[Chugalug] Falling in love again.... (with Linux)

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Fri Sep 21 18:21:49 UTC 2012


I loved enlightenment back in the day, i thought the project stopped
be developed for a while, im glad to see them roll it into an ubuntu
install.
This looks pretty sweet, im going to check it out.

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Bobby Burden <bobby.b at delegator.com> wrote:
> I just switched to XFCE from Unity. So far, it is much better than Unity,
> but isn't impressive on its own. I'm considering making the jump to
> Enlightenment.
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> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:
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>> Finally got some time between road trips where I could retool my main
>> laptop (a big clunky Sony with a great screen and keyboard) from Ubuntu
>> 12.04.
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>> I installed the latest Bodhi. (Ubuntu + Enlightenment)
>> which is much more gelled then even a few weeks ago.
>> I picked the plain "Laptop/Tablet" interface,
>> "Default" theme.. set "Window Focus" to "Click Windows to Focus"
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>> from command line:
>> apt-get install cups libreoffice joe vlc evolution xterm firefox...
>> (all my usual programs)
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>> Am just using a couple of shell scripts to change my screen configs
>> for different dual monitor configs.. like:
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>>   xrandr --auto --output VGA-1 --mode 1920x1080 --right-of LVDS-1
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>> Without using the funkier and funkier nvidia settings manager..
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>> Right clicking a running program's taskbar icon gave me the ability to add
>> a program to a quick select favorites list (right click on desktop anywhere)
>> and a mac-ish quick launch menu (mode specific)..
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>> What I feel:
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>>   My laptop is FAST again.
>>    Only using 1gb of ram (with a Lamp server installed!)
>>   The interface is clean, crisp, high contrast and.. did I say: Fast!
>>   No hangs no hiccups no pauses..
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>>   With everything installed, I'm using just under 10gb of HD,
>>   including a restore of lots of crud (docs/data/pics/etc..) from
>>   my old system.
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>> In many ways it is old skool.. but with just enough
>> polish to feel sexy and powerful. Everything so far, just works.
>> It feels good to be in love again. :)
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