have a need for change lately, I have been shaking things up and
reordering things here and there . I believe its healthy. Amongst
the changes decided to do some remodeling on my computer.
you may know I use Xubuntu Linux
and Windows 8.1
side by side as a
. And since I just reverted back to Windows 8.1
from Windows 10) there is no need to mess around that. So it was time
to take a look at my Linux distribution.
have been using the same interface for quite some time now (since
April 2014 to be specific) and that seems like a very long time to
spend around one interface.
works well and I configured it to work like I want. Using Docky
to do my daily tasks. And it works too well I'm afraid!
is a minimalistic interface who focus on performance rather than
visual appeal, that's a polite way of saying it looks awful but works
blue scheme is depressing! I felt a sudden urge to change the
scenery ( not just editing the theme, NOPE!).
took a look at the interface options available for my Ubuntu LTS
14.04 Trusty Taher:
Unity (Ubuntu's default interface).
(Ubuntu's former default interface).
(Comes with Mint).
( I assumed it will be much bigger in size because its not Gnome
(has an even more minimalistic approach than XFE).
when I installed Xubuntu I made the system partition small, so this
is going to be an issue. Added to the horrible Internet that Libya
wears so proudly, I needed to make a sensible decision to accommodate
all of these conditions.
going any further, I need to mention that a Linux interface isn't a
theme (there are themes available for every interface), its the upper
layer of the system that has the visual elements, login controls,
handler apps. While it sounds like a difficult thing to do, its
actually very easy to install an interface. You can have multiple
interfaces at the same time (if you have enough free space on your
system partition.) and alternating between them is as easy as
choosing the user on login!
an easy change that feels like installing a whole new system without
the hassle of starting over and installing everything like it was
before, your apps will be safe but the apps that come with the
interface will change from one to the other.
I divided this into parts, I'll post the next part soon enough, let me know what you think in the comments section belows :)