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Date:      Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:07:37 -0700
From:      Chip Camden <sterling@camdensoftware.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
Message-ID:  <20110718150737.GB79176@libertas.local.camdensoftware.com>
In-Reply-To: <4e242fab.s4vpgxxZEUq0LFDq%perryh@pluto.rain.com>
References:  <20110717071059.25971662@scorpio> <CAGwOe2YpUXgFx1f_1UWHNt4S=p=X1Soa348KWR9BTrjxF0bAwA@mail.gmail.com> <4E22DFE9.7050007@pathscale.com> <201107172016.30727.lobo@bsd.com.br> <4E23989F.7010701@gmail.com> <4e242fab.s4vpgxxZEUq0LFDq%perryh@pluto.rain.com>

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Quoth perryh@pluto.rain.com on Monday, 18 July 2011:
> 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?
>=20
> For us old-timers :)
>=20
> 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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rg"

Your rhetorical question expresses my feelings exactly.  I use xmonad
precisely because it sacrifices all eye candy to the efficient use of
screen space.  All a developer really wants is to be able to manage
multiple apps and especially terminal windows with a minimum of fuss.

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