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Date:      Mon, 18 Jul 2011 06:05:47 -0700
From:      perryh@pluto.rain.com
To:        jrisom@gmail.com, cbergstrom@pathscale.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
Message-ID:  <4e242fab.s4vpgxxZEUq0LFDq%perryh@pluto.rain.com>
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Joshua Isom <jrisom@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/17/2011 6:16 PM, Mario Lobo wrote:
> > On Sunday 17 July 2011 10:13:13 C. Bergstr??m wrote:
> >> I hope gnome does [go Linux-only]..   Maybe then more
> >> people would forget about it and focus on making KDE better ;)
...
> What about enlightenment?

For us old-timers :)

What's the advantage of any of these "desktop environments" (Gnome,
KDE, enlightenment, Xfce) over ordinary X11 with (say) FVWM2 or TWM?
Certainly there are some useful apps that, for better or worse, are
built with gtk or the KDE toolkit, but what does the full-blown
environment really contribute (other than bloat)?



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