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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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Nevermind...saw your earlier reply.
Where can I get the Modded Blue icon theme? Can't seem to find it.
TeddyDD 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 Feb 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
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 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.
Hey, Photoshop can run under wine,, you can search on Google how do that.
Mishrito Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist 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).
Gemneroth Oct 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
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 :)
ScionicSpectre Oct 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
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.
Gemneroth Oct 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
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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