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What do YOU have installed?

Discussion in 'Installing Linux' started by Aremis, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Aryvandaar

    Aryvandaar Active Member

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    Packages I have installed but I don't remember.
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    Fedora 21 with KDE, mostly because I work on RHEL systems every day, so it's convenient to have my work system using something similar. I've got a rant somewhere regarding my feelings on Gnome 3, although I have to admit I haven't looked at it in about a year, so I don't know if they've addressed my complaints or not.
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    I am using Deepin OS 14.2. It's made in China and comes with some goodies to make everything work.

    I tried Ubuntu and Mint and some others in the past but I couldnt like it. This distro is my kind of thing.

    http://www.linuxdeepin.com/index.en.html
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    Still on Arch 64-bit here, and the broadcom-wl driver works again thanks to some bright Gentoo heads that made a patch which has now been implemented by the broadcom-wl AUR maintainer. So I can finally use my wireless network on the 3.18 kernel.

    Desktop environment
    • Xfce
    Default shell
    • zsh
    Sound server
    • PulseAudio
    Internet
    • Firefox
    • Thunderbird
    • Pidgin
    • Transmission
    Media/Productivity
    • VLC
    • Gimp
    • LibreOffice
    • Evince
    • Bluefish
    • Gvim
    • Bluegriffon
    • Audacious
    • Audacity
    • OpenShot
    Gaming
    • Steam
    • DosBox
    • Mupen64plus (N64 emulator)
    • Dolphin-emu (Gamecube/Wii emulator)
    • PlayOnLinux
    I have also changed my Xfce theme once again. My most recent guides show the theme I use now, a much brighter theme.
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    I had previously heard about the deepin Desktop environment, but I have to admit that I was not aware that it was a DE developed specifically for a distro. Deepin seem to be developed with a big focus on ease of use, the screenshots of the desktop environment also look very stylish so I can understand the attraction. Seem to be a good alternative along with the more well known Ubuntu and Mint for people who want to install fully featured desktop OS without needing to spend a lot of time learning to configure everything.
  6. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Ah now I see... You like the mac-ish desktop environment. Thats cool. I was wondering what made you like Deeping more than Ubuntu or Mint
    I like the Win-like desktop environments. I rarely use Mac so of course I want to stay with something familiar.
    At the same time I am using Ubuntu 12 on my Chromebook and really don't mind it.
    Its not the best, but its not horrible either.
    The one thing that annoys me is opening more than one Chromium browser or more than one Window at the same time.
    I can't figure it out.
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    I did liked the dock. I did turned it off though since the dock crashed/lagged a bit too much. I went to the classic Windows 7 taskbar like look and the taskbar behaves better. Still a few niggles here and there like, sometimes, the Steam icon still looks like I got the program running while it is not.

    No, the feature that sold it the most was the incredibly simple install and the contral panel like pictured in the screenshot below. That control panel is so damn sexy.

    The OS is a bit heavy-er on resources compared to others though and not 100% bugfree. Nothing groundbreaking or anything and from what I have gathered they are going even more HTML 5 with the ui in next releases.

    Certainly a unique and sexy approach to UI design!

    [​IMG]
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    That control panel IS pretty cool...
    I wonder if I can install this desktop environment in Mint?
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    A quick Google gave me the following link; http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-linux-deepin-desktop-on-ubuntu/

    It is for Deepin 12 so you need to update the links to the newest version but it seems it is possible. Too advanced for me though hehe.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I will check synaptics package installer as well.

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