Linked by Michael Reed on Thu 12th Oct 2006 18:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes This article is a inspired by some of the ideas which seem be constantly floating around my mind whenever I think about or read about operating systems. Surely, every time-served OS-geek carries a mental list of this sort around with them? This is a summary of all of the features which I would like to see in my dream FOSS based Operating System.
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RE[3]: Yeah
by MattPie on Thu 12th Oct 2006 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yeah"
MattPie
Member since:
2006-04-18

Thunar with desktop icons also makes a nice addition (my favorite file manager, much better than xffm IMO).

I suspect people who like Xfce (me) would still be happy with twm if it looked better. I could probably count the number of times I've used the gnome file manager here at work on one hand, and hate icons on the desktop (they just get hidden behind windows). Xfce (to me) is just something to manage windows. All the my work is done in a terminal and Firefox, with a dabble in VMware Server Console once in awhile.

I suppose if I were using a machine to manage my multimedia extravaganza at home, I might have different preferences. Fedora 4-5 and Ubuntu 5.10-6.06 seem to hate the network (Intel 82257) and USB on my home system (MSI K7 board), so I use FreeBSD and XP.

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RE[4]: Yeah
by rhyder on Fri 13th Oct 2006 01:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Yeah"
rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

I hate having things on the backdrop as well.

I might have a go at putting more system monitors there at some point though. Sometimes, I'm watching a film and it would be nice to look over at the computer and see the time, current downloads, IM icons etc.

I find the idea of getting to backdrop to click an icon rather counter-intuitive.

Mike

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RE[4]: Yeah
by maydaytx on Fri 13th Oct 2006 07:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Yeah"
maydaytx Member since:
2006-04-17

Xfdesktop allows the option of desktop icons, minimized window icons, or none. As far as I know, the desktop icons are enabled by default. If you prefer no icons, just choose that option in the desktop preferences.

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