[olpc-help] Xfce: first steps?
linux.1 at litenverden.com
Mon Jan 14 21:35:09 EST 2008
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Any particular reason why a fairly heavy desktop like XFCE4, as opposed
> to one of the ultralights like IceWM, FluxBox or Gnustep Windowmaker?
> When I abandoned Gnome and KDE a couple of years ago, I ran XFCE4.2 for
> a while. But when XFCE4.4 betas started to come out, they seemed only
> slightly lighter weight than Gnome.
> So I tried most of the really lightweight desktops/window managers,
> ranging from glorified XTerm switchers to Afterstep, etc. I ended up
> torn between Enlightenment and WindowMaker, but I went with WindowMaker
> and I'm still on it.
No particular reason except these:
1. I found a good community of people working on it with good
documentation, and I needed help to get my bearings.
2. I wanted a good file manager (Thunar) and a nice text editor
(Mousepad). They both came with Xfce.
I've learned enough now to get a lighter WM working, so I might try that
next. Heck, this is a toy and I can always get back where I started.
Do you have brightness and volume control? Do you have an MP3 player?
Tell us more.
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