Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 16:12 UTC
Window Managers In the final years of my high school career, more concerned with going out and drinking three times a week than with actually doing anything meaningful at my supposedly posh gymnasium, I rediscovered my love for computing - a love lost during the onset of aforementioned going out and drinking. Realising I would hit university soon, I saved up 2000 guilders, ordered the parts for a brand-new computer, and thanks to this then state-of-the-art computer, old flames were rekindled. Since this pun is burning a hole in my pocket - it was an enlightening experience.
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RE: But is it more than eyecandy?
by gan17 on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 17:38 UTC in reply to "But is it more than eyecandy?"
gan17
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I could be wrong, but I think E17's "pitch" when it first came out was that it could (supposedly) do most of the things other desktop environments could with less resources. It included it's own file manager, some effects/compositing, had some sort of desktop grid feature or "shelves" or something, and could also support external modules.

But yeah, it always seemed a more "bling" based environment to me as well. Couldn't really gel with it myself, but I tend to prefer tiling or box type WMs, so I won't say my opinion of it is fair in any sense. Always good to have choice, though.

If I recall correctly, E17 got a bit more PR when it came with gOS (Ubuntu based, I think), a distro with lots of Google & Web2.0 services built into it. Had a sort of OSX-on-a-budget look about it. Dead project now.

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