I installed Conky, now how do I use it?
There should be a rule that you can't post a picture of a default desktop with just the wallpaper changed (which I assume the person is probably just posting it to say, I'm cool, I got Linux, I'm a hipster, etc.) unless it is an exceptionally nice wallpaper :D.
I went pretty barebones...
GNOME2 and Compiz. I still love me some Gnome2.
(System monitor on the bottom was left over from me using that while getting conky setup, its not there anymore :V)
I looked at Gnome 3 and promptly stopped caring.
Gnome 2 + Emerald + Compiz = Invincible. However, I've since switched the theme to something else which is pretty similar.
I want something more minimalistic though. I see a lot of minimalistic screenshots in here and I'm gonna figure out what it is. And run it. With an iron fist.
I'm going to sound either really dumb or smart for this, but I kind of want a notification bar (like the Android) as... I guess an applet on the Gnome Panel, just so I know when people write on my wall or someone mentions me in IRC or something, lol.
sort of curious of what the advantages are for linux and how it works exactly.
For me, it's because it works the way I want it to work. Windows works, and I encounter less problems on Windows, but that's because I don't get the chance to tinker with things in Windows. If I have a problem in Linux, I generally will be able to fix it either on my own or with some light google-ing.
I use linux on a spare machine because it's nerd fun. In practical use, linux is real nippy-like and is great for devs.
I use Linux for productive reasons. Instead of spending lots of time doing some dumb (but required) job in a limited GUI, I can type a command in the terminal and seconds later, the job is done.
When I'm developing stuff on Windows, I usually use MinGW + MSYS to get the job done. Everything else just .. Seems slow and cluttered and .. Not really logical.
Just got Linux Mint, been playing around with themes and stuff.
The theme is Shiki-Wise (included with mint) with my own modifications.
I'm not sure I like the wallpaper, any suggestions would be awesome.
Don't really bother using it with my desktop, but that's what it looks like on my netbook.
I was just pointing that out, it's a really nice desktop anyways, I have a setup close to that too.
EDIT: Broke my automerge. Nice.
Look at THAT beauty!
Also, I saw this neat command courtesy of this guy that lets you create a neat fractal background by the command line. There's probably some other things you can do with it as well. It also needs imagemagick to work.
Code:convert -size 1280x720 plasma:fractal background.png
It's much more likely to have actually been a glitch of sorts.
can anyone help me out though? it's not debian 6, it's ubuntu based