This week on Destination Linux, we’re going to have some fun with customizing your Linux desktop. We’ll tell you about how each of us customize our Linux computers and give you ideas on how you can modify your own systems. Later in the show, we’re also covering the latest release of the Linux kernel with Linux 5.11 and KDE’s new release of the Plasma desktop with Plasma 5.21. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.
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- 00:00:00 = Welcome to DL 214
- 00:00:51 = DLN Announcement Sort Of
- 00:02:00 = Community Feedback: Nextcloud Hosting from Operation Tulip
- 00:08:23 = Digital Ocean – App Platform / Cloud ( https://do.co/dln )
- 00:09:21 = Customizing Your Linux Desktop With GNOME, KDE Plasma & More
- 00:46:26 = Bitwarden Password Manager ( https://bitwarden.com/dln )
- 00:48:17 = KDE Plasma 5.21 Released
- 00:55:58 = Linux 5.11 Released
- 00:58:59 = Gaming: Mutropolis
- 01:02:46 = Software Spotlight: KStars
- 01:04:04 = Tip of the Week: podman images and inspecting
- 01:04:41 = Outro
GNOME Extensions Ryan Uses:
- Audio Output Switcher
- Background logo
- Game Mode
- Adwaita Dark Theme
- Shelltile for window tiling
- Window Session Manager
KDE Plasma 5 Tips from Michael:
- Latte Dock
- Khronkite dynamic tiling script
- Parachute window and workspace overview
Thanks, everyone, gosh that’s such a variety of customisations!
I’m with @dasgeek on this as I hardly change any of the defaults. I use GNOME and mostly work on only one thing at a time, so its minimalism is very suitable for me. I completely understand @MichaelTunnell and @kernellinux extensively customising Plasma as power-users, and like @jill_linuxgirl I sometimes switch to Plasma or XFCE or an openbox based system just depending on my mood and for a temporary change of scene, as all can be installed simultaneously on Debian Stable with only very minor tweaks needed, if any.
I am happy to see Debian 11 progressing with its stages of freezes and notice Plasma 5.20 is currently in testing. Not sure if 5.21 will make it into Debian 11 but I do see it running on Fedora in a VM and it’s very nice, to put it simply
Update: apologies, Fedora’s on Plasma 5.20 atm.
I’m totally with @jill_linuxgirl, nothing is easier and faster than having your config in a CVS, and apply it as easy as
git pullyour config
I usually listen to the headless podcast off the RSS feed, I watched today’s episode on youtube hoping I’d see some screen shares!
Welcome to the forum, @perkele! I hope you enjoy being here.
As for the video, screen shares are not practical for a podcast due to the flow of content and the massive amount of editing it would require to do that sort of thing.
I will be personally making my own video because there are a lot of specific things to cover.
I can’t wait to see that video. I installed KDE for the first time since KDE3 based on the praise of the podcast, and so far, I must say I am underwhelmed.
So many little things tick me off or are just weird. I hope it’s just me having to get used to it, but things like having to reboot to change DPI settings or when I tried to connect to a wi-fi, and while in the middle of writing the password, it would just change which wi-fi I was trying to connect to because the list changed…
So yeah, can’t wait to see the video
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