alqm

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alqm wrote

I think MATE fits better in your description of the DE you want. It is based on GNOME 2, which was everybody's loved one back in the day. MATE kept the traditional and lightweight interface but moved to newer technologies, such as GTK+3, and they plan to support Wayland soon.

I used it for a long time on a netbook with 2 GB of RAM. By itself, the DE uses around 500 MB of RAM and feels light on CPU. Composition is very basic and can be disabled at the click of a checkbox.

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alqm wrote

The Brazilian news sites are only talking about this today. Right-wingers often threatened to kill her online and others with similar goals, because they believe she helps criminals, when she's actually just trying to protect the people living in the favelas from the brutality of the police. For the police, anyone living in a favela is a potential criminal. She wanted to change that. I really hope this may trigger more awareness to the situation and strengthen the resistance against this fascist wave.

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alqm wrote

No problem, sorry. It's because I'm used to seeing people saying astrology when they mean astronomy, at least in my language.

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alqm wrote (edited )

I do distrohopping, testing all kinds of Linux distros and reporting bugs for them. Such fun. wow...

and I play with my adorable poodle doge named "Little Fairy" (in portuguese "Fadinha").

Mr. Robot: hacking him was easy. Who uses "fadinha123", "littlefairy101" and "anarchofairy!@#" as passwords? lololol

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alqm wrote (edited )

The Human Interface Guidelines elementary wrote creates a standard for creators of apps and graphics to follow, so everything created for it looks good in it. If you're tired of using the same old apps in every distro you try, elementary promotes entirely new apps created specifically for it, such as Melody, a music player "à la GNOME Music"; Torrential, a torrent client; Quilter, an alternative to FocusWriter; Notejot, an actual sticky note that is actively maintained; Image Writer, to burn .iso files to USB devices, inspired by Etcher. These are all created by indie devs using the pay-what-you-want platform.

10/10 on usability

If you could apply elementary's design theory on GNOME, it would beat the crap out of any major desktop OS out there, be it free or proprietary.

From the HIG:

Design is not just, like, your opinion, man. Design is testable. One design will meet a specific goal better than another design. Consider different types of bicycles. A folding bicycle has a different set of design goals than a mountain bicycle. Things like weight, size, and tire tread are important factors in helping the intended user reach their goals. Because we understand that design is about solving specific problems, we must also understand that we can objectively compare the effectiveness of two designs at solving those problems.

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alqm wrote

That I don't know. You think consciousness is something that breaks once you disrupt it?

Maybe if you deprived the person of the memory of having died, they would "wake up" feeling lost because they were somewhere else just a moment ago. What happened? Where am I?

"Good morning, slave, welcome to sandbox v2.2, your dreamworld come true. Earn credits by crunching data that you can use to buy add-ons for your sandbox. Have fun."

/_(º~º)_\ oh no, not again

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alqm wrote

Thanks, that will help get me started. Nice trick, the honeypot technique :D