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Getting XFCE Global Menu working on OpenBSD

    

One thing I miss from Mac OS user interface is the Global Menu that sits on the topbar and changes as you switch applications. It saves a bit of space on the screen. And it’s always on the same place which makes it easy to be reached wherever the app is. After quite a lot of trial & errors, I could have the vala-panel-appmenu working on OpenBSD 7.0 using XFCE 4.16.

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A NomadBSD look for OpenBSD

    

The other day, I stumbled upon NomadBSD ; a live system for USB drives. I don’t use FreeBSD… but I liked to look of that “(…) desktop system that works out of the box (…)”. So I decided to give a little make up to my already-running-out-of-the-box OpenBSD.

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OpenBSD with Mint sauce

    

If you like the Linux Mint look but you run OpenBSD, you’re only a few ops to getting a pretty green desktop.

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Using OpenBSD as a workstation

    

With the upcoming release of OpenBSD 4.9 and my previous testings with SOGo, I decided to give it a try as a workstation environment. I used OpenBSD for quite a while ; but this was decades before. If I’m right, this was about 2002. I was using stuff like WindowMaker, Sylpheed-Claws or Mutt (depending on the day mood), Mozilla or Lynx and XMMS. At this time, I was a SysAdmin so this was perfect are far from enough compared to Windows 2000. But nowadays, I’m a father storing loads photos and rendering personal week-end movies. I’m still a bit of a g33k ; after all, who would blog on using such OS… But let’s see if Open Source software can do the trick.

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