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Old 07-08-2018, 03:42 PM   #3211
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I got myself a second-hand Dell Latitude. Even though this thing is only a dual core 2.2Ghz i3, it's stormingly fast in comparison to my netbook - a single core 1.6Ghz Atom. Compile times are so much quicker on this. I imagine if I ever went to Slack on my desktop [which currently runs Debian on a Q8400, compile times would be like grease lightning for most packages].

Anyway, here's my first go at getting it looking halfway decent after installing Slack on Fri night.

EDIT: just found out this laptop has a wifi hardware killswitch, excellent.
That's a pretty awesome wallpaper, where did you get it?
 
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:48 PM   #3212
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That's a pretty awesome wallpaper, where did you get it?
Glad you like it - here it is:

https://hdbackgroundspot.com//storag...ckground-5.jpg

And more lasciviously tantalising black abstract walls:

https://hdbackgroundspot.com/article...act-background
 
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:34 PM   #3213
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Here's mine at the moment; still using the Awesome window manager.
https://imgur.com/a/ghrDAtV
 
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:28 PM   #3214
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Latest setup running on a ThinkPad T480, just added 240GB Toshiba RC100 NVMe Solid State Drive to compliment the 512GB NVMe. Current is running super fast on this laptop. Cannot wait until the Slackware 15 release, seems like a rolling release the past 6 months. (Not meant as a negative comment)

https://i.imgur.com/91ZFva7.jpg
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:19 AM   #3215
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Here's mine at the moment; still using the Awesome window manager.
https://imgur.com/a/ghrDAtV
Very nice. Link to wallpaper?
 
Old 07-09-2018, 09:51 AM   #3216
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Simple. XFCE4, Minwaita theme, Nuvola icons, Arc-Simple_Dark-10 window manager theme.


https://imgur.com/ARwpaHAl.png
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:35 PM   #3217
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Generally I'm a KDE guy and left my lightweight WM days behind me in the mid-2000s... but as of late I've been feeling a bit nostalgic for my old favourite, IceWM. So, here's my current icewm setup:

https://i.imgur.com/jserf9H.png

Using the IceSimple theme - https://www.box-look.org/p/1018247/ - which was based on the Metacity "Simple" theme, which I always liked in the early GNOME 2.x days.

Last edited by Poprocks; 07-09-2018 at 03:50 PM. Reason: better img file... I'm old and can't Intern.et.
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:03 PM   #3218
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Even with the ole Netscape logo. That brings back a lot of nostalgia! Also, the smell of a Pentium frying... good ole days.
 
Old 07-09-2018, 04:36 PM   #3219
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Even with the ole Netscape logo. That brings back a lot of nostalgia! Also, the smell of a Pentium frying... good ole days.
Haha, yes! I've yet to reconfigure IceWM to look to the /usr/share/icons/*/*/*/*/*/* (etc.) directories to find icons. So I just threw the Netscape icon in there for Chromium for now.

I love running programs on modern hardware that have been written to run reasonably well on old hardware. IceWM just flies.
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:48 PM   #3220
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I love running programs on modern hardware that have been written to run reasonably well on old hardware. IceWM just flies.
I feel the same way. Many were written to be fast on systems that are appallingly slow by current standards. With present hardware they are blindingly fast. It's good times.
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:55 PM   #3221
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IceWM was fast on a Pentium 1 166Mhz (those were the elite Pentiums back in the day, an improved 133Mhz with all the typical Intel bugs fixed), can only imagine how fast it would be now. Imagine evilwm on modern hardware!
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:05 PM   #3222
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You know what's also funny, IceWM and, indeed, many lightweight stacking WMs are quite usable, even for beginners once they're reasonably set up.

I think if I were to get my grandfather in Linux, which is quite possible as I'm reaching the end of my patience level trying to help him run Windows 10, I would either put him on Linux with IceWM, or just get him a Chromebook or tablet.

The constant nagware on Windows 10 legitimately scares many seniors. If I had him on Slack with IceWM, he would be VERY comfortable with the interface (click here for the Internet; click here for email) and he would like how it stays out of his way.

He started on Win95 and the transition to XP and 7 were quite smooth since I could just put him in classic mode. In a funny way, IceWM would be MORE familiar to him than Windows at this point.

Also, not that grandpa would need this, but IceWM has XDG menu support now, which is VERY nice.
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:26 PM   #3223
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How true. IceWM would be like coming home. It is good to hear these old standbys are still being maintained.
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:15 PM   #3224
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Very nice. Link to wallpaper?
Here; https://i.imgur.com/2A3psz8.jpg
 
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:54 AM   #3225
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LXDE, with a nice spoopy wallpaper:
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