Tips for installing windows and freeBSD both.. anyone??
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Sun Nov 7 17:41:13 UTC 2010
Quoth Bruce Cran on Sunday, 07 November 2010:
> On Sat, 6 Nov 2010 15:54:46 -0700
> Chip Camden <sterling at camdensoftware.com> wrote:
> > What does KDE or GNOME buy you anyway? Besides overhead.
> I don't expect to be able to convince you, but a lot of people find
> desktop environments easier to use than a whole load of terminals. For
> example I sometimes prefer to use kdiff3 instead of plain "svn diff"
> and KDE makes that simple.
> Bruce Cran
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I'm not here to bash desktop environments, I seriously want to know you use them to
I used to be a big believer in GUIs. Back in the early 90s, I
experimented with creating my own completely visual development
environment, with a high percentage of drag 'n' drop and doubleclick
in place of command lines.
Now I find that any time I reach for the mouse, I'm slowing myself down.
It's more efficient to use the keyboard even to switch focused windows
or to follow links in a browser (provided that the window manager and
browser are equipped with usable shortcuts).
I use a tiling wm (xmonad) to maximize visibility, real estate usage, and
navigability. No overlapping windows unless I say so.
That's my experience. How does yours differ, and how does KDE/GNOME
Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterling at camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F
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