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Re: The Distribution




řann 20-Jan-98 skrifar Rick Jones:
> 
> I'm still researching choices for the *main* window manager.
> 
>       Enlightenment, WindowMaker, Afterstep, FVWM2
> 
> are the choices I'm looking at, in order of current preference.
> 
> There are pro's and con's to each of them. I think that when that WM
> opens in front of them for the first time, it should blow their mind. 
> Many have seen a Mac, Unix, OS/2 interface before.  They are expecting
> the same old dull interface with a few differences.  When a WM like
> enlightenment pops on screen, the eye candy will make their tongue
> drop.  It's like a movie with great special effects opposed to obviously
> fake effects.
> 
  Yes, enlightenment is really good.  An eye catching Window manager, but one
should also look at the machine it gets installed on.  On my 486-DX/2 66
enlightenment is too slow... and also be aware of the gamma, as the default
installation I tried for Enlightenment needed a gamma correction, as it was so
dark as to see almost nothing.

  In my opinion, a stable window manager is the best choice for the first time
Window manager.  The installation could make the others avalable, but a window
manager like fvwm2 is good looking, and stable.  While, afterstep, although
stable is quite a color hog, and the colors are in a range that will make any
graphic application run out of colors.


Jus my two bits.

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