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Arch Desktop
by zhuravlik on Sun 27th Dec 2009 17:23 UTC
zhuravlik
Member since:
2009-08-24

More than year on Arch Linux. I'm happy to feel the full power and simplicity of system management at the time. I don't have reboots, don't have pre-installed "fat" software. I i'm not googling for manuals - just wiki.archlinux.org contains all needed information.

I don't need sophisticated desktop environment, so I'm pleased by lightweight window managers: Openbox at the past and Awesome for now.

I migrated to Arch from OpenSuSE, which was too slow for me. And I migrated to OpenSuSE from Windows, which was a true nightmare with plenty of reboots, unusable configuration tools and so on.

I'm using Pcmanfm as file manager, Firefox as browser, xterm as terminal, mpd for music, mplayer(no gui) for video.

The full history of my desktop adventure is here:
http://zhuravlik26.deviantart.com/gallery/#_browse

And most notable:

Windows more than one year before:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/117251753/Windows_Again_by_zhura...

Some Arch/Openbox screens:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/118187687/ArchLinux_Rocks_by_zhu...
http://www.deviantart.com/download/123660583/Current_ArchLinux_by_z...

Latest Arch/Awesome screens:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/146099349/8_12_09_by_zhuravlik26...
http://www.deviantart.com/download/147533011/22_12_09_by_zhuravlik2...

The latest is a screen of my current desktop. ;)

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