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Desktop R8 or H8 thread Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 18:12:19 [Preview] No. 6309
No desktop thread? Lets fix that.

I'll start with my laptop

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 18:32:13 [Preview] No. 6310 del
>intel CPU
>over 2k packages

lmoa I bet you don't even fucking use libre/coreboot

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 18:45:59 [Preview] No. 6311 del
If you value your privacy, consider Iridium.

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 20:04:34 [Preview] No. 6312 del
There is literally nothing wrong with using GNOME.

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 21:04:46 [Preview] No. 6315 del

Pig disgusting. Looks like Mac OS 9 had a baby with Windows 98, except they decided to abort in the 2nd trimester. Then put the fetus into a Cuisinart. Is that color scheme intended to cause nausea?

Naming your machine RichardStallman while using a distro that's not approved by the FSF is weird. I don't really care, because I find rms's autism trying sometimes, but if you're going for irony, why not just install Windows 10 and name the machine RichardStallman?

2/10 You get 1 point for using Linux and another because it's Debian instead of Devuan. But that's the best I can do.

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 21:34:22 [Preview] No. 6318 del
While I am going for the ironic desktop as a joke, I am genuinely curious, what would your desktop look like?

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 21:56:46 [Preview] No. 6319 del
A lightweight, bleeding edge libre desktop with minimal bloat. Parabola GNU/Linux with sway (i3 for Wayland) as the window manager. I'm looking into getting a Chromebook with libreboot, as that's more modern than ThinkPad's and actually contains free EC firmware by default.

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 22:07:03 [Preview] No. 6320 del
I don't know a whole lot about Chromebooks. Which one were you looking to buy?

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 22:15:26 [Preview] No. 6321 del
The one supported in libreboot, duh.

Anonymous 08/16/2016 (Tue) 22:27:36 [Preview] No. 6322 del
I hope you know that you need software graphics rendering to use it bloblessly.

Anonymous 08/17/2016 (Wed) 01:11:07 [Preview] No. 6327 del
this. the gpu bios isn't free, even with libreboot. Contrary to x60 that is actually free, except for the EC, but you can disconnect the standard keyboard and use a external one.
But thinkpad is shit anyway. I had two x60, both died when I opened then to remove the blobs (WLAN, bluetooth, etc). The motherboard is thin as fuck, you can literally fold it with two fingers. Also, x86[*] architecture itself is not free.
If you want free hardware, these new RISC-V powered boards or, read this:

[*] http://danluu.com/cpu-bugs/

Anonymous 08/17/2016 (Wed) 02:31:04 [Preview] No. 6331 del

Anonymous 08/17/2016 (Wed) 03:11:35 [Preview] No. 6333 del

The centerpiece of mine is a wallpaper of your mom gaping her asshole after I wrecked it.

Anonymous 08/17/2016 (Wed) 09:51:00 [Preview] No. 6351 del
I do. I don't need video acceleration because I'll be using it for browsing and writing text only.

Anonymous 08/29/2016 (Mon) 21:30:00 [Preview] No. 6573 del
If you value privacy don't use any Google spin offs.

Anonymous 08/30/2016 (Tue) 10:12:07 [Preview] No. 6574 del
Gentoo + i3wm + rxvt

No point posting screenshots.

Anonymous 09/09/2016 (Fri) 06:09:40 [Preview] No. 6677 del


Anonymous 12/17/2016 (Sat) 22:32:38 [Preview] No. 7653 del
Well hello.

Anonymous 12/17/2016 (Sat) 23:03:02 [Preview] No. 7654 del
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Anonymous 12/18/2016 (Sun) 03:57:02 [Preview] No. 7660 del
Change your pizzagate wallpaper thingie OP. Is Linux pizzagate? Pretty sick dude. You know these elite prey on us. Why must you prey on me with ASCII spirals? Fail! What a retard yea its looser than windows. The new version looks like apple so you can stop this little glitch music hobble you have there. Windows is the winners choice. You can make a desktop like the apple with the sliding blade panel. Just stop it. You look like a Russian troll. Go tinker in your own back yard and stop subverting the technology board with your deranged spiral nonsense. I know all about how Putin is boottin' little kid porn on political foe's computer to ruin their lives. Nice job Russia. First you got this abhorrent pedophile occultist spiral. This Debian The swirling elite . These Russian airheads went a step further and tried to say Bill Gates is not white. Have you seen the xyz scandal? ,xyz is basically an illegal company. There is no way that neanderthal is not controlled opposition. Nothing can De-ape that face.

Anonymous 12/18/2016 (Sun) 04:01:18 [Preview] No. 7661 del
Not everything with a picture of a comet is connected to Comet Pizza.

Also that background isn't directly related to Linux in any way it's just OP's choice.

or is this satire?

Anonymous 12/18/2016 (Sun) 04:03:36 [Preview] No. 7662 del
This sounds like someone pretending to be "masonnigger" to subvert the board.

Anonymous 12/18/2016 (Sun) 04:12:18 [Preview] No. 7663 del
and besides, plenty can be said about Microsoft and Windows being tied to masons too (Club of Rome and CIA)

i'll take this as satire Anonymous 12/18/2016 (Sun) 17:09:13 [Preview] No. 7666 del
i really missed this kind of posts, gj anon, maybe you can replace our old entertainer TP

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Anonymous 01/08/2017 (Sun) 22:18:56 [Preview] No. 7805 del

Anonymous 01/09/2017 (Mon) 13:56:19 [Preview] No. 7809 del
is vlc bad?

