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Prime OS an android based system for your laptop needs

Mar/17/2019 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

A few months back I got me a cheap chinese laptop mostly for email, browsing the web, some light reading and watching some videos.

The laptop came with windows, so the first thing I did was remove it and install Ubuntu. However, performance wise it wasn't the best. So I tried Lubuntu, but then I found out about Prime OS.

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Gnome 3.32 is released and with it some new good things

Mar/14/2019 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

One of the reasons that made me change from the ubuntu version of gnome to the default one was to actually be able to get the updates for it faster. As of yesterday the new version was out. Version 3.32 contains six months of work by the GNOME community and includes many improvements, performance improvements and new features.

This release features a refreshed visual style ranging from an entirely new set of app icons to improvements to the user interface style. Many of the base style colors have been saturated, giving them a more vivid, vibrant appearance. Buttons are more rounded and have a softer “shadow” border. Switches no longer use the explicit ON and OFF text, instead using color to indicate state.

Check the release notes here.

I haven't really upgraded but I'm really excited about doing it.

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How to clean up your environment when using docker

Mar/10/2019 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

After a few projects we all know that you can have a real mess on your rig. Specially when it comes to saving space. So how to do that?

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How to use vanilla gnome session in Ubuntu 18.04

Mar/09/2019 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Gnome if basically my favourite desktop environment, since I moved away from Mac OS and started using Linux full time I tried a lot of flavours. But always ended up back into gnome.

However, I never really liked the Ubuntu implementation of it. I always preffer the vanilla version. But Ubuntu its still my favourite distribution so how to get both?

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Conky the light-weight system monitor for X

Jan/31/2019 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

Conky can display more than 300 built-in objects, including support for:

  • > A plethora of OS stats (uname, uptime, CPU usage, mem usage, disk usage, "top" like process stats, and network monitoring, just to name a few).
  • > Built-in IMAP and POP3 support.
  • > Built-in support for many popular music players (MPD, XMMS2, Audacious).
  • > Can be extended using built-in Lua support, or any of your own scripts and programs (more).
  • > Built-in Imlib2 and Cairo bindings for arbitrary drawing with Lua (more).
  • > Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, Haiku OS, and macOS!

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