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 No.39[Last 50 Posts]

Resurrecting the desktop thread. Post desktops, you get bonus points for a more comfy and homelike desktop, and whoever has the most points wins (1)snug smug hugbug(pictured)


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There you go!


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Starting with mine, now-
Windows 7, which I've used since 13~ or so.
I'd like to customize it more, but I dont wanna use rainmeter. Im trying a few linux distros on virtual machines. I quite like antergos with the KDE desktop, I can get at lots of settings and customization from the GUI instead of textfiles and cli stuff, like im used to in windows. Though, it seems heavy as a sack of lead, so I'd only use it on a desktop. Properly learning arch or void and configuring fluxbox or openbox would probably be hard, but it'd be good for a laptop.
It is a repost, but I've not changed it too much since. The only significant things are a second monitor and mactype, which'as just kinda hurt the aesthetic because I cant figure out good settings for both latin and kanji.


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Unrealistically not busy + unrealistically busy


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xfce is awesome, but I was never able to fix the screen tear :(


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Nothing like a frame from a Studio Ghibli film for a desktop background.


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Here's mine. Running i3 desktop on Void Linux.


That wallpaper is lovely.
I'm enjoying toying with void, in a VM. It makes it seem like linux will be easy to learn, if I just spend some time with it, even though actually turning it into a useable system feels daunting.


Is there any guide/place on how to test and configure DEs nicely on *nix systems?
I currently don't know anything on the matter and I've been wanting to migrate from windows for once and stablish a comfy system, but it all seems so big and I don't know anything about GNU/linux usage.


Being in the same position, I use virtual machines. VMware workstation player works nicely. Antergos has a good few DE options in its installer, and y'could download other iso's for ones that it doesn't have.


oh, and configuration, that depends on the DE and the software as far as I can tell. Some DEs come with alot of GUI for configuring them, some dont, and im not sure if they even have it. Without such programs, its editing text files. I imagine, certainly for me at least, that to someone totally unfamiliar with where linux keeps everything, and how its config files work, itd be better to ease into it with gui stuff+hand editing for some things it doesnt work so well for.


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boring palette i know


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nothing l33t, just comfy and usable. I normally make a lot of my own wallpapers, but I haven't got around to it since I lost my old ones in an HDD failure.

Also yes I know
>Gnome 3
but it runs fine on my shitpad, and with a few tweaks its comfy as all hell. (I highly recommend a tiling window's add-on)


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I can't for the life of me use Windows, and I wish I could.
When I was little my family used macs, (both parents were artists and OSX, well OS8 back then, provided them with the tools they needed) so my first computers were always macs. Later on when I took an interest in technology, I began learning linux by throwing TahrPup on a shitty laptop and diving in.
I mention this because someone gave me a pc to play some Gaymes on, and I can't seem to even begin to work with windows, its all so foreign.


it looks great, I love something simple


this poster is me btw


I actually had an OS9 blue imac as a kid, but then I started using windows for games. Some years later, I felt the way you do about windows trying to use my mothers macbook.


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are you me?
pic related was my first interaction with a computer, and I still own it today.


Yeah, just like that. Mine disapppeared at some point though, I dont recall when or how exactly.


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the black on the upper right is just an ip tool that shows me what ip im under at the moment. its to check to make sure my vpn is on when i'm out and using the pc on unsecure wifi.


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as you can see I've started learning python again


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It's been a little while.
I feel like my desktop is pretty comfy though


/cyb/ but cozy, nice.


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For some reason I actually like this. I mean, I am not a fan of the old classic Windows Theme, but I can appreciate good consistency in color scheme!

Like it, very minimal and nice minimalist wallpaper. Bonus points for using Arc

Very Comfy indeed. Looks like it's from Nichijou :3

Ghibli make really good stuff~

Not boring at all, again, very nicely color coodinated. Nice Wallpaper too :)

What tools do you use to create wallpapers? Oh, and very nice btw. Kinda reminds me of the Zune software (in a good way).

