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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.


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Laptop rice. I think my status bar looks too crowded with the music module showing, but I don't want to remove any other modules since they they're useful.


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Based. I like your laptop emacs theme. Idk if I'd say the bar is crowded, does look a little THICC tho

Mine is very minimal at the moment, and I need to rice cmus. Trying out gccemacs, it's snappy and I haven't ran into any issues yet, anyone had any experience with it?


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Standard mac-themed KDE; the rice life is not for me anymore

You can hide the network name and only display the icon, as well as hiding the date from your clock.


are you reading a screenshot of a web page?
I know that is more bandwith efficient with soydev sites, but not marxists.org


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Well Here's mine hope you all like it:


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i got a new thinkpad. why install arch when fedora just werks00ae ?


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my shit, don't really ow how to customize Xubuntu that much, but I really like what >>6413 has going on.


and they say linux isn't for gaming

but you do have protective measures like firejail for those proprietary binaries right?


Do you still have to use launchers and shit like steam for those games? Or at least buy them through a launcher?


Yeah unfortunately I still have to use steam.


Yeah, shit kinda difficult on Linux having to deal with 1000 different distros to release shit on I guess, you can’t just put shit in a repo.


No, it is tor browser, which I don't tile for obvious reasons. I moved it to the right hand side to show my themes clearly.


Based Debian and theme. Cringe gamer moment
A bit boring but nice wallpaper and colours.
How do you want to customize it?


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I guess your laptop does not have 3 Xinerama screens :^)


Idk, I kinda like the window theme that the Debian guy has, aswell as the font.


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It never ceases to amaze me that people think the fact that they don't even use their desktops is somehow impressive.


Fucking awesome. Why Acme?
I basically treat my desktop as a desk or workspace. I don't want shit everywhere cluttering it up. The most important applications I have open with a keybind, and that can be done with all the applications you have there, and it's a lot faster than clicking (not to mention I can do it anywhere without having to first, clear my workspace, and then find it on my desktop). In terms of folders, how often do you find yourself opening that firefox folder, or supertuxkart folder? Everything I need to edit I can quickly find in emacs, or if I need a good terminal Ranger, if I need to do some weird stuff I can open the file browser, but it's just not a regular enough occurrence to warrant it permanently cluttering my desktop. This is my rationale anyways.


>I basically treat my desktop as a desk or workspace.
So you say, but what does this actually mean? If you don't put anything on it, then you're not actually using it at all. Might as well stick to a file manager and window manager and eliminate any bloat. The purpose of a desktop is to access files quickly. If you're not using all sorts of shortcuts, symlinks, .desktop files, etc., then you might as well remove it.

>how often do you find yourself opening that firefox folder, or supertuxkart folder

I admit to being a little disorganized at the moment, those are both temporary folders for compiling.


Well I put whatever I'm working on on it (applications) and sometimes paper (files on the desktop) however I clean all this up daily so it isn't cluttered with stuff I don't need. I don't really care about the bloat meme, here I'm gonna use emacs regardless so may as well use it as much as possible. I would argue desktop links are far more bloat, since they are visual distractions and far less efficient than having a keybind. Like you say sometimes temporary files stay on the desktop or too long, but overall I keep it clean so I only have to look at what's relevant.
>The purpose of a desktop is to access files quickly.
Most people have a launcher to search for files, I just type super+space and can then type any file or folder and open it, as opposed to clearing screen -> finding the folder with my eyes -> taking hands off the keyboard to click on it.


That looks like shit, though. Really niggas use tiling windows managers to maximize screen space and usage. Part of the benefit is looking dope, too.


I like because it looks pretty :)


I have enough tiling shortcuts in my window manager to be useful, I don't understand the hype behind dedicated tilers.


>That looks like shit, though.
I didn't realize a work environment was for impressing onlookers.


I’ve been using Gentoo for about 3 years now and I’m getting tired of always dealing with dependency conflicts every single update. I want to switch systems to something more reliable but I don’t want to lose too many of the features portage offers. I hear portage is based on BSD, should I just take the BSDpill?
ps I’m not going to switch to Arch, so don’t say it.


xbps perhaps?


I have that on my Mac mini and it’s pretty nice, but installing packages from source using their “templates” seems like an annoyingly manual process that Gentoo simply doesn’t suffer from. plus it doesn’t really seem like there’s much of a community around making user-made templates to any scale similar to Portage’s “overlay” community.


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Acme really has a lot of potential, though I mostly use it with troff (>troff|page) at the moment.
I actually plumb webpages into a series of scripts (see the tarball; it said unknown file extension, so please remove the .txt) with lynx -dump and some text massaging (mostly removing unnecessary breaks hence 'br').
It also fetches non html files and plumbs them again.
Unfortunately lynx handles links poorly, they are given a reference number (that the content obviously interferes with) and all the lynx at the bottom, so fixing this will either need a dedicated filter script or acme program.
At the moment I am working on a simple zettelkasten system, that either opens a matching filepath in the $ZTLDIR, or an acme style listing of a matching directory path at button 3 and allows you to edit or create any hierarchy on button 2.


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It is my understanding that functional package managers like Nix and Guix allow for declaratively customizing packages via compilation options. This system is not as powerful as Gentoo's USE flags, but it does offer enough that any Gentoo user would be interested. Nix and Guix also make it a lot easier for you to install binaries along with source compiled packages, since you don't have to rely on binhosts and such. I think the main advantage for you here would be the way these systems handle dependencies, allowing for rollbacks and whatnot. Might be what you're looking for.

Read these if you're interested, they talk about Gentoo a bit:


Shame the Guix project leads stabbed Stallman in the back. I have no expectation for future stability when people like that are in charge.


thanks a lot, I’ll check it out


you have any further info on that?


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Both look really cool. I'm hesitant to give Nix a go since it just looks like the necesseray shit before something great like Guix can come along
>for reasons of finding few jokes offensive
>Le all my actions are excusable because they were just jokes meme
Stallman fucked up, if he put more effort into making sure the movement thrives after he inevitably leaves than he did writing edgy 'jokes' we wouldn't be having this discussion

Kek this dude actually quotes /g/ posts on this
>Trannies: Making autistic people kill themselves. I never had a problem with them before, but now I do.


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Linux noob reporting in. Pls no bulli


>I'm hesitant to give Nix a go since it just looks like the necesseray shit before something great like Guix can come along
Honestly, the only issue with Nix is the language, which is subpar at best. It's not bad, but well… it's not a Lisp either. Give it a try. Nix is currently at a much higher stage of development than Guix, and has a lot more packages in its repository. There's also a few features like nix flakes which I don't think Guix has.

Few suggestions: declutter that panel/status bar. Also go into the Cinnamon desktop settings and change the alignment a bit so that desktop icons aren't hidden behind the bar.


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>juche dotard
you have ascended I see


why aren’t you using red star OS?


That shit looks old.


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anyone who isn't using this as the background is a revisionist


>the 2020s


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reviving this thread with my shitty persistent live usb, reminder; Arch is the distro of insufferable capitalist retards


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Arch is the vanguard distro that will lead the desktop revolution by buiding Linux with GNU characteristics


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tranoid.rs posting


Based, but
I do like the rice though.
>Dracula colours
>Transparent on writing
Needs some jouissance, a little spark
I know nothing about this, is it good?


some chinese guy already defeated rust's fastest web framework, actix-web, with c++


also you misspelled receiver and persistence


It’s a good distro I’d recommend to anyone starting out with Linux if they want something stable and secure.


>Tfw the old thread is getting bumped above this one

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