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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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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demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

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.


And how many other OSes have had to constantly recreate the same framework within the same major version number???

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?


Have you ever actually written any drivers for said frameworks? Have you ever actually written any video card drivers? Have you ever actually compared the codebases of multiple OSes? It sounds like you're trying to argue something that you have no intimate knowledge of.

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


Says the guy who sounds like he hasn't been in the *nix community for more than 5 years.

You're an idiot.


The last resort of children who have no valid argument. Get back to me when you make it past puberty.

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


NO.
"

No, what? No, you don't want it designed correctly? No, you want to just code bullshit? Or no, you can't design OR code & are just talking out of your ass?

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


Hmmm...not accepting bullshit excuses makes me a wannabe dictator. That's rich.

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