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Software & Applications / Re: Update Nemo to the latest version
« on: November 01, 2015, 10:58:13 am »
Oh I forgot, thanks a lot PcNetSpec, you're THE MAN !  8)

Software & Applications / Re: Update Nemo to the latest version
« on: November 01, 2015, 10:44:18 am »
Zeb, the webupd8 PPA:
works without issue .. I'm using 2.8.0 from there now and so far haven't noticed any problems (or for that matter any benefits).

But at the end of the day the decision is yours.

If you wanna give it a shot, run these commands in sequence
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemothen
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sudo apt-get updatethen
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sudo apt-get upgradethen
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nemo --quitthen fire up nemo (File Manager) from the menu to restart the desktop.

 - Gave it a shot too and beside the "nemo --quit" didn't work for me, a reboot restore it and it's 2.8. Did not notice anything new so far and haven't found either what's the differences. May be bugs fixes. Still made me feel warm and fuzzy inside about having the latest and greatest version ! ;D ;D

Software & Applications / Update Nemo to the latest version [SOLVED}
« on: November 01, 2015, 06:48:41 am »
There is a new version of Nemo, the file manager, 2.8, which is available now. Since the PM version is rather old (2.45). I was wondering of it is possible to update it ?

The new version is available through a ppa on Noobslab but I think it is only for new installations on Ubuntu.


Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Black and Orange theme
« on: October 30, 2015, 06:41:18 pm »
Looks good ! The orange-black theme seems to be "à la mode du jour" these days. Very popular. Small note about the conky. It's a matter of taste, but I found the minutes readout overlapping the month annoying. You can place it using the voffset command for the minutes in the hermoso_rc file. I brought it down to clear the month.

zebedeeboss's point 3 .. x1000 :)

I've never seen any benefit to distros like Zorin trying to emulate the Windows look .. it's not the skin that confuses new users, it's things like package management, file system layout, application names, etc. .. none of which Zorin can change.

Linux is Linux .. if you try to fool someone into thinking it's like Windows you can GUARANTEE a bad experience .. they should be told (and understand) it's NOT Windows and why, then helped with the transition.

At the end of the day, Linux will never be and has no intention of being Windows (thank god), if they expect it to be they're in for disappointment .. if on the other hand they EXPECT it to be different, they're much more likely to see its positives.

Put a Windows skin on a Linux PC and anyone that sits at it will think "WTF, this PC is screwed up", so when you tell em it's Linux they're left with "Linux is screwed up"

Show them Linux, tell them it's Linux, show them the differences, explain the benefits, and help with the transition by answering questions or pointing them at a friendly forum (not the Ubuntu one, or the Arch wiki), and they'll take from Linux its positives

I'm not even a fan of WINE for the same reasons.

Well permit me to give my opinion on the subject. I repair computers for people and I know what they want. For Linux users, I agree, it make no sense to gave it a windows look. It's even repulsive. For the others who don't know what it is, I have tried to explain them the benefits and advantages of Linux, show them my desktop but in the end, you know how many want to have it ? zero,  not one. There are too intimidated by the changes, look and do not want to spend time to learn another "OS" no matter how great it is. They want to see a steering wheel in a car not a joystick. So I made a Linux computer with the windows look and surprise, now they were listening. I made three so far. When they get to use it, they are way more lenient to accept the differences. After a while, showing them the real thing, they didn't mind at all dumping the windows look.  They even find it fun.

The thing is that we are trying to get more windows users to come on board. Still Linux is struggling on the desktop. But the more people we convince to take a look, whatever the means ( taping a steering wheel on a joystick ) the more we will attract also the best developers. That's what I am after (selfishness really).

HaHaHa - Love it - I just tried the very same thing - How spooky is that

but it does not look real enough for me on Peppermint...  I can't get the menu to change and I haven't worked out yet how to change the peppermint 6 logo on the menu.

Maybe I need to get LHG to do a tutorial for all you closet Windows users  :o

You are right, the PM menu does give away the "clone". Still a lot of windows users do not use it anyway so PM is good enough for me with the most useful program shortcuts (and the right icons) on the desktop.

On the same subject, If you want a more convincing menu using that theme, Linux Mint Cinnamon come with an applet called "starkmenu" which mimic the windows 7 menu perfectly. Also the desktop icons similar to windows come available directly with the system.

I know this is an horror and an insult to all Linux users (or even illegal) BUT it is the best weapon I have used to trick windows users to come over to the "Force". Friends and family are baffle how their desktop resemble their familiar windows pc and they feel much more comfortable to dump their virus infected OS (which I keep fixing). So you can use this to convince them. Slowly I am going to introduce them to the real PM desktop once they are hooked  ;)

- source mod package :
- background image : any windows background will do !

Please DO NOT used that for your day to day PM session or total shame on you.

General Discussion / Peppermint vs Linux Lite (Lxde vs Xfce)
« on: October 24, 2015, 08:04:23 am »
I am playing with both right now and I wish I can merge them together. I still prefer PM but I would really like to get the whisker menu of LL (with the search) and the more advanced settings. I prefer the PM file manager Nemo then Thunar anytime. The LL team has done a good job lately with the "all in one" setting windows. I am not sure which one is faster though .

Probably I would recommend the PM team to go with Xfce for 7 or offer both. Then we'll be in paradise.

Btw special thanks for the PM team and their admirable work.

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: My PM desktop - modern #2
« on: October 17, 2015, 02:12:59 pm »
Finally, a little update of the calligraphy. That's it. Hope you enjoy !
[update : menu button]

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: My PM desktop - modern #2
« on: October 15, 2015, 09:28:38 pm »
Fantastic theme!! :) btw what are those icons on the system tray between the Update icon and battery icon?

The dollard sign shape is the "synapse" search program. They other looks like a screw up. It is probably the network icon.  I was playing with icon themes, may be it did not update correctly.

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / My PM desktop - modern #2
« on: October 15, 2015, 07:11:31 pm »
This is a fun project with this cool desktop image. [ update further down ]

Conky with the conky manager pack :

Theme ;
Desktop theme ;
Theme ;
yallow dark

Icons ;
Icons ;
vivacious dark yellow

Software & Applications / Re: Login-logoff sound
« on: October 07, 2015, 06:26:27 pm »
Ok, the file in the ..config/autostart folder works fine. I don't see that a logoff sound is possible in there but that's good enough.

Thanks !

Software & Applications / Login-logoff sound [SOLVED]
« on: October 07, 2015, 04:21:42 pm »
Is there a quick way to get the desktop to start and stop with a sound ? I can't find it in the menu.

If you want to continue the modern look, try the "michroma" font ! It's cool.

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / My PM desktop modern - a work in progress
« on: October 05, 2015, 05:23:12 pm »
Ok one more, for fun. This one is more modern.

wallpaper ;

conky (part of the manager pack)
simple and elegant conky

theme ;
polar night

icons ;

Windows manager theme ;

and with a file manger window to see the theme.

Enjoy !

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