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Thread: Enlightenment looking good

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    Senior Member gore's Avatar
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    Enlightenment looking good

    some of you may know how I'm a bit of an arrogant bastard when it comes to OSs. Well, that is true But hey, I make you laugh right?

    Anyway, this thread is mainly to show off what's coming out from Enlightenment, or "E" as some call it.

    I mainly use a mix of Window Managers and things to keep it so I don't deopend on any one desktop, but my favprites are by far:







    I use all of those, and E has always been kind of a favorite of mine when I didn't have KDE up. One thing that took me a bit to get used to was having to bar across the bottom to click on for applications. So I used Window Maker and got used to it, then I found E. It has something like a panel on the bottom, but sort of cooler. A little box showing what applications are open, and you can scroll it for what you have open.

    And not to mention on the bottom left you can switch Virtual Desktops, which you only have to do if you don't feel like moving your mouse in the direction of the Desktop to the left or right, which really freaked me out the first time.

    One thing I didn't like about E was the lack of file management. KDE has Konqueror, GNOME has...Whatever they've decided to make standard this week, heh. And Windows has....A Shell built into the OS also used to browse the internet....Windows could really learn from X, heh. But the fact is I was used to browsing the file system, and E didn't seem to have anything to contend to KDE with.

    Until now.

    I'm sure everyone has heard of E17, which is the next generation of E, and it has not been released. I'm waiting for it. Like a Virgin on the Wedding Night, I'm excited. I just saw a few screen shots of what E has up it's Eye-Candy sleave, and really, I think Mac OS X better have some pretty damned cool tricks if it thinks it's going to even hold a lighter to the ass of E.

    Take this screen shot for example:


    It looks great!

    The new Windows has some competition here:


    Amazing is an understatement:


    I think all of you know E-Term is my favorite Terminal, and Blue is my favorite color:


    And look here:


    And now for a File Manager for E that will shut me up about KDE and GNOME:


    Amazing looking isn't it?


    And some Themes in case you use it now, or want to change how it looks:


    So, what do you guys think? I think it looks amazing, and the way they talk abotu what they are doing with it, I think I won't be using much else after the next release. I already like it, but when they start putting this all together, then I will be even more happier with it.

    Also, I'm not sure what the name is, but I'll call it EDM. I haven't read the page fully yet, and it may very well be called EDM, but it looks like GDM except it actually looks good:



    Links =



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    I used to use GNOME until one day i tried KDE and have never looked back ... and I have it themed cool so it looks awesome

    Those screenshots look very smooth tho I might have to give it a go when it comes out

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    Yeah the interface for KDE is so much better and is my personal favorite.
    Space For Rent.. =]

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    KDE pwns .....
    when i first started using Debian some time back, i started with KDE based Desktop and i found it easy to learn what's were and everything else..
    I have tried a few others but i seem to go back to KDE....


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    KDE for me ... tried some of the others but nothing really did it for me, like KDE does.

    I have heard the arguements against KDE like, "it's too Windows-like", "It's bloated" ... but hey, my main machines all have the space and the grunt to run it, I like it, so I am sticking with it.

    I do have an old Pentium 200 running Slackware, so KDE is out of the question but it kicks butt with IceWM - the thing I do love about *nix is the choice ...

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    Senior Member gore's Avatar
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    Have you guys ever played around with E at all? Or mainly just stick with what you like? I move around a lot between managers.

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    i have done some experimenting with E because when i first saw it, it looked a lot like blackbox

    i do have to say i like it a lot, and i am hoping to switch over to using E once the new version comes out because i now keep running into some limitations with blackbox (which i will not go into because it would sound more like bitching)
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    Originally posted here by gore
    Have you guys ever played around with E at all? Or mainly just stick with what you like? I move around a lot between managers.
    I am interested in trying out E17 after seeing the screenshots. I have mostly stuck to Gnome and KDE, but this looks like it might be a good alternative to at least try out.

    Thanks for the links Gore.
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    I don't use X, I'm a Windows only or Mac only, or DOS only, or some other OS only person, and I'm replying with what it is.
    You dont have to use X to use BlackBox, it can be used with windows too !

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    Senior Member gore's Avatar
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    You'll also note that BlackBox has it's own option by itself for that very reason. I was half asleep, and it was hard to think of 5,000 Window Managers and how many ports they have Ok? I didn't give an option for which Windows desktop you choose to use, so I figured most would actually figure it out that I did it that way for a reason.

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