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Whom you talking about in terms of “don’t trust someone” ? Also where is the connection between closed source and immutable distros?!




Wouldn’t it have to be: “jump ship FROM KDE”? Or am I misunderstanding?



Interesting topic, this was also relevant to me some years ago when I started dabbling in twm, esp. i3wm in that time. To this day I am using i3 because its “easy” to set up for me and I started using a repository on codeberg.org for version control of my dotfiles (https://www.chezmoi.io/).

I am also torn on the subject of using twm nowadays, at work I am using i3, but at home I am still in the woes of a fully fledged KDE. I love to work on the terminal and prefer most applications to be cli based instead of having a full gui. But recently I finally took the plunge on trying a multiplexer (https://zellij.dev/) which actually makes me think, twm are not really that necessary once you start using a terminal multiplexer.

Because what you will notice is that it doesn’t make a lot of sense to tile ALL of your windows all the time, mostly its for cli applications, which is handled by the multiplexer in a perfectly fine way. Also when it comes to eye candy…with twm you will mostly never see your wallpaper, apart from some artificially created layouts which you can post on various *unixporn sites.

While you want a lot of windows as fullscreen, depending on your screen size. (most videos, browser etc.) So maybe you don’t really need a twm and can instead work with any lightweight window manager, the beauty of going non-fully-DE is that you can mix and match all your favorite programs however you like! Take a look at and check out some of those git pages maybe you find something which suits more to your needs: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Wayland#Tiling


You don’t really need to use a tiling window. You can still use a floating window manager and learn Linux stuff.On my Guix system, I had River setup with Waybar, Rofi and Rivertile, with other utilities like WirePlumber, brightnessctl, etc and I didnt really enjoy the experience. Sure, I could have spent some more time on improving that, but I thought that it was pointless having dotfiles next to my scheme config, so I went back to GNOME Shell.

Interesting point, so because Guix “forces” you to declare you OS you rather skipped on the option of having dotfiles? Not sure I can fully follow that train of thought. Esp. when it comes to GNOME being used instead. Can you shed more light on what made you switch?


Didn’t know something like this exists. Still confused what the benefit to ordinary dynamic tiling?


Sadly there is no way around it. The mentioned alternatives like regolith have already been mentioned. There is also some smaller distros with prepared twm configs, but I can’t recommend it. Because if you want to customize it, you will have a hard time finding the right ways to do it.


Is the performance drawback from streaming in this encoding less noticeable?


Never use flatpaks for stuff available in your packet manager…


Okay, thanks for clarification. really didn’t get it. :D


Using alacritty for years on all linux devices, it does what its supposed to do. Recent change to toml configuration was a bit of hassle. But with the latest release the migration is no problem anymore.


I don’t understand this topic. What are you trying to say?



I love linux, but you can’t expect people to adopt it just because it’s objectively better than windows.

Excel o,O



Why are you using hyprland synonymous for tiling window managers? Change title please.


flash android phone = putting another OS on it? I use grapheneos, installed from my linux tumbleweed.




custom windows that rarely gets update…

sounds like an amazing idea.




Using a tiling wm and wanting to move windows around? 🤨


I dont understand, give context, who is binex-dsk and why should I care?


While it’s not a replacement for an existing tool and isn’t in your list, nnn is very helpful in many cases, especially bulk renames and reorganizations.

Can you give an example on the reorganization benefits with nnn? I am using it myself but I still feel like a noob with it.


Thanks for pulling corner cases from dark places… not sure if we misunderstand but my point was as written, you use the package manager/repository which ships with your distro. So the original quote was:

I wouldn’t worry too much about the package manager, just worry about whether the distro has a good package repository. Which in my opinion is misleading at best.


Ubuntu and Debian differences…don’t see your point here. Nobody in Arch uses apt? Nobody on ubuntu uses pacman. If you use pacman you are using Arch repositories.


Can you decouple a package manager from its repository like that? And even if, is that a real world example?


I couldn’t disagree more! Package managers are actually the only thing which differentiates distributions by a large margin. Syntax should be intuitive, download/updates fast and reliable. Also when watching git repositories for new software alternatives, you e.g. see often packages for good package managers, whereas you need to go some extra mile for “stable” package managers.



I mean if he is the lead dev, then I doubt this makes much sense.


This is obviously what I was referring to, but yeah…



Can you provide more details on why you were forced to reboot so regularly?


Though, as long as there’s even one sentence of ‘original’ information […] a piece of writing of that length is worth reading IMO

No. You are just confirming it.


But the book report probably has some useful info…