• Post Your Linux Desktop v.2
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I hate this thread. First, I felt like "Goddamn, these desktops look awesome! Why can't my linux look this good?" I guessed that it was because I was using Unity, so I uninstalled unity-2d. I felt like trying out a new Desktop Environment; my linux machine (a laptop) isn't that powerful, so I looked around for a lightweight one, and settled on LXDE. I played around with it for a couple of hours, trying to change some default settings to make it feel a bit more like GNOME. It was pretty cool, but my brother (who was looking over my shoulder at the time) said it looked like shit, and wanted MATE, so we could use GNOME 2 again. I botched the removal of LXDE, so it remains on the logon screen, and MATE irritatingly brings its own versions of GNOME applications, so I've got 2 copies of system monitor for example. Now I'm considering making a backup of my linux folders and setting up Arch Linux with MATE or something else on the recommendations of everyone on this thread. It was 3 PM when I started this. Now it is half past midnight. Damn you guys.
[QUOTE=Poke-Dude;34733304]I hate this thread. First, I felt like "Goddamn, these desktops look awesome! Why can't my linux look this good?" I guessed that it was because I was using Unity, so I uninstalled unity-2d. I felt like trying out a new Desktop Environment; my linux machine (a laptop) isn't that powerful, so I looked around for a lightweight one, and settled on LXDE. I played around with it for a couple of hours, trying to change some default settings to make it feel a bit more like GNOME. It was pretty cool, but my brother (who was looking over my shoulder at the time) said it looked like shit, and wanted MATE, so we could use GNOME 2 again. I botched the removal of LXDE, so it remains on the logon screen, and MATE irritatingly brings its own versions of GNOME applications, so I've got 2 copies of system monitor for example. Now I'm considering making a backup of my linux folders and setting up Arch Linux with MATE or something else on the recommendations of everyone on this thread. It was 3 PM when I started this. Now it is half past midnight. Damn you guys.[/QUOTE] I guess everyone have their own taste when it comes to desktop customization. But, yea, setting Arch up is a good idea if you want to shape it in your own way. If you need a lightweight Desktop Environment, use LXDE as you mentioned. Or if you want to try out a pre-configured distro, try WattOS. Very lightweight, and you can customize it as you wish (after all, it is a stripped down version of Ubuntu using LXDE) I constantly change distros, and right now, I'm on Linux Mint using Cinnamon. I like it, but it is kinda buggy, as it IS in development. With the right theme, Cinnamon can look really nice. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/QR5KF.jpg[/IMG] I really want to set up Arch on my netbook. I can't risk losing all my games that I have on Windows :v:
[QUOTE=q0q;34727448]Lubuntu and Mint are super, super, super duper dumbed down though. You'll never successfully feel comfortable in a Linux environment if your hand is being held.[/QUOTE] I just need a Windows replacement, I don't want a bunch of terminal hangups. Just want to install, customize, and get working.
[QUOTE=P320;34734894]I just need a Windows replacement, I don't want a bunch of terminal hangups. Just want to install, customize, and get working.[/QUOTE] try something with KDE. arch and KDE is what I use, and it works fine. just don't use btrfs!! it's pretty slow, although it finally has a fsck utility, I think. the main advantage with arch is the up-to-date and really comprehensive repository(you'll always be able to find the package usually, without having to add millions of repositories like ubuntu).
[QUOTE=snuwoods;34736599]try something with KDE. arch and KDE is what I use, and it works fine. just don't use btrfs!! it's pretty slow, although it finally has a fsck utility, I think. the main advantage with arch is the up-to-date and really comprehensive repository(you'll always be able to find the package usually, without having to add millions of repositories like ubuntu).[/QUOTE] Are there any arch-based "ready-to-use" distros I could try out a LiveCD for?
[QUOTE=P320;34737528]Are there any arch-based "ready-to-use" distros I could try out a LiveCD for?[/QUOTE] Archbang
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;34738580]Archbang[/QUOTE] Cool, thanks. :)
[QUOTE=Esteedees;34733710]I guess everyone have their own taste when it comes to desktop customization. But, yea, setting Arch up is a good idea if you want to shape it in your own way. If you need a lightweight Desktop Environment, use LXDE as you mentioned. Or if you want to try out a pre-configured distro, try WattOS. Very lightweight, and you can customize it as you wish (after all, it is a stripped down version of Ubuntu using LXDE) I constantly change distros, and right now, I'm on Linux Mint using Cinnamon. I like it, but it is kinda buggy, as it IS in development. With the right theme, Cinnamon can look really nice. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/QR5KF.jpg[/IMG] I really want to set up Arch on my netbook. I can't risk losing all my games that I have on Windows :v:[/QUOTE] You won't lose all your games. Backup first just in-case you go full-on-stupid, the Arch installer has a really easy partition tool (Just choose your Linux partition, select it to format and choose EXT4). Before you reboot to your new installation you just need to uncomment the new Windows entry that GRUB generates. This should help: [url]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Windows_and_Arch_Dual_Boot[/url]
[QUOTE=P320;34737528]Are there any arch-based "ready-to-use" distros I could try out a LiveCD for?[/QUOTE] Chakra is a KDE based subdistro of Arch. [url]http://chakra-linux.org/[/url]
[QUOTE=BBgamer720;34740113]You won't lose all your games. Backup first just in-case you go full-on-stupid, the Arch installer has a really easy partition tool (Just choose your Linux partition, select it to format and choose EXT4). Before you reboot to your new installation you just need to uncomment the new Windows entry that GRUB generates. This should help: [url]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Windows_and_Arch_Dual_Boot[/url][/QUOTE] Yea I've thought about doing that, and I guess I really got nothing to lose. I'm usually cautious with Partitioning any hard drive with windows on it, because of previous misfortunes caused by being retarded when it came to doing so. I'll do that today, if I lose everything, well... Tough luck for me :v:
[QUOTE=Esteedees;34746377]Yea I've thought about doing that, and I guess I really got nothing to lose. I'm usually cautious with Partitioning any hard drive with windows on it, because of previous misfortunes caused by being retarded when it came to doing so. I'll do that today, if I lose everything, well... Tough luck for me :v:[/QUOTE] It's quite obvious if it's your Windows one because it'll say "NTFS". Just don't touch that and you'll be fine.
