Linked by Charles Jennings on Wed 13th Jun 2007 10:38 UTC
Linux I have so much to thank Bill Gates for: introducing me to the baffling joys of consumer computing with Windows 95; teaching me the meaning of fear and dread with Windows 98; leading me to the sunlit uplands of Windows XP; getting me out of Microsoft altogether with the arrival of Vista. I hardly know where to start. And if I hadn't flown into a high-minded anti-Microsoft, down-with-Bill-Gates fury at the start of this year, would I ever have stumbled upon ZenWalk? I doubt it.
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Very nice
by joef on Wed 13th Jun 2007 13:56 UTC
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I also have an X2 and 2GB of RAM, but still can't force myself to run anything heavier than XFCE on Zenwalk or Fluxbox on Slackware (I run Slackware current, so I occasionally find another OS on another partition useful).

I think that both visually and in a what-services-the_OS-runs way, simplicity is better. My wife has a tricked out dual-core Sony laptop, and she puts on all these toolbars and whatnot. Ends up making the computer more difficult to use visually and, being Windows, leads inevitably to system restores and clean installs.

For me, filling my 21" monitor with one work window (browser or whatever), gkrellm and the Fluxbox toolbar is perfect. All the info I need, none of the useless crap I don't. Same with Zenwalk and what it offers casual users: all the help they need, and none of the bloat they don't.

Nice to see a recent convert agree.

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