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New Laptop Setup by Gemneroth New Laptop Setup by Gemneroth
I bought an ASUS X501A notebook and I was pleasantly surprised when a slimmer, lighter, faster ASUS X502C arrived yesterday.

I took Windows 8 for a spin but honestly found it vile. I booted ElementaryOS Luna onto a pendrive and installed it ran updates and grabbed various apps I'll need for uni next year.

This is my setup;

elementaryOS 0.2 Luna
Wingpanel Slim
Synapse Indicator
UbuntuOne Indicator
Custom UbuntuOne Indicator icon…
Modded Blue icon theme
Milk interface theme
Elementary Dark window decoration theme
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phantomghost1525 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can u share the wallpaper? :)
phantomghost1525 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
love your work! (and setup)
nickmeece Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Nevermind...saw your earlier reply.
nickmeece Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Where can I get the Modded Blue icon theme? Can't seem to find it.
TeddyDD Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I would like to install Linux but there is one big problem... Photoshop. I need this program everyday.
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Most people scoff at this but I have been able to replace Photoshop CS5 completely with GIMP2.8. I have it set up with a single window mode and a dark theme and now it is my editing/painting programme of choice. There are more than capable alternatives to the windows solutions now. Also, you can always dual boot. My laptop is only running linux but my PC is running Linux and Windows 8.1. Windows has just become a games console for me. Normally I have it on a 24" screen instead of an 11" but I already have a screenshot from my laptop
TeddyDD Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry dude but Gimp is not good alternative for PS. Dual boot is quite good option (ex. Arch linux + Win 7) but I have way to small HDD :( I should buy some external drive in the future.
ichadhr Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Hey, Photoshop can run under wine,, you can search on Google how do that.
TeddyDD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I know but most things runs crapy under Wine. But thanks :) Now I'v got dual boot: Win7 + Linux Mint
Mishrito Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's one slick desktop man. I've heard good things about elementary, should try it some time. Also I wonder how well Gnome3 is doing these days.... last time I checked it was a mess. What do you think?

btw, did the Win8 come preinstalled? Cause you'd have done better with a laptop without win8 preinstalled since you were going to use linux anyways, as you also had to pay for the win8 license for OEMs (unless the price difference between this model and the one you wanted was enough to compensate).
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