I would recommend ZFS!
It supports compression, snapshots, deduplication and other nice features.
With zfs send and zfs recieve its mostly like macOS time machine!
Its worth to have a closer look at it :)
The drawback is, that it is not officially suppported by Linux cause of some GPL license issues. So you ought to use LTS kernel.
I really like using lightwight wms and openbox is mostly my choice for the past 2 years. Its easy to use my config on different machines and OSs thats really comfortable :).
Dunno how the current status of openbox integration in Antergos looks like but I can provide some of my scripts and tweaks. E.g. for politely closing windows when session is closed. Think I will inspect the meta port soon but I dont like some preinstalled features like plank ;).
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nice that you are using Openbox. Its a really good lightweight WM and very low on resources. Furthermore, its highly customizable. But since it is a window manager it lacks some features of the heavy desktop environments like Gnome or KDE. Normally Openbox comes without a panel or taskbar by default. The antergos meta port adds plank and tint2 afa I know.
Getting a consistent look throughout your desktop you have to do some configuration by hand.
First of all you can configure the look of your windows with obconf. This includes the layout of the window titlebar, the OB menu as well as the fonts for window titles and menus. I would recommend to try some openbox themes. There are many out there.
Then you can handle the look of your gtk apps, e.g. via lxappearance. Dont know why you have problems with it. Try to install lxappearance-gtk. Here you can configure your gtk theme, your font, cursor theme etc.
If you also use qt apps configure it via qt5ct (you have to set the env variable QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=qt5ct).
The icon and the theme of plank only depends on the configuration of plank itself. And there is the problem: Customization on Plank is absolutely zero without installing third party packages. All you get stock is simple drag and drop reordering of icons and the ability to pin different things to the dock. So I would recommend to use a more customizable dock like AWN or Docky.
Personally I dont use the antergos meta port for Openbox and use lightweight panels and docks like pypanel. But that is just my preference. I like to customize the desktop myself.
Hope that gives you a first insight. Dont hesitate to ask further on.
I want to update my current knowledge on ZoL on Antergos.
I read somewhere that Antergos is the only Linux distro that offers a zfs on root option during installation. About two month ago I setup Antergos on my T420 and I there was a zfs option in Cnchi but it was not feasible to use so I went with ext4 standard. Anyway!
For me zfs is the best and most advanced FS out there, maybe with the most attempts to copy of its functionality (bcachefs, Apples apfs and so on …) but never reached. I use it all the time on my FreeBSD box. But this is just my personal view and preference .
However, I want to know if it is now possible to install Antergos with zfs on root? In the best case with using Cnchi (Im lazy and dont want to spent to much time doing it the hard way).
And whats the current status of ZoL especially at Antergos and the future expectations? I know about the license issues and there might will be some future problems with 5.0 kernel:
On the other hand the openzfs devs are looking to move the upstream source repo from Illumos tree to ZoL sources. But this is likely to be because of politics and waiting around to get changes into illumos-gate. But I dont know for sure.
So I would be grateful for some answers relating to the zfs on Antergos/Linux topic!
I switched my thinkpad 420s (8GB ram, 150 GB SSD + 300 GB HDD, nvidia graphic card) to Antergos two month ago and almost everything is going well! So thanks to the devs!
Im not very familar with Linux, I had last in use fedora and debian on the desktop in 2013 as fare as Im aware of. I normally run *BSD (mostly FreeBSD) on my machines and continue to on my Home Desktop and a NUC.
But since I would like to use the t420 as media laptop mostly for streaming, netflix, music etc. I decided to go with Linux for cutting edge apps and better bluetooth support. After I decided to go the Arch way I took a look at Manjaro and Antergos (cause Im rather lazy and wanted a desktop out of the box). In the and I decided to take … you know !
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