Our friend and frequent featured desktop contributor Dobbie03 has switched from Windows back to Linux, and with gusto—his new Arch Linux desktop looks sharp. It’s well-customized to fit his workflow, and we love Java Sparrows (aka bunchos.) Here’s how he set it all up.
As always, our Linux featured desktops require a few more moving parts, and don’t use a centralized suite like GeekTool or Rainmeter, but you can still get great results with just a little work. Here’s what you’ll need:
There are some moving parts and you’ll have to tweak each to see if you like it, but that’s the beauty of Linux in general—you can take or leave whichever elements you prefer to see if it all works for you, and then work with whatever you have that you like. Here’s another shot of Dobbie03’s desktop, with windows open:
If you have questions about the setup or design, or how to make everything work just so, just hit the link to Dobbie03’s Kinja blog linked below to ask your questions or read more about how it’s all set up.
Do you have a good-looking, functional desktop of your own to show off? Share it with us! Post it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag Desktop Showcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 1280×720 and please include information about what you used, links to your wallpaper, skins, and themes, and any other relevant details. If your awesome desktop catches our eye, you might get featured!
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