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« on: March 07, 2017, 12:43:49 PM »


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An introductory post-script:

One of the things I like about linux is it's maleability. You can make of it what you will.

And there is so much eye candy... Most of my recent activity has been motivated by my love of that eye candy - which, alas, knows no shame. And yes, I'm a packrat. I have accumulated a large collection of window, border, and icon themes to go with my wallpapers and boot splashes. Some of them I've tweaked and some of them I created.

Such a collection (I refer to it as 'my baggage') becomes a liability every time I indulge a fresh install. Multiply that by the number of computers in the household and I've got a bit of a chore to add my baggage to every one of them (of course!). Although the number of computers diminished from nine to four, the motivation to automate post-installs was still strong. With a fledgling knowledge of bash and with a few linux books and the internet by my side, I launched a lengthy experiment to see if I could build an ISO that would yield a working out-of-the-box installation - distro, my baggage, and all. I have had some success...

Unfortunately, as linux evolves, it is becoming quite a challenge to sustain a collection of beloved older themes. This presents me with a dilemma because I am reluctant to part with any of them. They're my toys. I select from them just as I do shirt, trousers, shoes, and tie. It's about choice and I've made it easy for myself.

It is only in the spirit of show-and-tell that I invite any interested person to check out my post-install LL transformation modifications by googling 'someubuntufreebies'.

Although everyone is inclined to tweak a fresh install with their own personal preferences, some might say that I got a little carried away with mine. But then linux is supposed to be fun. Right?

Unfortunately, I lack the skills to do more elegantly what I've done. And there are still a few theme flaws to fix someday. But I am generally pleased with the results. I drive it every day.
(1) LL5.2 on System76 Gazelle Pro L4P9 (2012) i7-3630QM 2.4 GHz - 8GB - Intel HD 4000 1920x1080
(2) LL5.2 on Dell Latitude E5540 (2015) i5-4310U 2.0 GHz - 8GB - Intel HD 4400 1920x1080
(3) Xubuntu 18.04 on 32bit Acer Aspire 5672 (2006) Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz - 4GB - ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 1280x800
(4) LL4.6 on HP Compaq 8000 SFF (2009) Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz - 4GB - Intel 4 Integrated Graphics 1920x1080
(5) LL4.6 on Acer Aspire 5515 (2009) AMD Athlon 2650e 1.6 GHz - 3GB - ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 1280x800


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