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FreeBSD Screen Shots

Trihexagonal

Aspiring Daemon

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...it's my old notebook that my mom uses nowadays. ( I know, there is too much info for my mother, but as long as she can see firefox logo and that image for file manager she can use it xD )
That was nice of you to set up a FreeBSD box for your Mom. There isn't a lot of work maintaining one IMO, stuff you could probably get by doing on a weekly basis for her as far as updates, and if she just uses it to surf the net, checks her email, etc. she'll be doing it in style. :)
 

Gray Jack

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That was nice of you to set up a FreeBSD box for your Mom. There isn't a lot of work maintaining one IMO, stuff you could probably get by doing on a weekly basis for her as far as updates, and if she just uses it to surf the net, checks her email, etc. she'll be doing it in style. :)
Since she used DOS back in her days where she started working making digital docs for her work ( she even remembers a little of Lotus123 ), she isn't afraid of terminal and when she used ubuntu she kept complaining how the ubuntu updater was garbage so I taught her to use the "apt update" and "apt upgrade". So in the end I just said "you update this system like ubuntu but switching "apt" for "pkg"", in the end she updates her system.

She only use cloud storage nowadays, so I didn't even need to setup automount for USB xD

The other day she was on the phone with a friend and her friend was complaining about constant virus on their family computer and she just answer with that: "Oh! I don't know what is that, for like, 7~8 years now, cause I use FreeBSD or some Linux distribution + firewall" (my old family PC, now just my mother's PC still use Linux, but again with Mate DE)
I was so proud that day. :3
 

Trihexagonal

Aspiring Daemon

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I upgraded the HDD in this Thinkpad T61 to a 250GB WD Scorpio Black and built all the 3rd party programs with the new version of ports-mgmt/portmaster.

I had planned to upgrade the RAM from 4GB to 8GB but evidently the 61 series is picky about what 4GB PC2-5300 sticks it will and will not run. I tried them on 2 different T61's and my X61 and none of them would boot with it. They should all take 8GB though...

You can get that wallpaper at my site.
 

Sensucht94

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Doesn't bother your eyes so much white?
Good point ;)

The fact is that I've tried to switch to dark themes a couple of times for the sake of change, but always end up turning back to these shining bleach-like configurations, with a white bottom bar, a launcher, and and a simple application menu

Guess I was traumatised by black DOS prompts as child:D
 

Minbari

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Minbari

I used to run i3 with the i3 bar backed by conky. :)
I did the same thing a few years back on GNU/Linux but today I felt that I had to change that boring i3status with something else and sice i3blocks fails to build on FreeBSD I've chosen conky. When I have time I'll try i3pystatus.
 

thebardian

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Gorgeous, well done!

Would you mind telling which WM are you on, and what Music player are you using (Is that possibly ncmpcpp?)?
Hi, Thanks! It's openbox and tint2 bar that you can see, using font awesome icons and musicpc commands to control the mpd backend.
Oh, and yes, that is ncmpcpp in one of the pictures that you can see also.