Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 7th Jun 2014 00:53 UTC
Xfce Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.

One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by?
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kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

"Other reasons that Linux must churn is that most hardware is actually badly implemented...


BTW, when has this NOT been the case? That's no excuse.
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Yeah, and how much hardware do the BSDs have to accommodate compared to Linux?

Linux is continually being purposed into a lot of esoteric hardware that is not being experienced by any other operating system.

Like I said, you have absolutely no understanding of scale and change.

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demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

Yeah, and how much hardware do the BSDs have to accommodate compared to Linux?

Linux is continually being purposed into a lot of esoteric hardware that is not being experienced by any other operating system.


Ok, let's get down to brass tacks. None of that esoteric hardware means shit in a discussion about desktops, unless it's actually desktop hardware. Also, considering that we're talking about desktops, it's really a poorly attempted distraction to bring up hardware that has nothing to do with the topic at hand. But, since you want to take it there, name a piece of hardware that must be constantly designed around multiple times just to get the X server or even XFCE to run on it, that no other OS works with...I'll wait.

Like I said, you have absolutely no understanding of scale and change.


Sounds like you're still trying to blow smoke about commodity hardware & the development of infrastructure that supports it. No one believes that bullshit. Either design it right, or move out of the way for someone else to do so.

Your whole argument has basically amounted to bull's milk -& I'm not drinking it!

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Ok, let's get down to brass tacks. None of that esoteric hardware means shit in a discussion about desktops, unless it's actually desktop hardware. Also, considering that we're talking about desktops, it's really a poorly attempted distraction to bring up hardware that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.


It has EVERYTHING to do with it. The esoteric hardware uses the same driver framework as common desktop hardware. Not just esoteric hardware, but closed hardware, which may as well be esoteric and open.

But, since you want to take it there, name a piece of hardware that must be constantly designed around multiple times just to get the X server or even XFCE to run on it, that no other OS works with...I'll wait.


Have you not heard of graphics cards? Have you not heard of the difficulty of getting X to incorporate new functionality in poorly documented and/or closed graphics cards?

Like I said, you have absolutely no understanding of scale and change.


Sounds like you're still trying to blow smoke about commodity hardware & the development of infrastructure that supports it. No one believes that bullshit. Either design it right, or move out of the way for someone else to do so.

Your whole argument has basically amounted to bull's milk -& I'm not drinking it! [/q]

You're an idiot.

"Design it right, or move out of the way".

NO.

Go on. Stop them. Make them stop with your convincing arguments. I think this attitude exposes you as a petty dictator wannabe.

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