My name is Kacper Kocot, but around the net, I am better known as
kocotian. I am 15 years old boy from Poland, and I am interested in
low-level computing from software level.
You can see my hobbies here!
I use ThinkPad T420s as my main production machine. It is a great machine in 2021. For me, it have enough and even more power than I need. I plan to get ThinkPad X220 as secondary machine, which I will probably coreboot.
I am using Arch Linux (more precisely Artix Linux) with a custom-compiled kernel and my own dwm build as my operating system and window manager of choice. If you are interested in my dwm build, you can look here:
dwm on my git server:
Static webpage: git.kocotian.pl/dwm
git clone git://git.kocotian.pl/dwm.git
I also tried Void Linux with musl and it's great
distro, but unfortunately, some fonts doesn't work, and my dwm build is
broken because compilation with musl sometimes breaks and I could not
libxft-bgra. Also, I could not compile a kernel.
Last thing that is missing for me is AUR. I know that it's impossible to
use AUR in Void, because Void doesn't use pacman, and repositories are
I used Parabola GNU/Linux-libre for some time
on my old Hykker Hello laptop. I didn't have drivers for Wi-Fi and for
audio then, and this notebook doesn't have Ethernet (it is a small,
thin, 11.6' laptop).
That was a good distro.
My window-manager of choice is of course my highly customized build of dwm. Now, I can not imagine life without dwm, even though I didn't want to switch from i3. When I want to give my dwm more features, I just go to patches webpage in suckless.org website and search for it, and if it's not "available", I just code it myself.
I wrote separate article with comparision of i3 and dwm (and why dwm is superior), which you can see here:
Comparision: i3 vs dwm
I used i3 for a pretty long time, but now, after using dwm for a long time and highly customizing it, i3 is now horrible for me. Why? So...
Check this article here.
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