>>61 Hehe, I had a iMac too. IIRC it was a iMac G3, a blue one. I had OS X on mine though. Good times. I usually made mine sing :D
Oh, and I used Notepad.exe using Darwin lol. At some point I just used it as an alarm clock (set to auto-turn on, the Gong sound would wake me) until I eventually sold it…

Probably my favorite. As >>67 said, very /cyb/ indeed but I like that kinda thing. Looks like it took a lot of time and work to set up though :/

http://diysrc.com/wp-content/uploads/46-400x311.png :)


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>http://diysrc.com/wp-content/uploads/46-400x311.png :)
How dare ye
I prefer clustered desktops, however I had to clean mine up a bit

btw discord is ghay, null


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Nothing fancy, just gimp. Here is one I made awhile ago for my debian machine.

Loving the comfy Fadora setup as well!


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Nothing too fancy I know, but still, it's definitely an upgrade how barebones my last desktop was.


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For maximum comfort i recommend floral wallpapers (i'm too lazy to rice the shit out of my desktop)


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Seeing floral wallpapers like that makes me imagine a broader theme for windows and stuff that gives most everything ornate patterns of some kind or another. Probably subtle and flat ones, but still.
I imagine itd be very hard to make work well.


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summer time~


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The black blobs are potentially personally identifying things that I redacted out of paranoia.

My current set-up is rather bland, but one of these days I'll get around to installing something other than Debian (probably Void Linux) and then I'll tweak and polish it.


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Heres an old one of mine.
My current desktop is a mess.


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>a drive called 'shit'
Made me laugh.


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What's chitose-1.jpg?


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A boringly similar picture to chitose-2.jpg.


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Very nice icons and colors.


I spy a lainon.

Would post my desktop but I don't have one. Haven't used one in years and see no need for it.
These threads are still a fun view though.


>Would post my desktop but I don't have one.
So how are you viewing this thread?


>I spy a lainon
Look closer and you'll see he's using windows. Nobody in lain uses windows


Back in 2014(or maybe early 2015), a majority of detectable users on lainchan were using Windows.


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You might consider it a black screen but it is really just a screen without anything being displayed.
Most things need to be spawned by my interaction before I can do anything with it.

Viewing this thread in a full screen web browser, no taskbar, no status bar, and no border around the browser. That is using all screen space for the one task I am working on.


I'm not using Windows baka.
>You might consider it a black screen but it is really just a screen without anything being displayed.
That doesn't make sense. Are you using a terminal browser?


I think he means he does everything from the shell. No desktop, workspaces, terminals organized on it, *just* the bash or zsh or whatever shell. So, no desktop. You can still start programs like firefox from the shell though, I did a few times toying with void.


Ya this.

Xmonad master race. DWM is cool too.
Dmenu for cleanly launching programs, no terminal.


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Thanks for the advice. I did some investigation with the VM and realized installing arch wasn't difficult at all.


I tried dwm, couldn't get into it, went back to awesomewm. I've thought of trying xmonad. Actually using ubuntu's default wm now. I like the binding of programs to mod+num, but its windowed, so I don't recommend it.


DWM is meant to be barebones. You may need to edit the source code and recompile it to your liking.
There are also patches on the suckless website which add in commonly desired functions.

The best part is how lightweight and fast it is, great for an old laptop.


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I like this. I had the same setup running on an XP machine, with all the bars and background tinted shades of pink. It was pretty gay, which I like


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First time I ever post in a desktop thread, that is, besides that tme I posted a black screen like >>128 said
But I got a very comfy, er… desktop experience? Just look at it okay? looks good, feels good, hm good.


Looks comfy. What window manager are you using sushiroll?


CWM (calm window manager), I'm just learning to use it. It is minimal and highly configurable so it doesn't get in your way much but I'm not used to stacking WMs


sleep snug, smug


I like the 2ch wallpaper.


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Wow, it's actually Windows ME.


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oooh, youu showed links to an imageboard I didn't know, im gonna go over there and SHIDBOST >:D


Are those meguca and /moe/ I spot there among your pinned tabs?


