But on the GUI side I think the best way to hide is to make something slightly Word-like looking as a terminal emulator. Because it doesn't matter that much whether you have a Windows file manager, people will think you're up to something if you're typing in a terminal window in either OS.
The same happens in IntelliJ or Eclipse, non-developers looking over your shoulder will ask what it is because it has a certain look of "complexity"
I may have not noticed a curious eye once a while, but not sure it would be able to pick up if I'm spinning up a Kubernetes cluster, or pentesting the nearby bank's network.
Cool feature though!
That's what we call confirmation bias.
My preference for dark color schemes is great until I realize on a plane I'm a walking stereotype..
I remember the moment that I saw someone who uses the plain GNOME 3 desktop for the first time when the only Linux I knew was Ubuntu - it was not "weird" but is was enough distinctive to me so that it dragged my all of attention.
I'm genuinely curious if there are places where this actually draws attention. Especially when the linked article talks about "suspicion" not just curiosity.
Same for cafes. Once, the owner struck up a conversation because he himself was a former dev.
If everyone in a workplace spends all their time on corp gmail (white background) and in terminal sessions to some mainframe somewhere (let's be generous and say teal text on black in like 20pt courier), anything that doesn't match either of those appearances will stand out pretty dramatically.
The most unixy iconic serif monospaced font I can think of would be Sun's Gallant Demi: https://images.app.goo.gl/Nx2wzRvY71DczMVdA
Or more recently, the Golang monospaced fonts: https://blog.golang.org/go-fonts
Direct link (no idea what the google wrapper does; the related images are completely different fonts): http://www.furorteutonicus.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/con...
I hope that background doesn't get them into copyright trouble though.
If anything, I would say that continuing to use the default wallpaper instead of changing it to a picture of your kids, your dog, or some cool scenery makes you look even more suspicious. It makes you look like you're not quite at home with the device you're using.