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We're on a new board, so why not a new desktop thread? Let's keep this board active. Hopefully a fresh thread will draw some activity.

You know the drill: post your desktops, talk rice, etc etc.gentooGentoo
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Why would I need to have a menu like that when I can just press meta key and quickly enter what I need to launch?


And when you don't know what you need to launch?


Idk, never happened. I've been doing that even back when I used windows 8 and I've been doing that when I ran dwm (or other window managers) for many many months and the only thing I've used to launch stuff was dmenu and never once I've ran into the issue of not knowing what to type in.


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You know you can do a lot more than launch things with pipe menus, right? That last image wasn't even a launcher, it was a file browser.


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I prefer this wallpaper


based redstar


I can't really think of anything I would to do in a menu. Definitely not sending emails (I don't even use email for anything outside of website signups)


Just got started with Xfce, where should I go from here?


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wallpaper may vary


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do y'all think this is cringe

is jupyter on emacs cringe



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Why do you use a rolling release? Are you really willing to sacrifice security + stability just to get new features a bit sooner?


That's the reason I switched from Ubuntu, yes. Non-rolling release distros are actually more insecure since unfixed vulnerabilities can be really dangerous, that's why Microsoft is so anal about getting you to install updates all the time.
I also just like the convenience of typing one command to update everything instead of having to reinstall the entire system every new update, plus Arch just has better documentation and support in general than any other distro and it doesn't come severely bloated out of the box.

Oh, and can't also forget about how good pacman + yay is.


Stable and LTS releases both address bugs and vulnerabilities; they just don't add features so soon. They're versions that get tested more before being released (relative to bleeding edge releases) however security is something that updates are released for.
From what I've seen, the OSs which make you reinstall the whole system are in the minority. I know that's the case for mobile distros like LineageOS, however with the main desktop distros you just download and install, with the most inconvenience being some extra time spent during boot applying the updates. I do agree about the documentation though, I use the wiki despite not using the OS myself, and the lack of bloat is also a bit of a plus but frankly it really doesn't seem it's worth the relative hastiness of package testing. Better reliability and security are way more central than shaving off some bloat and having new features quicker, I'm certain.


The actual software that sucks less


very lickable feet


But don't go anywhere near her face unless you like the taste of an ashtray.


I would share my desktop but I have a wallpaper of my waifu and I'm a windowsfag so I would get laughed at.


Show us your dual-booted Linux install


Post your wallpaper.






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It's time to post my soilarized rice.


Where are your tabs? The asduo thing?


What tabs? You mean workspaces? super+Asdfuiop keys for switching between workspaces.


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Kinda weird how there's just some white space around the actual viewport in the browser. Also, Epic, haven't seen that in a long time.




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arranged the windows this way just for showcase web browser is always in fullscreen in the first workspace actually


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pretty basic, but works


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>bedrock linux
highly based



> Shell: bash

dafuq? shouldn't powershell be there? is that some kind of bug?


You can have the bash shell on windows since version 10, it basically installs a barebone tty-ubuntu, and it uses WSL or Windows Subsystem for Linux, under the hood to make it work with the windows nt kernal. Not everything works, but a lot does. Maybe this exists because some level 12 linux wizard was forced to use windows at one point, i don't really know.


It just checks the SHELL environmental variable, if it is not set by PS it will not detect it.


How does one even use their desktop?

t. windows user (get it out of your system now)


>How does one even use their desktop?
you can put a picture one it.
you can use it as file manager that lacks 90% of the functionality
you can use it as an unsorted pile of program launch icons
you can put widgets on it, they have very little information and make your computer slow

There was a minetest (opensource minecraft clone) plugin/addon thingy that was trying to make a 3D user interface. It was supposed to mimic the functionality of a terminal but instead of using text commands it used blocks. It was supposed to make it easier to use more complex commands because blocks would allow a better overview.
In addition it was also supposed to replace most of the GUI elements of desktops. For example: you were supposed to be able to teleport into a settings cave and switch around levers and "minecraft art" representations of computer subsystems would visually show the configuration.

That was supposed to run in the background of the desktop, and basically if you put the focus on the desktop it would run a mintest where your wall-paper was going to be. It was ages ago, i don't think it went anywhere. It's also not a new idea, i vaguely remember somebody telling me that there was a doom-2-engine based 3d desktop in the 90s.

All things considered a 3d environment that exploits the 3rd dimension to improve functionality and accessibility for "computer-casuals" would be a nice idea. A lot of system logic could be made intuitive by exploiting the fact that humans are relatively good at spacial reasoning by default. That said I'm pretty sure that nothing will ever replace a text based command-line interface for serious computer users, because computer code will always be text based. The proximity of text based interfaces and programing is the reason for it being the most powerful interface.


I regularly have +-80 tabs open and firefox doesn't use more then 1-2gb of 16gb.


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I am safe under the gaze of Google.
Everything in this place always makes sense.
There are no problems here.




There are no secrets here.


This is a virtual machine… is the picture even yours or did you download it from reddit?



using the terminal within the ChromeOS linux development environment "Crostini"

Linux applications run surprisingly smooth in the CrOS environment.


You're at the mercy of a big tech corp not turning off dev-mode.


meh, idk I don't think that I depend on Google for much of anything actually. In some fringe scenario where Google decides to go fullretard on the devmode stuff then life wouldn't change much, or I'd just use CloudReady of Gallium

Ultimately, because of lack of support for certain software I need for my work, I use a desktop for more serious matters…
The chromebook is just nice to use as a web surfing netbook since it's cheap, built around and optimized for browsing, and because it's so lightweight and efficient, I get 13 hours of battery on the thing which is cool. It runs remarkably smooth given its modest specs.

you don't need a phone number to make a google account, and you don't even need to make or use a gmail address, so you can use one without ever having your irl shit associated with it


>It never ceases to amaze me that people think the fact that they don't even use their desktops is somehow impressive.
What is the point of the desktop? It'd be better if it was better integrated with the file browser. As it stands it's just a folder with a background.


>As it stands it's just a folder with a background.
Yes. Yes it is
Upon logging into your system, you should just be met a full screen'd file explorer which you can't exit out of or minimize… or if you did minimize it, it would just be a background picture… which you can't really interact with by putting files on it…

I don't know, maybe it does make sense
it's just like your literal irl desktop
you plop down your current work that you messing with and it's scattered before you and easy to look at and interact with


>It'd be better if it was better integrated with the file browser.
Many desktop environments do exactly that. LXDE for example uses PCManFM as both a file manager and its desktop display.

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