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Show off your Linux desktop

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by pixelot, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. NB-R

    NB-R Notebook Enthusiast

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    Why try and imitate a Windows clone. You can be far more radical with X/FD.
     
  2. TANWare

    TANWare Just This Side of Senile, I think. Moderator

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    There is nothing wrong with doing a clone. Fact is there may be a lot more of that. Now that Microsoft wants to covert the new offerings to Internet Service rather than a true OS alot of their users may be coming over and looking for a comfort zone.
     
  3. TANWare

    TANWare Just This Side of Senile, I think. Moderator

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    Have KDE behaving well. While Windows has give up on glass I am glad to see transparencies are still with Linux GUI.

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  4. Zeratul

    Zeratul Notebook Guru

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    Ubuntu.
    Theme is Ambiance-flat-manilla.
    Icons are from Vivacious-colors-full-dark.

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  5. TrueZ0D

    TrueZ0D Newbie

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    Some of my old linux desktop configurations...
    DISTROS: Debian, Backtrack, Crunchbang and kali

    All them use only Fluxbox or Openbox, conky, idesktop, an maybe tintbar...

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    Kirbot Newbie

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    Newt618 Newbie

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    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
    Theme: Yosembiance
    Icons: Numix Circle
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  8. zakazak

    zakazak www.whymacsucks.com

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    Arch + GNOME (minimized installation) + Touchscreen + Conky

    GTK-Theme: Numix
    Icons: Numix Circle
    Font: Infinality MS Fonts
    Wallpapers: Some pics of my car -> let me know if you want them
    Conky: Self-made config
    GNOME Extensions: Activities configurator, MMOD Panel, Ping indicator, Remove dropdown arrows, sound output device chooser, topicons, workspace indicator

    Nemo instead of Nautlius
    XFCE-Terminal because I like it

    GNOME-Minimized installation: http://files.bestmail.ws/Arch/setup/GNOME-Minimized.txt
    My Arch setup: http://files.bestmail.ws/Arch/setup/Arch-setup.txt
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    GNOME: Because of performance, very user friendly, perfect as my daily driver at home, work, gaming, .... no troubles, no bugs :)
    Arch: Because of simplicity, pacman, bye windows-spying and because I can pretty much build the OS the way I want it and only with the features I want it to have.


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  9. jsc1973

    jsc1973 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Because I've used the Windows UI for years, I'm comfortable with it, and to be honest, I think it's about the one thing that Microsoft ever got right (and then they botched that with the abomination called Windows 8). I've switched to Linux as my primary OS on both my computers (the only OS on that laptop) because in my opinion, it's better than Windows--faster, more reliable, doesn't spy on you, isn't bloated with unnecessary garbage, and is free. If I choose to configure it as a "better Windows," that's my choice. Funny, but I always thought the FOSS movement was about having choice, was it not?

    I'm not interested in "radical," I'm interested in what works best for me. To each their own.

    Exactly. I've actually converted a few of my friends to Mint by demonstrating this particular configuration and showing them that they can have the same setup that they've used for years without enduring the suckitude of Windows 8/10 and without spending a dime. Some of them don't even realize they're using Linux until I tell them. That's a good thing. Most people want their computer to "just work" the way they're accustomed to. Show them they can do that without Windows and they will.
     
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  10. z31fanatic

    z31fanatic Notebook Consultant

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    Mint 17.3 Cinnamon on a Dell Latitude E6440
    MBuntu-Y-for-Cinnamon theme

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