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Re: Re: Would you agree - Debian is for the tech savvy

Stephan Foley dijo [Thu, Feb 04, 2016 at 08:37:52PM -0500]:
> Very true, I agree with all of your points. Going back to my original
> purpose of posting this question, I wanted to do a sort of "sales
> pitch" to encourage Debian to offer Fluxbox as a task in the
> installer. I actually wrote up a spec which you can find here:
> (...)
> So, I thought this might be a good angle for my pitch...hey, Debian is
> for the technically savvy, so why not offer a technically savvy
> windows manager in addition to the others. As for the others (Gnome,
> KDE, etc), I might add that they are mostly just aping the Windows
> paradigm, but that might be my chauvinist Fluxbox attitude :-)

Adding to what Wouter rightfully said here about Debian not needing a
sales pitch, I would add that a tech-savvy user is extremely picky on
what they like, and targetting them would not be an easy task. Lets
exemplify, exaggerating my own worldview.

In this very simple example you bring up, I also believe that Fluxbox
is basically based on what you call "the Windows paradigm".

I mean, who needs a desktop? A background? Overlapping windows? We the
*real* tech-savvy people only need a tiling window manager, such as


I mean, just look at its manifesto! It has "tech savvy" written all
over it. Besides, it is more beautiful, in a simplicity sense. Small
is beautiful.

Best of all, we don't need to make no stinkin' list of recommended
programs. Just install i3-wm, rxvt-unicode-256color, and... That's all
a tech-savvy user needs.

Oh, and don't get me started as to why rxvt-unicode-256color and not
xterm, lxterminal, roxterm, or (sigh) terminator, terminal.app,
gnome-terminal, or a long etcætera ad nauseam of lesser terminal

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