Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 17:45 UTC
X11, Window Managers Apparently, my article a few days ago caused a bigger stir than I had anticipated, not at all unrelated to the fact that my wordings may not have been optimal. So, let me clarify things a bit.
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Article + KDE + Gnome
by makkus on Sun 24th Dec 2006 07:19 UTC
makkus
Member since:
2006-01-11

>Ratpoison is all I need.

Off-course you do... But I do use Gnome, what does that make me, you word it: simple, stupid.

Is it simple stupid, that in the last year I changed reports/docs/mail writing that they contain some keywords so that my beagle enhanced desktop let me retrieve whatever I want in mere seconds? off-course your superduper tidy tree of directories does the same and better so you can look down at the simple and stupid Filemanager of Gnome, who doesn't let you do your browsing like you use to do it, structured and lots and lots of deep directories. Ratpoison and some leet filemanager (ncursus based off-course) let you.

Is it simple and stupid that when Gentoo finally had Networkmanager in portage I installed it in a second. Although I know at least 4 different ways I can do the same thing with the command-line/ifconfig/ifplugd/wpa-supplicant. But I can't live without it anymore, wpa wasn't that easy even on Windows XP. But off-course my leet factor is going down fast, now I don't have to fire up a command-line whenever I have to use a new access-point.

Cairo/dbus/gstreamer/networkmanager/beagle/
gnome-bluetooth/gamin/gnome-volume-manager And I'm sure I forget a lot!
This alone are the enhancements I came to rely on the last two years, and this is only Gnome.

Firefox with plugins/OpenOffice are a few more.

And don't forget the kernel itself. The gap was never this narrow before and this with a new release of
Windows, which was a kind of sad for my co-worker, because I installed beryll on my laptop the same day he got Vista, guess who got the attention. And this on a two year old HP nx9105 1280x800 with a 64Mb nvidia Geforce4 GO (but running a 64 bit OS) against a brand spanking new ASUS with dual core and ATI X1600 1600x1000 screen. I wouldn't switch them for twice the price of the Asus, to much hassle to get it to work with Linux at the moment.

Edited 2006-12-24 07:35

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RE: Article + KDE + Gnome
by andrewg on Sun 24th Dec 2006 08:12 in reply to "Article + KDE + Gnome"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

I am sure Beryl got more attention, because everything about Beryl is in your face. It demands attention. Now when you actually want to use you computer its really annoying.

I used it for 15 minutes, desperately fiddling with the overwhelming control panel and decided that it was time to get rid of it. Compiz for me.

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