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Started by Streetwalrus, June 22, 2015, 08:06:30 am

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DJ Omnimaga

I guess Arch is more for people who love command consoles and old-schoolness. :P

DarkestEx


Streetwalrus

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on July 09, 2016, 04:24:54 am
I guess Arch is more for people who love command consoles and old-schoolness. :P

Command line doesn't mean old-school though. For some tasks it can be pretty powerful, like batch processing, which is a pain to do in GUIs. Also there is the problem that most GUIs are anti-keyboard and some people find working with the keyboard only a lot more comfortable (me included). When you're used to it it's a lot faster than mouse based interfaces.

DarkestEx

Quote from: Streetwalrus on July 09, 2016, 02:58:15 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on July 09, 2016, 04:24:54 am
I guess Arch is more for people who love command consoles and old-schoolness. :P

Command line doesn't mean old-school though. For some tasks it can be pretty powerful, like batch processing, which is a pain to do in GUIs. Also there is the problem that most GUIs are anti-keyboard and some people find working with the keyboard only a lot more comfortable (me included). When you're used to it it's a lot faster than mouse based interfaces.

I totally think the same. I prefer the command line for basically most administrative tasks or for some parts of my development cycle such as pushing to Github, browsing files, etc.

DJ Omnimaga

Yeah I agree. I guess it depends of people and their needs, though. For example, I don't like having to spend 15 seconds navigating to a directory and launching a file by typing commands when I can do it in 2 clicks in 1 second. :P

Streetwalrus

I can do it in a couple keystrokes... less than a second. :P

DarkestEx

Quote from: Streetwalrus on July 10, 2016, 08:02:07 am
I can do it in a couple keystrokes... less than a second. :P

Same here :)

DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: Streetwalrus on July 10, 2016, 08:02:07 am
I can do it in a couple keystrokes... less than a second. :P
I don't know how you guys do it. Even @Patrick Davidson seemed to navigate in less than a second from a directory to another via command prompt when I was with him and he was searching through old IRC logs, same for opening files O.O.

I guess it didn't help that since my childhood, anything I did on computers was via GUI's, even on Windows 3.1.

On a side note I am really tempted to theme my Windows 7 machine after 8-bits stuff, but I need to make sure it doesn't cause eye cancer.

Streetwalrus

It's a matter of habit I guess. Also tab completion helps. :P

And yeah, it's important not to go overboard when theming, otherwise it will either look ugly or distract you from what's important.

Snektron


I found out how to put windows in 256 colors mode.
This is not what my wallpaper should look like...
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Unicorn




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DJ Omnimaga

July 19, 2016, 09:26:04 pm #206 Last Edit: July 19, 2016, 09:33:23 pm by DJ Omnimaga
I forgot this was possible on newer OSes @Cumred_Snektron , but now I remember that all you had to do is set compatibility mode on a random .exe file and set it to run in 256 colors.

EDIT: The coolest part was this *.*


DJ Omnimaga




Same desktop background, just different OS.

Unicorn

August 01, 2016, 11:40:02 pm #208 Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 11:47:23 pm by Unicorn
My desktop:



Funny enough, though, the smaller looking screen is much bigger.



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Ivoah


My desktop was a total mess a few days ago, icons were overlapping. I still need to clean it up some more, but it's better.

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