MARKMENTAL wrote: ruffwoof wrote:
MARKMENTAL wrote:Not that flashy, but I like GNOME 3
I'm a recent convert also (Debian Jessie/Gnome 3)
Clickable thumbnail to animated gif of desktop
Well now im running XFCE on Sid
I too have drifted. Gnome is not as productive as having direct icons of your most frequent programs in the panel (which I like to have at the top of the screen). So now running Jessie Stable pure (no nonfree or contrib), LXDE, booted frugally (like a liveCD, but on HDD) no changes preserved, (unless I flush them to disk)
Frankly amazed. Openshot, blender, audacity, inkscape, recordmydesktop, devede, mplayer ... (for multimedia), Libre (full office suite), Evolution (mail, notes, appointments, calendar, contacts ..etc) .... and all working really well.
Also I've tweaked the initrd.img so that the main filesystem can be contained within a file filesystem that can be copied and run from a NTFS partition (read/write). I allocated a 8GB file filesysystem, but its only using around 3GB. Less than 1.5GB compressed. Also have a bootable USB ... so conceptually download the 1.5GB compressed filesystem file, uncompress it on either ext or ntfs and with a small USB (less than 60MB) as a boot USB ... boot it up and have a extensive desktop that provides most of the functions that I use/require. I also have single click options to load skype and masterpdfeditor ... but they're outside of pure Debian. I haven't tried installing backported Kodi as of yet.
Quick to boot and run, as changes are being written to memory rather than disk. But with the option to flush changes to disk if desired (so persistent across reboots).