I want to learn Linux/GNU etc but there is something I don't understand.
Why do people go out of their way to make Linux look so complicated and useless? I don't fucking get it, I looked through the desktop thread and I found ONE decent picture, rest was just bullshit with lots of unnecessary rice shit. I was always under the impression that Linux users were after the "simple and elegant" user interface.
Look at this, this is the picture I found to be good and I'm trying to make mine look the same.
tl,dr why do freetards try so hard to rice their shit with bloat? why are they going against the principles? functionality > simplicity > whatever
like everyone else said, dont confuse the small minority of people on /g/ who post in desktop threads to look cool with the actual desktops. its just a clique on /g/ and a lot of people here want to be part of it. almost all modern distros can be customized however you want, you dont have to install gentoo or dumbass arch to do stuff like that
Your idea of simple and elegant differs from other people.
For power users, simple and elegant is using cli for batch jobs and gui for special tasks
For noobs, simple and elegant is clicking an icon on a desktop, copy and pasying by hand etc.
I really like this desktop. It's a pleasant composition of colours that create a welcoming feeling of user-friendlyness. 10/10 I would install a distro advertising something like that as their default config.
I've been intentionally trying to keep mine simple. I used to rice with Awesome and terminal based music players, conky at other times, custom color schemes. Now I'm doing this and my productivity has boosted a low.
>Simple and elegant
>When there's another option
As everyone already said, I thinks is just personal preference.
some people like using a goey with all the options and things they want. others don't and prefer a minimal wm with keybinds to the thing they use the most.
>Why do people go out of their way to make Linux look so complicated and useless?
Because you've got nothing to do with a Linux Machine if you don't rice it with pure Autism, unless you do something productive with it, thats when you got no Time to rice anything.. But hey, this is /g/, most don't even know basicstuff