Linked by the_randymon on Mon 31st Dec 2012 12:21 UTC
Linux With Enlightment 0.17 released, it's no surprise the Linux distribution that uses E17 for its desktop is rushing to release a new version that uses it. Look for Bodhi 2.2.0 in January, featuring the stable E17 desktop. If you've never experienced it, Bodhi is a Ubuntu derivative, and it offers more configurabality than you can imagine. Have you been complaining about Unity and Gnome3 taking away your options? Bodhi and E17 bring them back - and many more, too.
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RE[2]: Bodhi is good.
by Morgan on Tue 1st Jan 2013 12:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Bodhi is good."
Morgan
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My favorite thing about the (admittedly sometimes excessive) eye candy is the way it makes you hyper-aware of where window focus is. I always use a "focus follows mouse, click to raise window" setup whenever possible, and only in E17 is it immediately clear where focus is without trying to look for the mouse cursor. This is due to the impossible to ignore animations that catch the corner of my vision just as well as if I'm looking right at the object in question.

I know this can be achieved with Compiz, but I'm not always working on a system with a fast GPU, or even accelerated X for that matter. Even on my "lowly" Raspberry Pi, Enlightenment's eye candy is fast and fluid, and very useful, not to mention great for showing off the power of the tiny PC.

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