Linked by the_randymon on Mon 31st Dec 2012 12:21 UTC
Linux With Enlightment 0.17 released, it's no surprise the Linux distribution that uses E17 for its desktop is rushing to release a new version that uses it. Look for Bodhi 2.2.0 in January, featuring the stable E17 desktop. If you've never experienced it, Bodhi is a Ubuntu derivative, and it offers more configurabality than you can imagine. Have you been complaining about Unity and Gnome3 taking away your options? Bodhi and E17 bring them back - and many more, too.
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RE: Bodhi is good.
by the_randymon on Mon 31st Dec 2012 18:58 UTC in reply to "Bodhi is good."
the_randymon
Member since:
2005-07-06

What I like about it is that, though it's full of flashy eye candy, the eye candy is often useful and not just flash for flash's sake. I'm still figuring it out. I'd given E16 a try back in the day and never really connected with it. But E17 is not only easy to use, it's easy to tinker with and customize, and that's what I look for in a desktop. I truly don't get the new fascination with reducing options and configuration. For me, the more, the better!

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Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

I completely agree with what your saying, the other desktop environments could learn quite a bit from E17 I think.

Anyway thought I had better type it now, while my eyeballs still work and my fingers can find the keys. ;)
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

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RE[2]: Bodhi is good.
by Morgan on Tue 1st Jan 2013 12:14 in reply to "RE: Bodhi is good."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

My favorite thing about the (admittedly sometimes excessive) eye candy is the way it makes you hyper-aware of where window focus is. I always use a "focus follows mouse, click to raise window" setup whenever possible, and only in E17 is it immediately clear where focus is without trying to look for the mouse cursor. This is due to the impossible to ignore animations that catch the corner of my vision just as well as if I'm looking right at the object in question.

I know this can be achieved with Compiz, but I'm not always working on a system with a fast GPU, or even accelerated X for that matter. Even on my "lowly" Raspberry Pi, Enlightenment's eye candy is fast and fluid, and very useful, not to mention great for showing off the power of the tiny PC.

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RE[3]: Bodhi is good.
by the_randymon on Tue 1st Jan 2013 14:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Bodhi is good."
the_randymon Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm told you can even run E17 on a Pentium III with 128M of memory. Since that was my very first computer, back in 2000, I think that's amazing. I've still got a huge amount of nostalgia for that old box, as it was my entry into the world of computing and into Linux/BSD particularly, so to think if it were still around I could perhaps put E17 on it amazes me.

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