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.
xfce is awesome, but I was never able to fix the screen tear :(
That wallpaper is lovely.>>46
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.
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>>43
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.
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.
/cyb/ but cozy, nice.
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!>>42
Like it, very minimal and nice minimalist wallpaper. Bonus points for using Arc>>43
Very Comfy indeed. Looks like it's from Nichijou :3>>45
Ghibli make really good stuff~>>51
Not boring at all, again, very nicely color coodinated. Nice Wallpaper too :)>>52
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…>>66
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 :/>>65http://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
Nothing fancy, just gimp. Here is one I made awhile ago for my debian machine.
Loving the comfy Fadora setup as well!
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.
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.
>>120>Would post my desktop but I don't have one.
So how are you viewing this thread?
>>120>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.
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.>>128>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.
Xmonad master race. DWM is cool too.
Dmenu for cleanly launching programs, no terminal.
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.
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
First time I ever post in a desktop thread, that is, besides that tme I posted a black screen like >>128
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.
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
sleep snug, smug
Not the comfiest desktop, but it's still a pretty new machine to me!>>62
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.>>87
I NEED that wallpaper. Just seeing it, it reminds me of summer with me not having anything to do. It's maximum comfy.
It's firefox with some css via stylish.
if you want I can upload my css somewhere
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…>>66
one of my favorites, I love this.>>117
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!
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/
My desktop is sad an not comfy at all, plus it's windows. So many nice linux desktops here
Could I get this WP friend? Thank you :)
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.
But this is clearly customized to look like XP
>>46>void linux>that wallpaper
a true gentleman
Here's my. Love cwm, also thanks for the roll who shared my new bg
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.
Sleep Snug, Smug
Ricing is overrated.
Simple is best.
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?
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.
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.>>303
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.
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. https://rufus.akeo.ie/
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.
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.
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?
What is this meme board and why was it dead for so long?
Pic related. It's mine.>>95>Nausicaa
would you mind posting your wallpaper?
Finally got around to doing my Firefox CSS.
Will do sushichan CSS next.>>280
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.
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.
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.http://arseniyshestakov.com/2016/03/31/how-to-pass-gpu-to-vm-and-back-without-x-restart/
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.
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.
Any chance you could post that wallpaper, please sushi roll?
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
>>455>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.
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
Did you put mac software onto a tower? I know Apple sells some cards with their PC's, but it's terribly expensive.
>>455>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.
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 ?
Nice wallpaper, but is a screenshot?
Yep! You can see my status bar on the left if you enlarge the image
>>65>kali Linux torrent
Is that a good idea at your skill level?
I come to post again
its been a long and winding journey>>503
comfy, despite the lack of ricing. some of those default xfce themes are cute.
Oh thanks! I just try to keep it simple and windows-like.
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
Are you a fellow Lain fan?
Do you have the original of that image or something?
I want to shop punpun god's face in there
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).
I always keep my background as comfy as possible>>396
mind sharing background?
this thread is gonna be 3 years old soon
i remember posting here after the /g/ purge
Sleep snug, smug.
ah, i remember playing a lot of those
Pretty cool. I've been using my iMac G3 a lot lately for old games.