a symlinked /usr (/usr->.
Though when I was just trying to configure it as a VM host, glamoregl.so blew up in my face, I experienced similar and far worse things with Arch and other tty-based binary-packaged systems.
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 No.3480

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 No.3501

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 No.3503

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 No.3507

File: 1608526132924.png (1.74 MB, 1920x1080, desktop.png)

Who here /redundancy/?
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 No.3524

>>3501
Fuck ricers 2bh;
THAT is what a real desktop looks like.
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 No.3531

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 No.3556

>>3501
I lol'd
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 No.3765

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>>251
nice one op l used to have a 12 inch g4 powerbook hand me down, was a quality machine

here's my wintoddler anus zenbook
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 No.3767

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>>3765
Take the mint pill comrade
Its like Windows, but not fucking shit
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 No.3770

>>3767
It's like Xfce, except uses more resources and does less things.
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 No.3771

>>3770
>Uses more resources
Barely
>Does less things
It does less things in the most retarded 2008 way imaginable and makes less of an effort to look like absolute aids yes

Cinnamon doesn't have screen tearing, it doesn't look awful by default, it works consistently and is well polished, XFCE is a bit lighter
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 No.3773

>>3771
Cinnamon is even worse than Mint, I'm not sure I understand your argument.
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 No.3774

>>3773
XFCE and Cinnamon are Desktop environments
Mint is a distribution that comes with Cinnamon in its mainline release, though images with other DE's are available
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 No.3776

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>>3774
Wow how embarrassing, I had Mint confused with MATE for some reason. Well my point applies doubly so with Cinnamon. If you want weak customizability and a patronizing interface like modern Windows, Cinnamon is exactly what you want!
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 No.3777

>>3776
I'm not sure what you mean by patronising, the interface works, is unobtrusive, and works well, it is similar to the DE used in windows by default, but the same is true of many DE's including XFCE, and it can be customised quite easily, obviously not to the same extent as something like KDE, but much, much more than windows can be and as much or more than the bulk of users will actually want, for those that want to go further, other DE's will suit better

Its worth noting that XFCE use the exact same metaphor by default in most distros its rolled with, a taskbar, a context menu, an indicator panel etc, it just does it worse with more archaic defaults (you can't even open whisker menu with the super/win key in many distros out of the box) and more of the old school linux problems, like the aforementioned screen tearing on perfectly good hardware and horrible looking text

The standard Desktop metaphor has lasted because it works better than most metaphors, Mint has been successful because it works better than most distros, but if you like something else that's fine
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 No.3779

File: 1608526162702.png (7.78 KB, 799x626, switch buttons.png)

>>3777
>I'm not sure what you mean by patronising
I mean shit like this. Giant "switch" buttons like you're some kind of fucking toddler too stupid to understand a simple checkbox. Windows brought this abomination to the world with Vista or 7 and it's fucking disgusting that certain Linux devs have tried to ape it. Holy shit I got pissed off again just searching for an image of this UI vomit.
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 No.3798

>>3777
The screen tearing was finally fixed in Xfce 4.14, though you could always use a 3rd party compositor anyway. True it has shitty defaults but I don't care about that. Cinnamon and MATE are fine too, whatever floats your boat. I'm curious which of the 3 will get Wayland support first.
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 No.3801

>>775
wallpaper sauce
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 No.3802

>>3779
but if it makes it easier to read, it's better
even if somewhat ugly.
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 No.3803

>>3777
real actual human beings who use computers like real people with brains only use window managers and everyone else is a subhuman retard because they don't program their very own personal idiodistro that is wholly esoteric to oneself because if you don't do that you practically don't even deserve the right to use a computer because really you're not even actually using it if you think about it honestly and that's why anyone who would dare ever even consider using a computer really ought to program it themselves otherwise they're totally unfree and are honestly wasting their time by not personally creating everything they could ever conceivably need to use from scratch and instead using stuff that other people made for them and are thus practically spoonfeeding to them because they are too weak to use a computer for real like a real computer using human being.
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 No.3810

>>3779
Its literally a slightly different way of presenting the same information, a switch slider provides the exact same information and functions the same as a checkbox, it merely looks slightly different

I hate to be patronising, but you do realise patronising is a word with a specific meaning, yes?
It doesn't just mean thing not to my taste
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 No.3811

>>3806
thank you based anon
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 No.3813

File: 1608526166300.png (519.13 KB, 1366x768, 2020-08-13-222703_1366x768….png)

gentoo gang
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 No.3814

>>3813
Lol, hey, I am doing my first build of that right now.
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 No.3859

>>3813
is that cava?
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 No.3864

File: 1608526171371.jpg (1.9 MB, 1920x1080, Untitled.jpg)

>>3813
ayo dwm + gentoo gang gang
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 No.3867

>>3864
>screenfetch
use neofetch. Screenfetch is absolutely awful.
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 No.3868

>>3867
I do have neofetch, it's an alias because of muscle memory
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 No.3916

>>3864
What wm is this? Looks like blackbose to me but not sure.
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 No.3921

>>3916
Dwm, fam.
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 No.3931

>>3921
Cheers bro. Sick of having xfce pushed on me and I used to be big into flux/blackbox. Will check this one out.
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 No.4284

>>3864
Can you post this wallpaper?
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 No.4286