Actually it's bun but bun is too lazy to make his own favicons




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these look very very cute n comfy


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I try to keep it minimal. Low screen space.


I probably should have expected as much.


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sleep snug, smug

Not the comfiest desktop, but it's still a pretty new machine to me!

I loved using those Macs in middle school; definitely the reason I continued on with MacOS in college.

This is my first desktop Mac but I'm really enjoying it so far. I miss having a nice GPU sometimes, but it still runs games pretty well.


How did you make the browser so clean looking? what are you using? I love this.

I NEED that wallpaper. Just seeing it, it reminds me of summer with me not having anything to do. It's maximum comfy.


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It's firefox with some css via stylish.
if you want I can upload my css somewhere


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This is the updated desktop, still nothing special, but it's simple, intuitive, and snappy so I love using it. Funny story actually, I thought this computer was dead after shorting from a glass of water spilled on it, but a month later and it fires back up like nothing happened. God bless thinkpads tbh…

one of my favorites, I love this.

maximum cute

loving how minimal the image viewer is, what are you using?


He's using feh, but I'd personally recommend sxiv instead.
Just as minimal but much more complete (proper gif support, …). It's also scriptable.


thanks for the tip sushi roll!


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I finally got on board with customising win7. It's comfy.


I plan on doing this once I install winblows on my new PC. How hard was it sushi roll?


Not very. I just followed the info at http://nanami-tan.info/


thanks m8


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I don't even have a desktop background anymore.
Haven't bothered with looks at all.
Mostly because I want X to be lightweight so I can use my virtual machines on this 9yo laptoptablet.

Could compare to >>151 but I deleted the post ha ha ha


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My desktop. I'm using Cinnamon on Debian on a 4k monitor. I will cry tears of joy when perfect high res support graces this world


My desktop is sad an not comfy at all, plus it's windows. So many nice linux desktops here


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The desktop. My euphoric X201 needs many repairs of which I can't afford.


Could I get this WP friend? Thank you :)


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yo! think I got it from a /w/ thread


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Neato, fam.


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just some average screens with windows 10


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>max 4 files
>fatal error no nVidia
>GTK3 still broken
Olds and news, grab these


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And a couple old ones more.


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Here's my desktop. Be gentle, I'm new here.


The monitor placement seems rather weird to me, how does that work?



I have my laptop in front of and under my second monitor, which is a different aspect ratio. It's not as weird irl as it is in the screenshot, trust me.


Ah, what website is that in the last picture? The url is blurred out, but I'm rather interested.


I intentionally blurred it out, please understand.


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Ricing sux


But this is clearly customized to look like XP
Sweet anti-rice.


rainmeter is comfy but it takes a lot of work


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this is my main computer right now


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>void linux
>that wallpaper
a true gentleman

Here's my. Love cwm, also thanks for the roll who shared my new bg


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Here's my Windows setup. Wallpaper on left was taken from a thread before Itamae disappeared. Have an Arch partition that I still need to finish up. I'm thinking something wintry for the wallpaper. Also looking at using some of the icons from http://www.hybridworks.jp/, but I'm not sure what I'd use them on.


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here's mine, still new to the whole ricing thing but I like how it looks right now.


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maybe one day i'll learn to rice


Sleep Snug, Smug


>Crystal Castles


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Ricing is overrated.

Simple is best.


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Second this.
I hardly even get vim and zsh because I don't even use most features and am often fine with vi and /bin/sh.
I just have a bunch of dotfiles in a usb drive with some very basic configuration like the xterm colors


Wtf, srsly! Do you browse sushichan with lynx?


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This is finally coming along.


of course not, I just don't rice.
Like getting zsh and configuring it to shit, it's just a tool and I only go as far as to install it, sometimes (mainly because I'm lazy). The same with vim.


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I have vim installed but vi works well enough that I would rather type "vi" than "vim". I am sure you understand.
Still using bash because of it being default and dash/sh doesn't have the command history.

If you really want a basic term then check out st. All of the suckless programs are pretty cool. Dmenu is mandatory on all my setups.

