Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[3]: wm for a server?
by Soulbender on Wed 21st Nov 2007 02:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: wm for a server?"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

compare win's clipboard and GNOME equivalent of it.


Hogwash. The clipboard works perfectly between different apps in X, be it Xlib, GTK or QT apps.

and still cannot make Realtek RT 2500 WiFi PCI


Ralink RT2500 based PCI cards work in Linux and has done so for quite some time. Maybe the problem isn't with Linux but with Realtek or the user.

But not all applications.


As long as the application works why dos it matter? It's not like all Windows apps are avilable in 64bit versions.

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RE[4]: wm for a server?
by draethus on Wed 21st Nov 2007 05:37 in reply to "RE[3]: wm for a server?"
draethus Member since:
2006-08-02

Hogwash. The clipboard works perfectly between different apps in X, be it Xlib, GTK or QT apps.

Hogwash. Just recently (this year IIRC) the X developers were discussing why the clipboard is so broken and what they can do to improve compatibility between applications.

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RE[5]: wm for a server?
by lemur2 on Wed 21st Nov 2007 05:55 in reply to "RE[4]: wm for a server?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Hogwash. Just recently (this year IIRC) the X developers were discussing why the clipboard is so broken and what they can do to improve compatibility between applications.


http://refspecs.linux-foundation.org/LSB_3.1.0/LSB-Desktop-generic/...

There are a number of references on the topic of the clipboard.

http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/Products
http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/LSB_Distribution_Status

There shouldn't be any issues with the clipboard on any of those desktop distributions. I'm not sure why X developers would be discussing the desktop's clipboard, in any event.

Edited 2007-11-21 05:59

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RE[5]: wm for a server?
by raver31 on Wed 21st Nov 2007 09:02 in reply to "RE[4]: wm for a server?"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

hmmm, clearly you have been reading the wrong discussions.

The clipboards in Gnome and KDE are not the same as an X clipboard.

Gnome and KDE are the desktop environments, if you were to using one of these desktops and tried to copy and paste between applications, you would be using the Gnome or KDE clipboard.

X on the otherhand is the underlying "Window Manager" and as such, should not have a clipboard service made available to applications already inside a desktop environment.

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