Linked by Neven Bijelic on Wed 24th Nov 2004 08:45 UTC
Xfce No doubt, all of you have heard of Xfce and those who haven't will hear about it soon anyway. I remember trying out Xfce for the first time back on SuSE 9.0. I am not sure if it came with the distrobution or if I downloaded it. At the time 9.0 came out I remember thinking to myself "nice, good potential, could be eyecandy, fast..." but I still logged into KDE upon booting. Sure I tried Gnome but somehow for a windows-commer KDE was more user friendly at the time. Update: More screenshots of XFce.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by No Name on Thu 25th Nov 2004 09:21 UTC

"If you say "I talk out of my ass"

Did I? If you indeed did write a master thesis, then you surely can read. Please go back and read what I wrote. BTW, your supposed earlier accomplishments are no excuse for bashing something you yourself admitted that you don't understand.

"I can assure you XEmacs took a *long* time to load, so you don't even need to start talking "Firefox" and other modern applications."

And this has any bearing to your initial post in what way? As somone else pointed out somewhere above, your suggestion to use fvwm does *not* cut it for anyone not a programmer or not preparied to spend an rediculus amount of time to make it look decent. To clearly spell out what I'm telling you; If you don't have the resources to handle Gnome/KDE then fvwm is an option - for *very* few people, compared to the number that happily could use xfce. And when I incidentally used firefox as an example, instead of your beloved XEMACS (which is a POS btw ;) ) I was merely using it as an example of an application a lot of people *will* use, as opposed to XEMACS, and that *will* exhaust your resources completely if you run a heavy DE on a system that is not-quite-state-of-the-art.

So your initial post essentialy says "Get a box that can handle KDE or Gnome with ease, or use Fvwm". That IS talking out of your ass, since neither of that is an option to a lot of people, master thesis or not.

"So before you say "I talk out of my ass" I suggest you take a good look at the mirror and think twice before writing insulting comments."

Insults go where they are deserved.

"I know what old machines can do."

That's not the problem, the problem is that you fail to realize that not everyone fit the requirements of either A) Own a system that handle a heavy DE in a sane way or B) Have enough time, patience and skill to make fvwm workable and not a pain to the eyes.

"Please add something to the discussion besides showing up your "attitude"."

I could say the same, as all I have written above hardly is any kind of rocket-sience, and yet you failed to grasp it, but instead you tried to use your master-thesis as an argument... jeez.