I planned to do a thorough review of this new kid on the Linux block, Apricity. It all sounded so nice and fancy on its website and I had quite big plans with it. Based on Arch, just like my Manjaro and featuring a thingy with which you can build your own distro.
Build your own distro!
Whoa, cool! Imagine a handmade OrcaOS, super beginners and ladies friendly, without all the ballast and stupid shit nobody needs but with only the most elementary apps every girl needs. But that 1000% functional! And of course with preinstalled Firestorm and Singularity viewers!
Super, eh? But since that’s quite some time in the future, I just wanted to show you Apricity in its natural state, which looks like so:
Fresh outta the box, installed not even a minute ago, Apricity welcomes us with the fancy GNOME environment. Looks modern and fresh, right? Yeah, but in reality GNOME is just hateful shit, made for tablets and smartphones and other pipedreams. I just wanted to give GNOME one more chance to rehabilitate itself on my desktop but after helplessly clicking around on the desktop without achieving anything meaningful I’ve decided to stop today’s experiment. Will try it again maybe later today or tomorrow with the other desktop Apricity lets us choose: Cinnamon. That one is real friendly and much better tweakable to your fancy. It might not look that adorable on first sight but as a desktop user you’ll be so much happier with it in daily life. I can guarantee you that.
But girls (and boys too if you wanna), please help me out here: Just gimme some feedback about what kind of softwares and applications you really like/need/use the most. And if you have a favourite, please let me know your choice as well. I mean it’s clear everybody needs a web browser, so that’ll be included anyway. But which one shall it be Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, Safari, Midori …? Do you need a full office suite or is a writer module or even a text editor enough? In multimedia, what MP3 and video player do you prefer? You need Skype? Emailer? Some photoshop-like program or just a photo manager? What else?
You want a docky, like all Mac style, and maybe a fancy conky? Or do you need your OS to be very sparse with a bias on speed?
Please, some feedback would be very helpful. Come on people, I’m doing this for you!