[QUOTE=BBgamer720;34746702]It's quite obvious if it's your Windows one because it'll say "NTFS". Just don't touch that and you'll be fine.[/QUOTE] Yea I know. Stranger things have happened. As said before, I'm usually not careful. As soon as I get my hands on 3 DVD's (to create a restore disc, you know, just in case), I'm going to install Arch on this here laptop.
[t]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655356/Public%20Photos/Ubuntu/Screenshot%20at%202012-02-17%2020%3A23%3A23.png[/t] I pretty much just installed today, but whatever.
Ah that smell [t]http://i.imgur.com/Ff0t4.png[/t]
I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2 (Today's Daily build) My screenshot looks like his above, only with dual screens.
I'm really thinking about going linux only on my home desktop and whenever I want to play games to just have virtual box with windows setup to play the occasional game.
[QUOTE=P320;34762079]I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2 (Today's Daily build) My screenshot looks like his above, only with dual screens.[/QUOTE] Hot.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;34764258]I'm really thinking about going linux only on my home desktop and whenever I want to play games to just have virtual box with windows setup to play the occasional game.[/QUOTE] A real install is vastly superior, but if your games are viable via Virtualbox, I don't see why not.
New install, need wallpaper, suggestions? Running GNOME Shell on Ubuntu. 1366x768
[QUOTE=nikomo;34765224]New install, need wallpaper, suggestions? Running GNOME Shell on Ubuntu. 1366x768[/QUOTE] If you don't mind browsing through some for a while this website is great. [url]http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/downloads/date/any/[/url]
[QUOTE=Elfy;34764906]Hot.[/QUOTE] I just did a reinstall. I could only get dual-screens working properly in Unity 2D though, doesn't matter if I use the open or closed drivers; the results are the same. :/ And at login, it glitches for a split second, and I could see my Windows 8 wallpaper. Does this mean there's residual stuff in memory between OS reboots? Why else would my Windows 8 wallpaper flash at me in Ubuntu?
[QUOTE=Anthrax713;34765359]If you don't mind browsing through some for a while this website is great. [url]http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/downloads/date/any/[/url][/QUOTE] Also, don't forget Wallbase. [url]http://wallbase.cc/toplist/0/12/eqeq/1366x768/0/100/32/3d[/url]
[img]http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/6494/201202191416151366x768s.png[/img] I wiped the factory bloat from my laptop and made it dual-boot Windows 7 and Arch. The desktop image was rendered into text with a small program I wrote on my desktop computer. I'm trying to find an easy-to-use PNG library for C, or muster the will to learn to use libpng, so I could run it as a kind of an automatic filter for any desktop background, because I think the effect's cool :)
[QUOTE=ThePuska;34769789][img]http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/6494/201202191416151366x768s.png[/img] I wiped the factory bloat from my laptop and made it dual-boot Windows 7 and Arch. The desktop image was rendered into text with a small program I wrote on my desktop computer. I'm trying to find an easy-to-use PNG library for C, or muster the will to learn to use libpng, so I could run it as a kind of an automatic filter for any desktop background, because I think the effect's cool :)[/QUOTE] care to share the program? I love this effect.
Infected Mushroom next weekend, London! Can't wait.
[QUOTE=nos217;34731710][img]http://i.imgur.com/gAeBg.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/FSgEU.png[/img][/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Voxxik;34561422][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/nLzuY.jpg[/IMG] I think I finally like my Awesome WM setup enough that I'll stick with it for a while instead of messing with it all the time.[/QUOTE] I have been looking through this thread for some time, and setups like this still intrigue me a LOT! First, nos217, what font do you use? I have seen you use it quite a few places, and I love (!!) it. Second, Voxxik, the buttom bar you have? How did you get that done?
[QUOTE=kaukassus;34775228]care to share the program? I love this effect.[/QUOTE] I really just want the background for my desktop. ^_^
[QUOTE=wauterboi;34806218]I really just want the background for my desktop. ^_^[/QUOTE] [url]http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1239/outputt.png[/url] Here is the original post from ThePuska: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1160420?p=34768646&viewfull=1#post34768646[/url]
I'll have to load it up in Photoshop later to make it fit this screen.
Sorry, the program is too horrendous and I won't share it the way it is. It does ugly stuff like accessing system-wide settings to turn off subpixel rendering. I'm still working on the clean version, which I will release if I manage to finish it.
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