Re: Musings on debian-user list
On 2009-07-29 00:20, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
On Tue, Jul 28 2009, Ron Johnson wrote:
On 2009-07-28 13:09, Mark wrote:
When I feel adventurous one weekend I'll try a Debian install without the
But what will you *do* with it? Mutt will frustrate you to no end,
and the intarweb has become too graphics-oriented to make lynx/elinks
Why are you equating a desktop environment with a GUI? I don't
use a DE -- no gnome, KDE, gdm, kdm, wdm, xfce, or what have you. I use
something far more flexible and and configurable than those
underpowered environments;and I certainly am not doing without a
You're right. GNOME & KDE have been dominant so long that I forgot
about older WMs.
Is there a way in fvwm to have a panel/dock with applets (weather,
volume, date/time and "window list" are really useful to me) and
have look like Windows 2000 (aka Crux theme and borders, and
GNOME really is too bulky and pretty dumbed-down, but they've done
IMNSHO a good job of making an easily-configured panel and a
"smooth" system that lets me customize it enough so that what I need
is there, in colors and icon styles that are "obvious but not
jarring". If that makes any sense.
And, of course, GTK-based apps integrate very well.
Scooty Puff, Sr