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  1. noahdvs

    Most beautiful Linux distro

    So you came to a thread about appearances to rant about GNU and licensing you don't agree with... We get it, you're a *BSD fanboy.
  2. noahdvs

    Most beautiful Linux distro

    I hope you realize the desktop is userland.
  3. noahdvs

    Most beautiful Linux distro

    Well, like I said, it's a matter of taste. The GTK3 CSD header bars you can get with newer versions of Chrome and Firefox look awful to me and don't really save much in the way of screen space. You can't really call that theming inconsistency if it's consistent with the rest of the system. If you'll excuse the music, here's a video I found showing what the GTK3 CSDs currently look like in GNOME 3:
  4. noahdvs

    Most beautiful Linux distro

    You mean the title bar? That's more a matter of taste, but you can disable system title bars if you want. I use title bar menus, so the title bar serves a purpose on every application that exports and app menu (mostly Qt, but Electron apps and Chromium/Chrome do it too).
  5. noahdvs

    Most beautiful Linux distro

    Did you set the GTK2 and 3 themes to Breeze? Some distros do that by default, some don't.
  6. noahdvs

    Most beautiful Linux distro

    KDE has theming inconsistency? I'm not sure what you're talking about. What settings? KDE has more options for eye candy than most DEs.
  7. noahdvs

    Most beautiful Linux distro

    Every Linux distro. Just get a DE and a theme you like.
  8. Yes, it's safer than writing down your passwords or trying to remember them yourself. It allows you to use unique, long, randomly generated passwords for every account without having to remember any of them. Doing that greatly improves your security and keeps hackers from getting into other accounts even if they do get access to one of your accounts. I personally use KeePass though.
  9. noahdvs

    Best android emulator for windows

    Android Studio comes with an Android emulator. Not sure about Windows, but it performs well enough on Linux.
  10. noahdvs

    Fuchsia OS

    You know, Linux already has a large amount of customization and layouts. It's far more mature than Fuchsia, so you don't have to wait to try something new. You can also already answer texts from a Linux PC, sync notifications and use your Android phone as a remote control for the PC via KDEConnect and it's easy to use. What do you mean "actually understands the latest devices and actually connects them on an operating system level"? That's literally what an OS does. If it didn't understand and connect to them on an operating system level, they wouldn't work. Also, Fuchsia uses a microkernel, so it's actually slightly less connected to the hardware "on an operating system level" than a monolithic kernel like Linux or hybrid like Windows NT. No idea what Cortana has to do with continuity between hardware platforms. I'm not sure exactly what Google plans to use Fuchsia for, but I'll take a long time for it to replace existing operating systems, if it replaces any. The biggest problem with Android has nothing to do with the UI, but how unmaintainable older smartphones are. So many smartphone manufacturers just distribute drivers in the form of binary blobs instead of contributing drivers to the Linux kernel. That make it very difficult to upgrade to newer versions of Android (or Linux) without breaking support for some of the phone's hardware. This leads to there being many different versions of Android in the wild and none of them being well maintained. If your phone is more than a year old, you might not get any security updates and probably not in a timely manner if you do get any. Unless Fuchsia becomes the next Windows, I'm not sure Fuchsia will be any better in this area than Android. What Google would gain from moving to Fuchsia is total control over development of the kernel, which could be good or bad.
  11. You can make a Picroft: https://mycroft.ai/ If you have the Raspberry Pi 3 model B, you don't need a Bluetooth or WiFi adapter.
  12. noahdvs

    Free sound effects?

    You could always make the sound yourself. It depends on what kind of sound you're looking for, but there's a good chance it's not that hard.
  13. If you're dead broke and plan to use an emulator, I'd hope you spent any money you did have on a good PC or the emulator will run poorly. I'll be much easier to just buy HL2 on a Steam sale and plug in an XBox controller to play it.
  14. noahdvs

    Deleted Cinnamon from Mint

    I know and that's good. I wasn't telling you to use IceWM, just telling @EPENEX that i3wm is not a good thing to recommend here. You seem like someone who just wants something light and simple with no hassles. i3wm is a highly configurable tiling window manager, so it would be quite different from what you're used to.
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    Deleted Cinnamon from Mint

    IceWM would be more appropriate for the OP than i3wm.