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Because why even Linux if you aren't gonna customize the living shit out of your desktop?

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  • 14
    I used to spend hours upon hours customizing my desktop.

    I think now I turn on whatever is most unobtrusive and ... leave everything else alone.

    I find myself more concerned about what is up in VS Code or whatever tool now than the OS itself.
  • 8
    @N00bPancakes Same. I often don’t even have a desktop background, and certainly no icons.

    If I wasn’t a web dev by trade, I probably wouldn’t even start X.
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    @N00bPancakes @Root yeah I know it's mostly pointless, but I've got some free time and a taste for eye candy, so why not?
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    @10Dev

    Nothing wrong with making yourself at home in your OS.
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    @10Dev 😅 I didn’t mean to ridicule! It looks great and I sort of miss doing this, honestly.

    I’m so focused on work now that I don’t have time for really anything else, and I absolutely hate it.
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    Once I find my one true distro I'll install KDE and use a Win98 theme. No hours of customizing, it'll be already perfect.
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    @c3r38r170 I strongly recommend Manjaro. It’s got the rolling-release model of Arch, access to the AUR, and incredible customizability, but it’s easy to install and has great hardware support as well
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    @10Dev That's one of my candidates, but there are 2 issues: systemd and the not-so-minimal minimal installation.
  • 0
    @ostream Absolutely. I am incredibly burned out right now and struggling to even do the simple tickets.

    It’s a recurring problem for me: I don’t pay attention to myself and don’t know my limits.
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    Desktop? Linux users don't need a desktop. They just need a command line interface. Skadoosh.
  • 1
    Because it just works and that's what is actually important: a functional system
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    Awesome
    While I do see that it is in fact kinda pointless to spend time to make a desktop look nice ( because in the end you have squares with information in them anyways ) I do enjoy tinkering around with some possibilities in changing looks from time to time.

    I would say my setup atm is pretty basic and functional - which is always the thing I end up with over the time :D

    But would you be willing to share you conky.conf? I would like to steal some of your style settings :)
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    @10Dev whey - this is awesome!
    Thank you a lot for sharing. will update my conf tomorrow and happy to share results as well!
  • 1
    Because... no fuckity with the build tools and such.
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    Best desktop is an empty desktop
  • 0
    I have my dotfiles, been carrying them for a couple of years now since I switched to i3.

    I am on gnome I don't care, I just change the theme and that is it.
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    My desktop is all black, like my heart.
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    Now a days the only customisation i do is to make background of terminal transparent, so i can see whats happening in the background.
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