Different OS's? Marketshare
m.hauber at mchsi.com
Thu Feb 24 08:33:55 GMT 2005
On Thursday 24 February 2005 12:46 am, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Mike Hauber writes:
> > Found the thread... Have you tried installing an older
> > version?
> No, but most of the problems I saw in my research were on 4.x
> or older versions. This version (5.3) seems to run fine once
> it's up; the only problem is getting the machine to boot it.
> Also, I'm getting those weird SCSI disk errors.
Yeah. I just finished emailing someone who had the same problems,
and it apparently isn't the problem I was having a while back.
He also said that using the new version was the easier solution.
> > Well... There's a lot of options available. Personally, I
> > prefer something like blackbox for administrative logins.
> > It's _very_ lightweight and (like all things should be), you
> > pretty much build it from the ground up.
> What do you mean by building it from the ground up?
> What do I get when I type startx by default? It looks
> extremely simple, whatever it is, just a few simple windows in
> green borders on a rather irritating gray crosshatched
Hmmm... I tend to view a wm about the same way I view win.exe
(not in the disrespectful way, of course) in the respect that
it's real purpose is to provide a pretty point and click menu
system (which I'm not knocking). It's very usefull and
palletable to some, usually not a necessity, and downright
apalling to others. So when he said "I'm looking for a wm that's
not windowsy," I translated that to, "I'm looking for a
point/click menu system that's easy on the eyes, won't suck my
processor dry, or populate ~ with a bunch of stuff I'm never
going to use."
I mentioned that blackbox is what I use for administrative logins
because you have to build it from the ground up (not in any
literal sense (ie, not from a wm-developers point of view), but
from the wm-user's view (for instance, I find the default menu
(the purpose of the wm) to be pretty bare for my taste and
therefore needs to be customized (built up).
Make sense? Hope I wasn't any more confusing. :)
ps. What you get by default is more like the basement, man! lol
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