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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;
Wall: gemneroth.deviantart.com/art/S…
elementaryOS 0.2 Luna
Wingpanel Slim
Synapse Indicator
UbuntuOne Indicator
Custom UbuntuOne Indicator icon gemneroth.deviantart.com/art/M…
Modded Blue icon theme sta.sh/0wcbu5jh7k7
Milk interface theme
Elementary Dark window decoration theme


EDIT: How to tweak wingpanel: gemneroth.deviantart.com/art/C…
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:iconphantomghost1525:
phantomghost1525 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can u share the wallpaper? :)
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
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phantomghost1525 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
love your work! (and setup)
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:iconnickmeece:
nickmeece Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Nevermind...saw your earlier reply.
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nickmeece Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Where can I get the Modded Blue icon theme? Can't seem to find it.
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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.
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:icongemneroth:
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. sta.sh/01by7goo1khd Normally I have it on a 24" screen instead of an 11" but I already have a screenshot from my laptop
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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.
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ichadhr Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Hey, Photoshop can run under wine,, you can search on Google how do that.
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:iconteddydd:
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
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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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Gemneroth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
You really should! I've been using it as my only OS for coming up to a year now if you include the betas... If I had to go to anything else I would definitely give Gnome3 a shot! Sure it needs some little tweaks but I think you could make it really good!

win8 did come installed. A licence costs around 70 and the laptop I ordered was 100 less than the one I was sent so I'm not complaining :)
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ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice- I especially like the icons. I have a very similar ASUS laptop (looks identical, a few different specs). eOS runs splendidly on these machines- I hope you're enjoying it.
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I absolutely am! I was unsure about it at first because of the low price tag and it coming with Win8 but this is a little shire horse! It just keeps on going whatever I throw at it. Perfect for just music and word processing as I need it for.
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facu04 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
cooooooooooool :D
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:D
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:iconnagalejandro:
nagalejandro Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
nice machine!
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:iconkexolino:
kexolino Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Very lucky indeed.
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:iconstingbl:
StingBL Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Lucky man!!! :D
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:D
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:iconevgkursai:
evgkursai Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool elementary!
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks!
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HiepNH Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Nice setup ^^! Waiting for wallpaper Love
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
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:icondraxo:
draxo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Wall :) ?
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I'm waiting for a reply from the photographer on if I can make a set with it
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illusionmist Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Where can I find the said icon theme? Looks so clean and nice!
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Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Interface Designer
My modification includes the UbuntuOne clean indicator and an icon for MyPaint and also leaves all the file manager icons as default.
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post my changes but all credits for original parts to whoever made them.
Here's mine: sta.sh/0wcbu5jh7k7
To install unzip into ~/.icons and use elementary Tweaks to set

For tweaks and 3rd Party program elementary icons:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks
sudo apt-get install elementary-thirdparty-icons
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:iconillusionmist:
illusionmist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thanks! Where's the original icon set then, may I ask?
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I'm afraid I have no idea... The tutorial that listed a load of icon sets that I got it from has removed it from the list and when I searched around a little I couldn't find it either. It was called Blue though, that's all I can say really... I left the original AUTHORS and Copying files in the folder so you can have a look through them but I'm not sure where the original has gone. I ran the terminal command and it said it couldn't find the packages. They were 'elementary-blue-icons'
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:iconillusionmist:
illusionmist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Okay. Thanks anyway!
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:iconsebastian456:
Sebastian456 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice :D
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
thanks!

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davidsousarj Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I made something like this in my old laptop. Look here: davidsousarj.deviantart.com/ar…
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Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
thanks for sharing! 
Check this out if you want and UbuntuOne indicator that fits with the rest of eOS gemneroth.deviantart.com/art/M…
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davidsousarj Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
thanks

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CSCoder4ever Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
DUDE! NICE!

I only wish I can install it on my laptop... lol
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! You never know, linux is pretty good when it comes to drivers now
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:iconcscoder4ever:
CSCoder4ever Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
that is true!

but I mean I only wish I can install it on my machine because... it's already occupied with a distro ;)
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:iconfrugalware:
frugalware Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I want the same :p
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It really is great!
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cookies2011 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
What a waste installing elementaryOS on when you need it for Uni.
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Why do you think it's a waste? 
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banuelosEIGHTY7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
nice. that asus looks sick makes me want to get one
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It is really nice! You can tell that it's made of plastic but I only spent 320 on it and for the hardware and the look, I'm not complaining.
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XmMaster Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice laptop
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Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks!
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Looks nice, but I have to ask, why they gave you a newer model laptop .. as you never did explain this in the description.
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
An accident on their behalf, the models must have been next to each other in the warehouse and someone picked up the wrong one. An accident I was happy to keep to myself c:
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