Not that sushi but firefox for main browsing with lots of addons like noscript and vimperator (vimperator for that 100% screen usage browser window, no status bar or location bar etc.) and links2 -g for various other browser tasks.

As you see in the picture, links is a very simple and comfy browser.


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sleep snug, smug.


You guys have all of these cool custom desktops while I'm stuck with Win 8 and Mozarella Fiorex. How difficult would it be to install Linux (or some other geek-approved OS) on laptop? I don't use the laptop anyway, so I'm up for experimenting. It has an SSHD disk (I think?) that's supposed to be a hybrid of HDD and SSD, if that matters. Win 8 came with the laptop, so I thought I would have to get rid of it first somehow.


Takes about 2h.
1. Download image of your choice
2. burn it or make a bootable thumb rive
3. install full package
4. sudo apt-get -i [anything you miss]
5. update and have fun

There are plenty of tools to automate the first two steps and the installation is as foolproof as it is under windows if you choose Ubuntu, Mint or some similar distro.

You will at first encounter some issues like a new GUI and stuff, but I am sure you will find your way brave adventurer.



I want to add to that other sushi roll's post by saying your bootable USB drive or DVD has programs created for doing so.


This one usually works, but there might be better suggestions.


the fish shell is extraordinarially comfy isn't it


what do you use fish for that you can not do in bash or other shells


Not him, but I've tried to setup the stuff fish can do in zsh but I dont actually understand shells and wasn't able to make alot of it as pretty/comfy/clear as in fish. This is, of course, with extensions.


Yeah, it's also really useful to not have to retype commands all the time.


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It suggests auto-completions for your commands based on command history/available arguments.


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So does zsh.
While being fully bourne compatible and not having a web interface for configuring.
Does fish support !! yet? I find sudo !! to be rather useful.


No, I don't think so, but fish has pretty syntax highlighting, so there's that I guess.


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I always loved how Windows 95 and OS/2 looked, so when I finally switched to Linux I wanted to recreate this feeling (and push all out of my 640x480 which I still used at that time, tehe). The result is this. Old Microsoft raster fonts when available, 16 color background and such.


interesting but i do not think i need that but thank you for the explanation


Nice, old OSes had the best GUIs. Can you post you wallpaper?


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What is this meme board and why was it dead for so long?


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Pic related. It's mine.

Mah nigga~


would you mind posting your wallpaper?


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Sure thing. Sorry I don't have it in 16:9, I just set the desktop background color to the background color in the image using the xfce settings.


thank you!


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please no bulli


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I forgot to do a screenfetch so here it is


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an older desktop havent bothered to rice my current


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Finally got around to doing my Firefox CSS.
Will do sushichan CSS next.

We have the same user name and thinkpad.


sushi pls show me your ff CSS
i love the way the pastel blue color theme combines with the striped down minimalist UI
did you have to change the gtk theme to get the scrollbar like that?


You can find my i3 and VimFX configs there too. I use the , key and . key to open menus for RequestPolicy and NoScript respectively. Took me 3 hours to figure work that out. >.>

My scrollbar is like that by default, but yeah it's GTK theme.




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still the same minimal look because practicality, saving space on a small screen.
This is kinda nice now though
still need to make yuukacolors on KDE again, uwaa.


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and not staged, now
cwm is comfy, window groups is nicer than workspaces
on a different note, one could probably work entirely from the tty more easily than I'd once thought.
>fbterrm, ucimfm


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I'd like to switch to a certain linux distro, but have been putting it off. I don't like Windows 10 much, nor Windows 8, Windows 7 was the nicest, but I'd like to just find some linux system that works good. Also hesitant cause I don't know whether my games/visual novels and shit would run on linux. Windows 10 is really cancerous though.


if you aren't sure maybe trying the distro in a vm first will help you decide without losing your windows install, sushi.


Since you clearly sound new to the world of Linux, my recommendation would be Linux Mint. Simply because it's pretty stable, is extremely similar to Windows 7 out of the gate in terms of UI and like most popular distros is very simple to install and comes with plenty of great software.

