Perpetual Linux Distro Thread

Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by Geo, Mar 30, 2002.

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  1. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    I find it frustrating how the Gnome devs think it's their sole responsibility to lock Linux down to their way, and their way only simply because of a reliance on GTK. Honestly, my upgrade to 18.04 may involve a shift to a Qt based distro.
     
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    2019 is year of 'write your own window manager' (or use wmutils like me)
     
  3. Quadbox

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    The year of the write your own windowmanager was about when robert nation released FVWM back in '93 or so ;p
     
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    Enlightenment is nice, or XFCE. The world is great away from GNOME.
     
  6. Quadbox

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    The world is great if you use a tiling WM :p
     
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  7. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Well, it looks like more folks are upset at UI devs fiddling where they don't belong:
    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/05/open-letter-stop-gtk-theming-distros

    Interesting that the flip side to this is people thinking visual uniformity is the necessary way to get desktop users on board (on an environment that invites tinkerers and customisation, no less).

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  8. Quadbox

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    The thing that cracks me up is does anyone ONLY use gtk apps or ONLY use qt apps? of course not. So it's not going to be uniform anyway. As we type this I've got open unthemed chromium, hexchat using unthemed gtk, matlab using java's (I assume swing?), spyder using qt, and texstudio using I assume qt as well. None of them look identical and it makes precisely zero difference to their usability :p. Add anything using electron, wx, (*hiss*) tk or whatever and all bets are off
     
  9. GumbyNoTalent

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    More NO GUI apps and more cli is the new hipster trend.

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    Just to clarify, hipsters are finally seeing the light and embracing the *NIX Philosophy, only issue I have is they are usually writting it in Javascript.
     
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  10. Quadbox

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    Writing it all using electron, with a lua API for configuration :p
     
  11. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    It's bullshit. Pisses me off so bad.

    Even Windows runs two mishmash UI's in the one OS.

    Valid point! I never thought of that.
     
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    Which major distro(s) has support for factory reset (like those available on mobile OSes)? Thanks
     
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    Are there any decent Wayland based GUI's yet?
     
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    Sway is really really, really, really good
     
  16. Quadbox

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    ^^ this.
     
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    Sway does look awesome. Is it easy getting wayland and sway on latest mint? Or do I have to switch distro
     
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    You can alleys check the repo or launchpad
     

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