How to install virtualbox on Linux Mint 18.1

How to install virtualbox on Linux Mint 18.1

If you are keen to test out a distro but do not have an ssd (faster than a harddisk) or harddisk to spare, you can install it in a virtual machine. You can use either vmware player or virtualbox. All tutorials about Vmware can be found here. But if you want to give...
i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 01/2017 update

i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 01/2017 update

This article also applies for Linux Mint 18.1 Mate and Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce. We installed i3wm following this article on the newly released Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. Since the latest article about i3wm, I added a shadow around the windows and some transparency to...
How to install i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

How to install i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

Also suited to install on Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce or Linux Mint 18.1 Mate. Screenshots at bottom of page. It always starts with the installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon via usb and updating Linux Mint. Then you download the scripts of this github and run...
Overview of the conky aureola collection version 1.7

Overview of the conky aureola collection version 1.7

Conky is a free software system monitor. It is available for Linux. Conky is highly configurable and is able to monitor many system variables including the status of the CPU, memory, swap space, disk storage, temperatures, processes, network interfaces, battery power,...
Installing Mate desktop on Solus 1.2.1 Budgie

Installing Mate desktop on Solus 1.2.1 Budgie

Since this is a complete desktop you are installing, you will have to log off and switch to mate on your login screen at the top right. In this tutorial we started out with the iso of Solus Budgie 1.2.1, installed then i3 tiling manager and now Mate. You will see...
Installing i3 on Solus 1.2.1 Budgie

Installing i3 on Solus 1.2.1 Budgie

I3 has been moving with me from Archlinux to Antergos to Linux Mint 17-18 to Ubuntu 16.10 and now on Solus 1.2.1. My point ? it works on any linux distro it looks awesome on any linux distro it feels the same on any linux distro it has the same shortcuts on any linux...
How can we install zsh on Solus 1.2.1

How can we install zsh on Solus 1.2.1

Zsh is an alternative bash but there is a community out there that makes themes to make the terminal look great. The main reason for installing zsh (for me) is actually the random colouring of the terminal text. Loving the terminal I want to have a great look. Each...
Installing the Arc Evopop theme on Solus 1.2.1

Installing the Arc Evopop theme on Solus 1.2.1

On any distro I will have a try to see if I can make a personalized Arc theme with the help of my scripts. This image you see, is the result of these colouring scripts. This is the orignal ARC THEME from Horst3180 but it has been changed to follow the colour of the...
Installing the Arc Red theme on Solus 1.2.1

Installing the Arc Red theme on Solus 1.2.1

We are very happy that the Arc theme from Horst3180 is standard issue on Solus when you install it. Arc has an blue accent colouring scheme. The colours can however not be changed (easily). But we can install an Arc Red theme from github to have some variety. Go to...
Installing plank and the plank themes on Solus

Installing plank and the plank themes on Solus

Plank has been documented in many articles on this website. I let you read them here.   This is the essence of what you need to know. How to get these plank themes?       How to make sure Plank will start automatically after rebooting?  ...
Installing third party applications in Solus 1.2.1

Installing third party applications in Solus 1.2.1

Solus has a great collection of awesome applications gathered in the Software center. Just take a look. Some of them will not be for your ‘typical’ linux user. Nevertheless.   I DO NOT recommend to install all these applications via script from github...
Installing the best applications out there for Solus

Installing the best applications out there for Solus

Installing applications can be done via the Software Center. You are encouraged to do so. We have already shown you how in this article with icon themes as an example or in this article with variety. If you only have one computer and you never change distro (you are...
How to install the complete Sardi Extra Collection on Solus

How to install the complete Sardi Extra Collection on Solus

Sardi Extra is not supported. Sardi Extra is not maintained. Sardi Extra is not updated. Sardi Extra is creativity to the max. Sardi Extra is wondering if icons match a wallpaper or a conky. Sardi Extra is the result of scripting. Sardi Extra is mixing icon themes...
How to install the complete Sardi Icon Collection on Solus

How to install the complete Sardi Icon Collection on Solus

The Sardi icons have a complete seperate category on this website. If you want to know more about that, you can read those articles. One of the goals of the Sardi icons is that they can be used on most of the linux distro’s if not all. November 2016 the Sardi...
How to customize the terminal in Solus 1.2.1

How to customize the terminal in Solus 1.2.1

The standard terminal included in Solus is the gnome-terminal. You have the possibility to change many settings. After following the video this will be your terminal. Take my advice : Do not avoid the terminal but try to pick up some commands as you go along....
How to make custom keyboard shortcuts on Solus 1.2.1

How to make custom keyboard shortcuts on Solus 1.2.1

Solus does provide the possibility to make your own custom shortcuts. In the previous article we installed variety and we want to create a keyboard shortcut to trash a wallpaper if we do not like it for example. More tips on variety can be read here. Let us go and...
Things to do after installing Xubuntu 16.10

Things to do after installing Xubuntu 16.10

After writing the article about Antergos XFCE I wondered if I was missing any applications or any functionality in my distro. I visited Manjaro XFCE (an arch based distro) and then installed Xubuntu to see what applications those distro’s install standard. I...
Things to do after installing Antergos XFCE4

Things to do after installing Antergos XFCE4

When you google the words “antergos after installation” you will see a lot of catchy titles that actually summarize what Antergos is all about. Let me share some of them. Antergos a beginner friendly arch based distro. Antergos – Arch Linux made...
Complete desktop tuning Cherry Blossom

Complete desktop tuning Cherry Blossom

When I started to work this nice cherry blossom wallpaper came in. Recently I made a complete desktop tuning on Ubuntu 16.10. So I went to activate the Sardi Mono Numix Colora Orchid. Then I wanted to select the Arc theme I made but that was made on Ubuntu 16.10 so I...
i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon October update

i3 on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon October update

This is a follow up of the article written a few months ago. That article will provide you with more details of this project. Issues Installing i3 on an other computer can have its issues. Other hardware will have its consequences. other monitors have other names...
Complete desktop tuning Yosemite Mountains

Complete desktop tuning Yosemite Mountains

This desktop tuning just started with a wallpaper. I changed the colour of the conky to pink and then wondered how it would look if I go all the way to change it to pink. This wallpaper is the culprit. All information how to do this yourself can be found on this...

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