Re: Overwhelmed newbie
I have a copy of Knoppix (don't think it's the latest) that I am poking at to get a feel for Linux. I will have to try and find where to change the windows manager.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roberto C. Sanchez" <email@example.com>
To: "Andy Streich" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Overwhelmed newbie
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 20:51:20 -0400
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 05:16:32PM -0700, Andy Streich wrote:
> > On Friday 16 September 2005 12:55 pm, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> > > > Most importantly, this is _debian_-user. If you want to advocate
> > > > other distributions willy-nilly, it's not the place.
> > > > That kind of isolationism is something I think you will find
> > very little > support for in the free software community. I think
> > most people will > agree that we want to direct people to what is
> > best for them.
> > I am also an overwhelmed newbie, one who could not have been
> > using Debian for the last 9 months without the kind (and
> > sometimes terse and abrupt) help from people on this list. It
> > takes a remarkable amount of dedication and time to become
> > comfortable configuring a desktop Debian system on a machine with
> > modest resources where you can't run KDE or GNOME without a
> > significant performance problem. The choice of window managers
> > for a desktop systems is, to really go out on a limb, fairly
> > important. The best advice I've gotten is that I should just
> > start installing and trying out all the others. That's not too
> > appealing but I accept the reality.
> > I keep staring at my Ubuntu disks and wondering if I should
> > switch horses. Yet I can't begin to estimate the costs involved
> > -- in terms of my time and in the quality and maintainability of
> > the resulting system. Would a few months of using Ubuntu cause
> > me to come running back to Debian? I have no idea.
> > Any pointers to useful reading material would be appreciated.
> If you are interested in trying out a multitude of window managers, I
> would get a Knoppix DVD (or CD if the DVD will not work for you). That
> way you can try out the 5 or six different window managers that are
> part of Knoppix without going through the overhead of installing and
> uninstalling each individually. If you are accustomed to Windows and
> want something similar, then IceWM is probably adequate. If you want
> something with maximum flexibility then something like WindowMaker (my
> personal favorite) or Fluxbox or Enlightenment would probably work for
> Roberto C. Sanchez
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