As far as games are concerned do you have most of your games on Steam? Because there is quite a lot of games on Linux these days. Otherwise, I would just have a spare computer with Windows on it and have it completely separate from the Internet and just install games from something like GOG and then have your main computer have Linux Mint on it.

When in doubt about games, just look it up.


Don't delete W10 from your drive whatever you do. I'm a Linux guy, but I somehow always find myself needing certain Windows software at the most inopportune times. Job application software(weird right?), school applications(usually just communication things like Skype), and the occasional game is nice of course. Despite their simplicity, I've had lots of trouble with VN's and WINE.


Unless Skype has killed their Linux client, I thought there was always a Linux version, it wasn't as good as Windows or Mac but it was there.

Plus, Skype is also browser based. Job application software? I'd like to hear this, most jobs I've dealt with have always been browser based, so I thought that OS didn't really matter much.

>VNs and WINE

This, one thing that was holding me back when I attempted Linux was VNs. I gave up using Linux full time long ago but I've always felt that many people could make the switch just fine.


Hmm, I see. Thanks for the replies. I think that if VNs have trouble running on Linux then that's a bit of a barrier for me. What I'd like for Linux is a Windows 7-like system that I can rice up real nice, but unless I get some interests in coding/programming, it's probably more worth it to get Windows 7 instead.


To be completely honest, I feel that ricing a Linux distro is a waste of time depending on what you need your computer for.

You don't really need coding skills to truly enjoy Linux. Especially if you just need your computer to browse the internet.

But if you are saying you'd be better off with Windows 7, that's cool too, not everyone wants or needs multiple computers. Only issue is that 7 has like 3 more years left of support.


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its comfy yet functional


Ricing is for fun. I rice one of my computers, but leave the other one mostly stock, its fun but not strictly necessary. Though I do find using RARE WINDOW MANAGERS can make using a laptop actually nicer, cwms window groups instead of workspaces are sweet.
Though, when I sometimes wake up nanami-tan for some particular game or something, I think "wow, this really is a mess isnt it?", and find I like my stock linux DE better as a normal desktop thing, in general.
What'd be great is a big impossible overpriced computer with two huge GPU's, one for the linux host and gaming on it one for the win7 VM,and 32 gigabytes of ram, 16 for the host and VM.
I dont have any coding skills whatsoever, also.


Sushi I really don't know what you use your computer for but before spending needlessly on a "big impossible overpriced computer" consider that the linux host does not need more than a basic gpu or even the integrated gpu and as for ram you can easily get away with 8GB for linux host and windows passthrough vm.

Here is my free -h looking at this site with an addon bloated firefox.
> total used free shared buff/cache available
>Mem: 7.8G 435M 7.1G 1.1M 216M 7.3G
>Swap: 0B 0B 0B


I would have to agree with >>420, and I would even go a step further and ask myself if I'm actually going to game all that much, because maybe you really don't need all that horsepower and therefore you could spend a lot less. Because you could just have a 400-600 dollar gaming PC that'll be great for a long time and still be able to run your VMs.


no, no, I want to play any games available on linux on linux, so the host would have to be able to do vidya too, so two GPUs, and giving nearly all memory to a VM sounds scary. Realistically 16 GB would do, though.


I'll have you know that it's possible to bind and unbind a GPU to a host and a quest without even needing to restart X in between.
Only available on AMD cards, it seems, and I haven't tried this setup because of that.
And, while 8gb can get a little small for windows when multitasking seriously, my 16gb split equally to a virtual machine and host has been working just fine.

If you have the money to spare, do go and have your fun, but there's a lot to save for not much lost.


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Making some minimalist CSS for sushichan.


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In the process now of replacing a lot of software because I'm getting tired of the new trends of technology. Seamonkey is a great web suite. Also been using MobaXterm for a couple months now and it excels over everything else I have used in the past. Also got rid of my second monitor as I don't use it but for a chat window monitor. Reducing my clutter and possessions and this is extending into the digital realm as well. Was going to install Linux but I don't want to dual boot and there is too many Windows applications I'll need in the future and I don't want to have to use WINE. Trying the best I can to use some unix applications and make the best of what I have.

