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i3wm: Introducing my Linux desktop setup

Introduction The advantages of i3wm The disadvantages of i3wm My I3wm setup Introduction After switching from Windows/macOS to Linux about 1.5 years ago I tried many different Linux distributions and desktop environments. I do not want to go into details why I am running Arch Linux (Manjaro) in this post but rather talk about the “visual engine” in the background: the desktop environment. Strictly said, i3wm is not even a desktop environment but rather “only” a tiling window-manager1.

Arch Linux setup guide tailored towards data science, R and spatial analysis

This guide reflects my view on how to setup a working Arch Linux system tailored towards data science, R and spatial analysis. If you have suggestions for modifications, please open an issue at https://github.com/pat-s/antergos_setup_guide. Enjoy the power of Linux!

Auto-mount network shares (cifs, sshfs, nfs) on-demand using autofs

Introduction Autofs Notes Introduction At work I usually have to connect to several servers. Some are Windows Servers, some are Linux Servers. On my local Linux machines (running Kubuntu 17.10 at the time writing this) I usually used /etc/fstab entries. However, the fstab way does not mount on boot and always needs manual re-mounting. I was told that there have been times in which automatic mounting during boot using fstab was working but I never managed to get it working although I tried several mount options like _netdev and others.