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Hi, I’m Oro. Some names you also might have seen are OroWith2Os, OroWwith2Os, and Dallas Strouse.

I am from southeast Texas, and like to mess around with computers, be it with hardware or software, but you’ll find me anywhere comments are possible and I might be interested. And thus, “I am in your dependencies” came to be.

I’m interested in the technology surrounding the Linux desktop, including Wayland, PipeWire, Flatpak, portals, and FreeDesktop and their related specifications and projects.

I use the GNOME Wayland session on Fedora Silverblue normally, and GNOME Wayland with NixOS on my laptop. My hardware (and software) is as follows:

Main desktop

  • CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 with a slight overclock
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4 overclocked to 2800MHz
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5500XT 8GB model normally, Radeon RX 560 4GB as backup or in a dual GPU configuration
  • Storage: WD Black SN750 500GB for my main Linux distribution and home folder, with 2-4TB of compressed zstd btrfs HDD storage
  • Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk

Main software

  • OS: I will usually use a mostly stock Fedora Silverblue, but I have a Nix flake set up and configured for GNOME and my embedded systems.
  • Display server: Wayland all the way. If your software doesn’t work with it, or you’re a DE that doesn’t support it, you automatically get shuffled off to the side. I’m not interested in Xorg whatsoever.
  • Desktop environment: GNOME is my go-to, as it has a consistent experience on most DEs, is easily customized with extensions, is stable, and supports Wayland very well. However, sometimes I’ll hop on over to Sway or KDE for a while for testing purposes.
  • Application distribution: Flatpak if it’s available, Distrobox otherwise. I will only run applications on the bare metal system if it’s absolutely needed, like for a system service.
  • Browser: Firefox normally, but I have Edge installed in case I ever need it.
  • IDE: GNOME Builder and Neovim is what I use most of the time, as Builder integrates well with my tooling and supports Flatpak well, and Neovim is easily usable from the CLI.