I know desktop icons aren't in style now to people but I like to have them available because Windows search is really slow once you have multiple HDDs and lots of data. Might have to use one of those third party search applications and disable Windows search, which I really don't want to do.


I recommend Launchy. I used to use it when I was still on Windows. It's similar to using dmenu.


I believed I used that in the past before and it had problems properly finding files and programs that I needed. I will try it out again and hopefully it works well. If I can get it working to my liking I'll disable Windows search and indexing and make my system even more lightweight with resources.


You have to add your executable dirs in the settings if you don't keep them all in the default locations.

For lightweight Windows, I also disabled the default explorer.exe shell and replaced it with bbLean.


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Ah, I was just too dumb to figure it did this for me. I've been using launchy past couple of days now and been loving it. I got rid of my desktop icons since I'm using more and more keyboard shortcuts to launch everything and using keyboard shortcuts in many programs. This is now my updated desktop.


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Here's a screenshot of what is going to become my gaming/entertainment PC. I wait to finally get a controller for this thing that doesn't get ignored by every game but one and maybe a graphics card.


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It is pretty much a slightly themed GNOME. I would normally use something a bit more light weight like i3wm, but I have been in a weird mood lately where I have not been as willing to tinker with my OS, which is also the reason why I am not really using Firefox nightly builds or uzbl. I hope that is OK.


Any chance you could post that wallpaper, please sushi roll?


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New desktop, still working on it.

a few question sushis
is someone knowledgeable with lemonbar
do somebody knows how to change palemoon css? because I can't find userChrome.css


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Found by reverse image search.


for palemoon and other browsers in the same family you should download stylish or osprey. after you download either of those you create stylish sheet thing or what ever it is called for "http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"


thanks sushi!


>do somebody knows how to change palemoon css? because I can't find userChrome.css
If you don't have it where it supposed to be (like i did), try to create it.

Is it dwm? Looks great. I'd be grateful if you give some advices on styling it that way.


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Switched away from Windows to Linux couple weeks ago. I was the guy customizing my W7 machine. School ended up never requiring me to use Windows outside of classes this semester so I just drop Windows. Now my house is fully Windows free.


thanks, I'll try to find the directory.

It's bspwm and the bar is lemonbar. Everything is almost stock I just changed the fonts and the terminal colors. I'm working on it but I suck at ricing lol



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My goal is to post my desktop on every image board with a desktop thread.


Did you put mac software onto a tower? I know Apple sells some cards with their PC's, but it's terribly expensive.


>is someone knowledgeable with lemonbar
I use lemonbar along with bspwm. There are plenty of guides how to do it with updating every second or so, but that's a dirty hack. The official bspwm repo has a nice sample configuration (https://github.com/baskerville/bspwm/tree/master/examples/panel) without doing so, and it's pretty neat.


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>>280 here again
I've changed a lot of stuff since my last post, everything is fauux themed now


oh, yes I'm using that one. I have a problem tho, when I try to add items to the right they get overlapped. Is there a way to put one next to the other ?


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Nice wallpaper, but is a screenshot?


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Yep! You can see my status bar on the left if you enlarge the image


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>kali Linux torrent
Is that a good idea at your skill level?


Wallpaper, please?


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I come to post again
its been a long and winding journey
pretty wallpaper


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I was curious about it as well, finding it via image search was pretty easy.


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Thank you.


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comfy, despite the lack of ricing. some of those default xfce themes are cute.


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Been using Mac OS X for a little over 10 years now. I liked it a lot, but feel like the computers, the OS, and the software isn't as nice as they used to be. Been thinking about going back to GNU/Linux for desktop use for a while now, but no idea what to use as replacements for software I use on Mac OS X. Fiddling around with GNU/Linux (CRUX) on my laptop, but finding out what works well for me takes time, and I don't think I have anything worthy of a screenshot yet (it's just a plain stock i3 setup with a black background).


Oh thanks! I just try to keep it simple and windows-like.