Anonymous 01/09/2017 (Mon) 22:00:38 [Preview] No. 7812 del
why would you use it over mpv?

Anonymous 01/11/2017 (Wed) 16:28:48 [Preview] No. 7821 del
its not bad, but mplayer and mpv are better alternatives for videos. For music you could use mpd or lxmusic+xmms2 whatever.

Anonymous 01/11/2017 (Wed) 16:30:16 [Preview] No. 7822 del

Anonymous 01/31/2017 (Tue) 18:37:24 [Preview] No. 7899 del
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Seeing as /desktops is dead, rate me cunts.

Anonymous 02/01/2017 (Wed) 12:38:23 [Preview] No. 7900 del
It's noice

Anonymous 02/02/2017 (Thu) 09:41:31 [Preview] No. 7903 del
bg is cool, colour scheme is interesting, not a fan of flat design nor your choice of software/de. points for using debian though

there is no discernable theme, no bg, konsole, icons on desktop and your gtk theme is broken eg your' applets.

plan9 is cool but fugly

What is that colour scheme in your editor? I really like it. The rest is quite low effort though.

10/10 the pinnacle of modern desktops

I never have been a fan of desktops which are "too" uniform in colour because when programs display other colours the effect is ruined. That said it really is very good. 9/10 point removed for bsd you cuck

Anonymous 02/02/2017 (Thu) 21:49:54 [Preview] No. 7908 del
A wild anon appears.
I need to ask, why are mplayer and mpv better then vlc? Is it because they have better image quality? Sound quality? Or is it because they have more options for messing around with?
Also, why is MPD better then, lets say, VLC, when it comes to music? Is the sound better or is it because you get more potions to mess around with it?
Sorry if these things may be obvious but i am an uninformed anon and would be quite pleased if someone told me.
If anyone can recommend any software for viewing images then that would be nice.

Anonymous 02/02/2017 (Thu) 21:57:29 [Preview] No. 7909 del
less clutter

Anonymous 02/02/2017 (Thu) 22:05:13 [Preview] No. 7910 del
Is that it? There isn't any gain in sound or image quality? None of them can open certain files that lets say VLC can't?

Anonymous 02/02/2017 (Thu) 22:06:37 [Preview] No. 7911 del
Also, what do you mean by ''less clutter"? Do you mean they take up less space on the disc or the UI is cleaner?

Anonymous 02/02/2017 (Thu) 22:46:59 [Preview] No. 7912 del
Most web browsers (at least Webkit and Gecko based ones) use hardware acceleration for scrolling and rendering oddly enough. While you can still use them without hardware acceleration, it is far from ideal.

MPD is nice because there are a few terminal frontends for it and you can use them to access MPD remotely (for a headless media server for instance). Personally I use VLC for most video things and only switch to MPV if VLC fails at something (which does happen from time to time).

As for image viewers, I have tried at least half a dozen of them for Linux and not a single one I have tried so far does everything well enough to be usable. Some still think its the early 2000's (when the relevant patents expired) and will not open animated gifs properly, and others will simply hang on extremely large images and/or use massive amounts of memory (not everyone has 16GB of ram to throw around). For some images I have no choice but to use a web browser of all things to look at them. My only hope is that one day Irfanview is ported to Linux so there is at least one image viewer worth a damn.

Anonymous 02/03/2017 (Fri) 10:26:41 [Preview] No. 7914 del
>why are mplayer and mpv better then vlc?
well, there are rendering options such as vdpau and vaapi but that's a pretty muddy area to draw comparison. There isn't really any difference for image or sound quality unless you are streaming, which is where vlc got its' bad reputation, mostly in the bad old days as a mozilla plugin.

>why is MPD better then, lets say, VLC, when it comes to music?
this is purely an interface thing, nothing to do with sound quality. I personally use deadbeef for music and the interface, keymappings, ability to display track name on desktop and etc. make it more comfy as a music player. Options are also simpler and its' easier to configure than the options in vlc.

>If anyone can recommend any software for viewing images then that would be nice.
I use the standard one that comes with mate "eye of mate" but to be fair, they are all pretty lame. There are no "advanced" image viewers.

>None of them can open certain files that lets say VLC can't?
Actually most use the same backend libs such as gstreamer and xine, so they can all pretty much play the same stuff.

Anonymous 02/03/2017 (Fri) 12:27:42 [Preview] No. 7919 del
>There isn't really any difference for image or sound quality
>purely an interface thing
>they are all pretty lame
>they can all pretty much play the same stuff
How lame. I thought there might be some software that beats what i am currently using but they are all the same thing with a different face.

Anonymous 02/20/2017 (Mon) 12:46:19 [Preview] No. 8052 del

-1 for no slstatus
-1 for gimme-a-headache colour scheme

Anonymous 03/06/2017 (Mon) 12:28:58 [Preview] No. 8157 del
10000x this, I prefer MATE, but there's nothing wrong with GNOME imho.

Anonymous 03/06/2017 (Mon) 17:45:37 [Preview] No. 8158 del

Anonymous 03/06/2017 (Mon) 20:19:37 [Preview] No. 8159 del
Thank you for your concise yet informative reply. This sure added to the discussion.

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