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pimath's VM - Twilight The Arch Mage (or Twilight, for short)
« on: November 23, 2014, 12:53:54 am »
So I'm VM'ing Arch!

This is the one I set up on my PC at home. As you see, it has mate, and that's about it. I'll take suggestions here for what I should do with it.
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I also set one up at school (with the teacher's permission, no less). I'll get pics of that once it is fully operational.


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Get zsh. It's the best shell ever. Also if you want some config files check out my dotfiles repo on github. ;)
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Install the xfce terminal ( pacman -S xfce4-terminal ) because it's seriously the best terminal emulator there is
Also get guake for f12 dropdown terminal
vim/gvim (dont kill me emacs users)
custom icon theme (I use https://github.com/sixsixfive/ivy)
Don't forget to install Arial (and other MS fonts with it: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ttf-ms-fonts/ ) or like half the internet breaks if you open a web browser.
get yaourt so AUR stuff is easier: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/yaourt/ it's like pacman for AUR

  
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Hmmmm I have to disagree on some points. :P
-urxvt is the absolute best terminal emulator and konsole is the second best (though it has  all that dependency chain <_<), also guake is based on gnome-terminal :P (not that I care about dropdown anyway, I use a tiling window manager and I bound a shortcut to open a terminal quickly)
-true men use vim in the terminal not gvim (seriously though it's much better when programming cause it runs in the same terminal as your toolchain, Ctrl+z ftw)
-I agree on ms fonts
-Yaourt is nice but you might want to check out Aura too. ;)
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Get Manjaro! :p

No, seriously on Arch AUR you have a lot of useful or nice packages but beware, lots of them are borken. Feel free to register to their AUR and issue each problem you get into.
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If those other terminals have a solarized dark colorscheme built in I might consider them... Otherwise, no, cause that's why I like the xfce terminal so much :P.
And yes vim in terminal is best, except if you want to use a full RGB color scheme without messing with terminal colors (which is what I do). That's when the hotkey terminal comes in, so you use that instead of ctrl-z.
I literally just learned about and installed yaourt a few days ago, so no idea if it's the best. Easier than manually downloading package tarballs though! I'll have to try Aura when I get home.

  
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Hmm... I think I'll install all of the suggested terminals and decide for myself.

Also emacs ftw :P
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Nah, just switch to linux's virutal terminal. SInce 3.16 i supports 8 and 24bit colors!

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Hmm... I think I'll install all of the suggested terminals and decide for myself.

Also emacs ftw :P

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It is not heresy if emacs is the best!

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Let's be honest the guy who said real programmers use ed is right.
https://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/ed-msg.html

  
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If those other terminals have a solarized dark colorscheme built in I might consider them... Otherwise, no, cause that's why I like the xfce terminal so much :P.
Konsole has it, for urxvt it's super easy to set up cause the Solarized Github has a pre-made config file (Xresources). Also I use Solarized for everything, from my terminal colors to my wallpapers, including my window manager theme. :P
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