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Running Fedora 26 on the T420 I just purchased.

My other machine is a Libreboot'd IBM X60 running Void w/ i3, but this is so much comfier.


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Just started re-ricing my desktop for the first time in years, still work in progress but I like where it's going


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Nice. Decided to switch from my Ubuntu system I posted the other day.


What is this picture from? It looks like TRIGGER but I'm not really that much into anime.


I think is Adiane from Gurren Lagann


i wish i had more shiro


You must not be the roll im thinking of. There is 4sushi roll who is obsesed and lurks /pol/ and /g/ constantly.
Kind of a weirdcool guy


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Nice dekstop!
Are you a fellow Lain fan?


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normally i just use fullscreen cause im using a laptop. if i try to waste space like all the ricers i cant read very well (._.)

also, solid color desktop makes me think "its time to do stuff," whereas with pictures i just stare at them.


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Aye. Let's all love lain!


Do you have the original of that image or something?
I want to shop punpun god's face in there


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I don't have it but I guess you could shop it over the same image, since it's gonna be shopped anyway?


I almost never use floating mode but it looks nice for screenshots. Included my vim config since that's where I spend most of my time (just finished the mangadex downloader you see).


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Forgot picture, of course…


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I always keep my background as comfy as possible



mind sharing background?


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>>1277 Nice, I think my current background (I have a rotation) is from the same source -


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here you go


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I'm sure I've posted this before some place. Hasn't changed at all because I just like it too much.


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Went with something minimal here.


this thread is gonna be 3 years old soon


i remember posting here after the /g/ purge


Sleep snug, smug.


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Great games on an old system.


ah, i remember playing a lot of those


Pretty cool. I've been using my iMac G3 a lot lately for old games.


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Did a full re-rice of my system the other day, going for a comfy look over functionality (used to be no gaps or padding) this time around.


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Took me many hours to get familiar with i3, but now it looks rather pleasant. It is still very basic, but that will change over time.
Now I have to automate most frequently used programs and set up ergonomical coding environment. : )

Too bad Linux doesn't have a proper music player / library, MusicBee under Wine is not very stable.


have you tried lollypop?
It's very similar to the musicbee


Yeah, i'm somewhat frustated with music players on Linux. The only one i could find to have a 'random album' function was DeaDBeeF; it is good and may fit what you are looking for.


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It might be somewhat boring but it never gets old.


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You reached final stage of ricing, congratulations.
Tested Lollypop, it is enough for now. I might just switch to some cli player later. And Deadbeef just crashes my whole system, I do not even bother checking why.

Also, new color scheme.


Now you just need to make the bar and mint symbol transparent and you'll transcend to the rice fields.

>And Deadbeef just crashes my whole system, I do not even bother checking why.
This program is problematic, i could only install it in some recent version of mint. Before i tried and tried and nothing worked.
Oh well, doesn't matter now that you found another suitable player


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I haven't been ricing anything in almost a decade.


Very nice!


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I distro hop frequently so I don't find a lot of pleasure in ricing.


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lol sushi we have the same background!

this desktop thread ain't big enough fer the two of us


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Number 3, chiming in.
I actually have mine set to slideshow, changing randomly every hour, but this one is certainly one of my favorites.
Also yes, it's default manjaro cinnamon, pls no bulli


lol, is this the official sushichan pape?
I also use it regularly. So its already 4 sushis using it.


Another one chiming in, it's in my list of rotating wallpapers.
That makes five of us!


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Make it six.


Oh god my desktop thread is still up all these years later
I dont even really see a 'desktop' much and its just a wallpaper
I found a cute macos9 gtk theme though. Its slightly busted, but its nice.


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Bad res, I know, but it's the subject that matters. The second image is my lockscreen. The artist is @nzzcsm.


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i like to keep it minimal.


no ice.


Sleep snug, smug. (:


Cute Jill


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uh, that's it I guess?


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how can i do this?
I'm in Linux i miss my ppc mac


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resurrecting ded thread


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another screenshot


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Stock i3wm just werks

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