File: 1608526213632.png (593.14 KB, 1280x800, 2020-09-08-181903_1280x800….png)

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 No.4292

>>4286
how do you get the sitting waifu
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 No.4297

>>251
>Applefag
Yikes.
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 No.4335

>>4292
It's an Open Source project called MaCoPiX
http://rosegray.sakura.ne.jp/macopix/index-e.html
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 No.4560

File: 1608526244144-0.png (730.45 KB, 1366x768, Screenshot_3.png)

File: 1608526244145-1.png (592.01 KB, 1366x768, Screenshot_5.png)

File: 1608526244145-2.png (986.93 KB, 1366x768, Screenshot_4.png)

trying to make my own universal dark theme
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 No.6277

File: 1608526434198-0.png (1.46 MB, 1740x1044, anthropology.png)

File: 1608526434198-1.png (3.33 MB, 2560x1080, arch.png)

File: 1608526434198-2.png (1.9 MB, 2560x1080, tile.png)

Reviving the desktop thread. Here are some screenshots I took over time.
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 No.6278

>>828
I think you kinda just proved his point, not everyone knows how to dual boot or what a partition even is.
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 No.6279

All these cool looking windows and neat system monitors are the reason I wanna know how to use Linux, any good video series’ on how to use Linux to its max customizability for people who don’t know how to program or anything?
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 No.6280

File: 1608526435188.png (844.69 KB, 2560x1080, mint-commune.png)

>>6279
I don't think there's a unified tutorial series for this. I'd suggest watching videos from various gnu/linux youtubers, like Luke Smith, Brodie Robertson, Mental Outlaw, DistroTube, etc. These make videos of varying quality, but they're the sort of content you're looking for. The 4/g/ wiki can also be a good resource, but it's kind of outdated. Maybe just ask questions on this thread/board, I'm sure people will help.

I'll give you one important piece of advice: distros don't matter. You don't have to install Gentoo, Arch or Void to rice it like these screenshots. Any distro will do, since all of them will allow you to install window managers and configure them. For starters, I'd suggest installing Linux Mint. It's quite simple and Wintoddler friendly, and can look nice with simple tweaks. See pic related, a screenshot I took of it a while back, when I was distrohopping before settling back on Arch. Of course you can kick it up a notch and start installing and configuring fancy window managers and all, after you get tired of the simple desktop. Mint is really good for those who have never used GNU/Linux, I started with it and back then I didn't even know what a package manager was, so very much a layman.

t. >>6277
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 No.6281

>>6280
I've been doing a little bit of reading, and what exactly makes a windows manager different from a desktop environment? does changing the desktop environment do more than just change the appearance?
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 No.6284

>>6281
Basically, Desktop Environments offer a complete desktop experience. The sort of 'normal' desktop experience most people have come to expect, from OSes like Windows, Mac, and most GNU/Linux distros. They're essentially a set of lots of different programs made by the same people, with the purpose of integrating together nicely. These programs tipically include: a window manager, a status/task bar, a nice login screen, a file manager, lots of little graphical programs for general daily usage, etc. People who say they're using 'stand-alone' window managers are essentially just making their own desktop environment, except they get to choose all the little programs that make up a desktop experience. So you choose what program will draw and manage your windows, what program will display your status bar, what program to manage your files, what terminal emulator, and so on.

It is important to note that the programs people use to make these set ups are usually very different from those offered by DEs. Usually DE programs are, well, made to be used with the DE. So all their configuration is handled by the DE's own 'settings app' or whatever, their features are made specifically to integrate with the DE, etc. The programs people usually use to make their own setups are a lot more standalone. They tend to use more universal interfaces rather than DE specific things, and are usually configured from their own configuration files, rather than some centralized UI. This allows for greater interchangeability: you don't have to change your window manager to change your status bar, for instance.

It's also worth a mention that DEs are not completely restricting either, unlike what I may have let on. Most DEs will allow you to use whatever terminal emulator you prefer as the default, and you can use whatever music player you want on any DE, etc etc. It's just that setting up a whole system from scratch usually yields in a more 'user-centric' experience, since the user gets to decide for themselves precisely which programs and settings to use to fit their uses and needs.
What makes these window manager setups, with standalone, interchangeable programs more desireable is precisely the fact that they're more barebones. They usually come with very simple configurations, and the user is left to figure things out. If you look at /g/ wiki's entry on GNU/Linux ricing, for example, you will see suggestions on all sorts of different programs to use, pic related. This is necessary, because all these features, which on a normal DE, come baked in, have to be set up from scratch.
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 No.6285

File: 1608526435861.png (111.77 KB, 957x563, g-wiki.png)

>>6284
I forgot to post the pic I mentioned, it was this one:
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 No.6286

>>6284
Isn’t it pretty easy to change the appearance without radically changing the DE? I saw one video of a guy making xubuntu look exactly like windows 95 and it just looked like he put a skin on it.
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 No.6288

>>6286
Yes, you can change the GTK/QT theme for any DE. This gives you some degree of customization, it's pretty nice. More customizability than Windows or MacOS will give you, actually, all GNU/Linux programs allow for a fair degree of customization. But that level of customization is still limited when compared to manually configuring each program to be precisely what you want, like a custom WM setup would allow. WM setups aren't just about looks, but also about funcionality. Getting to choose each program and configure them gives you a big boost in customization of functionality.

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